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Thursday, April 26, 2018

  On Saturday, May 5th, join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment – for an exciting day and night of simulcast & live racing action, including the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs.  


Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will open at 9:30am with free parking and free admission. Before a full day of racing and partying, get in a complete meal at Victory Sports Bar. Victory will be serving a Derby themed buffet beginning at 11:30am for $49.95. Dishes will include sides and starters like Mashed Sweet Potatoes, home-made Mac & Cheese, freshly baked corn bread, and Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings, entrees like Roasted Chicken and BBQ Ribs, and assorted pastries and cookies for dessert.  For reservations call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). 


All day, enjoy Woodford Reserve bourbon, the “Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby,” and bourbon specials including mint juleps along with Grey Goose in the K-Derby cocktail for $10.  Each specialty drink is served in an official commemorative Kentucky Derby glass.  


Ladies are welcome to express their fashion sense and style by entering the $1,000 Derby Hat Contest with no boundaries on how over-the-top the headwear can go.  The most outrageous hat wins the $500 grand prize. Signup between 2:00pm to 4:45pm with the judging at 5:00pm in the Winner’s Circle.  


Plus all guests over 18 years of age can enter the $100 Derby Win Wager contest.  Ten lucky contestants will be selected to place a $100 win wager on any horse of their choice in the Kentucky Derby.   


After the Derby, guests are welcome to enjoy a night full of live harness racing at the Meadowlands with the first post time set for 7:15pm.  Pink, the tiered dining room with perfect views of the live racing action, will feature a few Southern inspired options on their $54.95 buffet menu created by Executive Chef Dennis Sammarone.  Pink will open at 4:30 pm and reservations are strongly recommended as space is extremely limited.  To reserve a table call 201-THE-BIG-M (201-843-2446). 


Prizes continue into the night with ten $100 win wagers on live harness racing, the ten contestants will be selected throughout the night.  Fans pick up a FREE horse to toss for the Horseplay Car Giveaway at the Players Club desk or Horseplay table in front of the Winner’s Circle. Participants attempt to throw their numbered horse into the window of a moving car. A winner, randomly chosen from all the horses that make it into the car, will receive a $100 betting voucher. Each night’s winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a brand new 2018 automobile on, Friday, August 3. After the horse toss each night, children get to pick up all the horses left on the track and receive a FREE ice cream from The Cafe’.  


For every horse that makes it into the Horseplay car, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment donates $10 to the designated monthly charity. The May donation recipient is K9 Soldiers, Inc/The Argos Project, the June donation recipient is Bergen County Horse Rescue, and the July/August donation recipient is Homefront. 


To make reservations or book your private event, call (201) 843-2446 or email 


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