Day At The Track

2nd annual Derby Day set for Batavia Downs

07:00 AM 20 Feb 2019 NZDT
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Batavia, NY --- Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel announced part of their onsite plans for the upcoming Kentucky Derby on Saturday (May 4) as multiple events will take place.

The 2nd Annual Derby Gala at Batavia Downs Gaming will be held in Grandstands Banquet Room on the second floor. Admission for the Gala is $75 per person and proper attire is required. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Guests will receive an open bar from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Grazing stations, a $10 wager on the Derby, $25 in Free Play and a free Derby program are also included. There will be televisions showing the days' races and mutuel clerks will be available for patrons to place wagers.

There will also be a best dressed contest and best hat contest with prizes provided by the Hotel at Batavia Downs and Four Roses Bourbon. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday (Feb. 20) at 10 a.m. on and at the Lucky Treasures Gift Shop located at the entrance to the gaming floor. Tickets are very limited.

The hotel at Batavia Downs will be offering a special VIP rate for those who wish to add an overnight stay to their Derby experience. Use promo code KD5419 to get the special rate. Tickets to the event and a hotel room are to be purchased separately.

"We're looking forward to another great day of events surrounding the Run for the Roses, "said Henry Wojtaszek, President and CEO of Batavia Downs Gaming. "The success of the Derby Gala last year adds to the already tremendous day of wagering and entertainment that our guests have come to expect from Batavia Downs."

Details on the other two, non-ticketed parties on Derby day will be announced at a later time.

From Batavia Downs

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