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Opening Day: The Shore’s Biggest Derby Party

May 2, 2020 from 11:00am to 07:00pm

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Riders Up! May 2 is the kick-off to another exciting season with the Jersey Shore’s Biggest Kentucky Derby Party, sponsored by vineyard vines! Join us for Opening Day and the Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 2.

It’s been six long months 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 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 Information
General parking $5
Grandstand admission $5
Children 12 and under always FREE
Gates open 8am, First Race TBD
No pets allowed
Coolers and BYOB permitted in picnic area only.

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May

May 2, 2020 from 11:00am to 07:00pm

Opening Day: The Shore's Biggest Derby Party

Riders Up! May 2 is the kick-off to another exciting season with the Jersey Shore’s Biggest Kentucky Derby Party, sponsored by vineyard vines! Join […]


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Concessions

Max's Famous Hot Dogs

Available every live race day in two locations: outside, adjacent to walking ring & inside first floor Grandstand, north end.

Strollo's Lighthouse Italian Ice

Located inside first floor Grandstand

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Fried Chicken Sandwich

Located outside north end of Grandstand at entrance to picnic area.

Derby Dogs

Located inside first floor Grandstand

New York Pizza by the Slice

Located inside first floor Grandstand

Viva Empanada

Located inside first floor Grandstand

Bars

Lady's Secret Bar

Located outside first floor Clubhouse, adjacent to walking ring.

Tito's Finish Line Pub

Located inside first floor Grandstand, south end.

William Hill Sports Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Kentucky Ale Tap Room

Located inside first floor Grandstand, north end.

Coors Lite Silverbulletday Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Bud Lite Champions Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Miller Time Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Wine Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Brinley Gold Shipwreck Bar

Located in the Picnic Area featuring Rum Buckets and $3 drafts.

Bud Lite Top of the Stretch Bar

Located in picnic area.

Patio Terrace Teletheater Bar

Located on first floor Clubhouse, inside Patio Terrace Teletheater.  Open after the races.