News & Barn notes

Monmouth Park, Woodbridge & Hillsborough OTWs set for Kentucky Derby Simulcast This Saturday

May 04, 2017


Oceanport, N.J. – Monmouth Park Racetrack and its OTWs in Woodbridge and Hillsborough are set to beam-in all the action from Churchill Downs as the 143rd renewal of the Kentucky Derby runs on Saturday, May 6, just one day after the Kentucky Oaks. 

          Leading the New Jersey charge in this year’s Derby is Irish War Cry, who was born at Overbrook Farms in Colts Neck.  Owned by Isabelle de Tomaso, daughter of New Jersey racing pioneer Amory L. Haskell, Irish War Cry will look to give New Jersey their first Garden State bred Kentucky Derby winner since Cavalcade in 1933. 

          At all three facilities, Kentucky Derby Day doors open at 9:30 a.m., mutuel machines open at 10 a.m.  On Friday, Kentucky Oaks Day, the OTWs will open at 10 a.m., while Monmouth Park’s doors open at 9:30 a.m. 

          Advanced wagering on the entire Kentucky Derby card begins at noon on Friday. 

          Live Thoroughbred racing returns to New Jersey next week, with Monmouth Park’s 2017 season getting underway on Saturday, May 13. 

          For more information, visit