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Monmouth Park to Open Early for Kentucky Derby Simulcast

Monday, April 29, 2013



Monmouth Park gates will open at 9:30 am on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, for simulcasting of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Day cards, respectively. 

            Wagering will commence at 10 am both days in advance of Churchill’s 10:30 am first post. 

            In addition to Kentucky Oaks Day wagering, pre-wagering on the entire Kentucky Derby card will also be available Friday. 

            Churchill Downs will host 12 races on Friday with the Kentucky Oaks scheduled for Race 11 and a post time of 5:45 p.m.  There will be an Oaks/Derby Daily Double offered on Friday as well as a special Oaks/Woodford Reserve Turf Classic/Derby Pick 3. 

            Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Day card will consist of 13 races with the Derby scheduled for Race 11 and a post time of 6:24 p.m. 

            Friday’s Kentucky Oaks will be shown live on NBC Sports Network from 5-6 pm.  The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic and Kentucky Derby will be shown live on NBC as part of their 4-7 pm broadcast.  Monmouth Park track announcer Larry Collmus will have the call of the Oaks, Turf Classic and Derby. 

            The 2013 Monmouth Park season gets underway on Saturday, May 11.