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Opening Day: The Shore's Biggest Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Riders Up! May 4 is the kick-off to an exciting season with the Jersey Shore’s Biggest Kentucky Derby Party, sponsored by vineyard vines, at Monmouth Park! Join us for Opening Day and the Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 4. 

It’s been 237 days since you’ve enjoyed the excitement and thrill of Monmouth Park! Don’t miss out on all of the fun Opening Day has to offer! 


SHOP for Derby attire at vineyard vines in The Grove at Shrewsbury, The Mall at Short Hills, or Garden State Plaza to receive an exclusive Opening Day offer.  Then join us on-site to meet the vineyard vines whale, take photos on our red carpets, and sign-up for a great vineyard vines offer.


CELEBRATE DERBY with mint juleps, Derby hats, and more!

DRESS TO IMPRESS to win our Best Derby Hat or Best Dressed Couple competitions and win a prize, courtesy of vineyard vines!


ROCK OUT to live music from the Moroccan Sheepherders from 1:30-5:30pm.

HOST YOUR DERBY PARTY at the track by contacting Group Sales at mpgroupsales@monmouthpark.com or 732-571-5544 to reserve a picnic area or private event space.

CELEBRATE OPENING DAY with live racing, Family Fun Day, live music and much more!

Warm weather is right around the corner and nothing signifies the approach of summer like Opening Day at beautiful Monmouth Park. Continue the tradition and celebrate racing's return to the Shore PLUS Kentucky Derby Day. We can't wait to see you!


General parking $5
Grandstand admission $5
Children 12 and under always FREE
Gates open 8am, First Race 1:45pm
No pets allowed