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Opening Day: The Shore’s Biggest Derby Party

May 7, 2022 from 01:00pm to 07:00pm

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Haskell Mandaloun #3 (R) with Florent Geroux riding won the $1,000,000 Grade I Haskell Stakes after #4 Hot Rod Charlie (L) with Flavien Prat riding was disqualified from first and placed last at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ on Saturday July 17, 2021. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
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Dress to impress and help us kick off the start to our 2022 racing season!

Once again in 2022, Opening Day is Kentucky Derby Day – so throw on your best Derby hat, bring the friends and family and let’s party like it’s….well, 2019.  Gather your friends and family and walk our red carpets in your Derby finest.

Enjoy live racing beginning at 2pm plus all the Derby festivities including a Best Hat and Best Dressed Couple Contest, family fun day events from 12-4pm in the picnic area, mint juleps, and much more.

Rock out to music from The Cliffs, who will perform from 1:30-5:30pm.

After our races are over, stick around to watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby. We’ll show the race on all TVs and betting machines will remain open.

Click the green tab and use promo code OpeningDay2022 to purchase your general admission tickets in advance and save 15%.

New for 2022:

  • COOLERS ARE BACK! Permitted through the picnic gate only.
  • FREE general parking every day.
  • Family Fun Days are BACK! Join us every Sunday Memorial Day to Labor Day, plus special event days, in the picnic area for FREE pony rides, clowns, face painters, and a bounce house, presented by The Star-Ledger.

Looking for dining options? Visit our BRAND NEW Summer Wind outdoor dining experience located trackside. Or reserve a table in The Dining Club now featuring its delicious NEW 2022 menu.

General Information
Gates open 9am
FREE parking
General Admission just $6
Children 12 and under are FREE
First Race 2pm
No pets allowed