The Windmill Off Track Betting Center Sports Grill opened inside the Dutch Inn Hotel in Collinsville March 3rd, but the formal Grand Opening celebration will take place on St. Patrick’s Day — Saturday March 17th.
There will be hourly prize drawings of $25 gift certificates (for food at The Windmill) and $25 betting vouchers. Free programs will be available for the major day & evening tracks, and there will be food and beverage specials plus other surprises. There are two big Derby prep races that day as well — the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (Gr. 2) at Oaklawn and the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks Stakes (Gr. 3, formerly the Spiral Stakes) at Turfway.