Derby Day at the Downs (18+)

  • Derby Day at the Downs (18+)
  • Derby Day at the Downs (18+)
  • Derby Day at the Downs (18+)

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  • With three Kentucky Derby parties to choose from you can celebrate Derby Day in any style you want at The Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on May 4th!

    #1. Derby Day Party

    The annual Derby Day Party will take place at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel in the Park Place Event Center from 11:30 am – 7 pm. $20 Superfecta Deal, includes choice of meal, $15 in Free Play once one point is earned on the gaming floor, a $5 wager on the Derby and program.

    Must be 18+ to attend. Sampling from Angry Orchard Rosé and other spirits during the event. There will be $5 Mint Juleps specials which includes a commemorative Kentucky Derby Glass. Many big screen televisions will show the races and there will be mutuel clerks available to take wagers.

    #2. Derby Gala

    The 2nd Annual Derby Gala will take place in the Batavia Downs Gaming Grandstands Banquet Room on the 2nd floor. Tickets can be purchased at and at the Lucky Treasures Gift Shop. Half of the tickets have already been sold and are expected to sell out before the event. Tickets are $75 per person and proper attire is required. Patrons will receive an open bar from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, grazing stations, a $10 wager on the Derby, $25 in Free Play and a Free Derby Program. The Gala also includes a best hat contest. Buy Tickets

    #3. 34 Rush Derby Festivities

    The third party, taking place inside 34 Rush, will have Woodford Reserve Bourbon & Blue Moon sampling during the day. Patrons may place Derby wagers using self-service terminals. The $5 Mint Julep special will also be available which includes a Derby commemorative glass (while supplies last).

    Wagering and Hotel

    Wagering will also be available at the 2nd floor Downs Simulcast center. Prize drawings for Derby T-Shirts and glasses will take place at the Simulcast Center beginning at 10:00 am. One entry per person.The hotel at Batavia Downs is already sold out, but other local hotels do have availability and a shuttle will be running that day to take patrons from those hotels over to Batavia Downs beginning at 3 pm.

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