The first leg of the Triple Crown and 148th running of the Kentucky Derby will be held on May 7 at Churchill Downs. Some of the favorites for the 2022 Kentucky Derby include Zandon 3/1 and Epicenter 7/2.
Justify was the last horse to complete the Triple Crown in 2018 and just four other horses accomplished the feat since 1973.
PA bettors can bet on the Kentucky Derby online and watch the race at a number of locations in the state.
How to bet on the Kentucky Derby online in PA
FanDuel PA sportsbook users can bet on the Kentucky Derby through its partner TVG.
Kentucky Derby betting: odds, jockeys, post positions
|1||Mo Donegal||10-1||Irad Oriz Jr.||Todd Pletcher|
|2||Happy Jack||30-1||Rafael Bejarano||Doug O'Neill|
|3||Epicenter||7-2||Joel Rosario||Steve Asmussen|
|4||Summer is Tomorrow||30-1||Mickael Barzalona||Bhupat Seemar|
|5||Smile Happy||20-1||Corey Lanerie||Kenny McPeek|
|6||Messier||8-1||John Valazquez||Tim Yakteen|
|7||Crown Pride||20-1||Christopher Lemaire||Koichi Shintani|
|8||Charge It||20-1||Luis Saez||Todd Pletcher|
|9||Tiz the Bomb||30-1||Brian Hernandez Jr.||Kenny McPeek|
|10||Zandon||3-1||Flavien Prat||Chad Brown|
|11||Pioneer of Medina||30-1||TBD||Todd Pletcher|
|12||Taiba||12-1||Mike Smith||Tim Yakteen|
|13||Simplification||20-1||Jose Ortiz||Antonio Sano|
|14||Barber Road||30-1||Reylu Gutierrez||John Sano|
|15||White Abarrio||10-1||Tyler Gaffalione||Saffie Joseph Jr.|
|16||Cyberknife||20-1||Florent Geruox||Brad Cox|
|17||Classic Causeway||30-1||Julien Leparoux||Kelly Breen|
|18||Tawny Port||30-1||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Brad Cox|
|19||Zozos||20-1||Manny Franco||Brad Cox|
|20||Ethereal Road||30-1||Luis Conteras||D. Wayne Lukas|
Where to watch the Kentucky Derby in Pennsylvania
For a race that’s approximately two minutes, there’s a ton of excitement that surrounds the Kentucky Derby.
Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia
Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia is hosting an event that starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday. They are encouraging all ages to join the fun with music, contests, food, entertainment and drink specials for the adults. The event is free and is held (rain or shine) on Harrah’s racetrack and outdoor patio.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course also begins at 1 p.m. The casino will show the live broadcast and have giveaways and food trucks. There will also be a Kentucky Derby hat contest beginning at 2:30 p.m. The winners will be announced between 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Hollywood Casino at the Meadows
Hollywood Casino at the Meadows’ party will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The winner of the hat contest takes home $1,000. There will be live music, food and drink specials at the Barstool Sportsbook Patio Experience. There will also be behind the scene tours, starting car rides and jog cart rides.
Visitors at the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows also have the option to pick from two packages on Derby day:
Barstool Package ($45 per person):
- Premium seating
- Cash bar
Positive Vibes Package ($125 per person):
- Premium seating
- Open bar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Presque Isle Downs Casino
Presque Isle Downs Casino is having a two-part party starting on Friday, May 6 with the Kentucky Oaks race. The casino is offering a $500 UGuess the Derby Winner. Bettors can win free play if their horse finishes first, second or third. Also, High Five Friday will be included. Bettors will have six chances to win free play or the progressive jackpot, in which $1,500 will be added after every drawing.
On Saturday, there will also be a $500 UGuess the Derby Winner and a Super 6 Saturday Derby Edition. Same rules apply except for $2,000 will be added after every drawing on Saturday.
There is also a $500 prize in free play for the best hat and best-dressed contest.
Kentucky Derby party Mohegan Sun Pocono in PA
Mohegan Sun’s Starting Gate Bar is opening at 10:30 a.m. The party will move outside at noon for outdoor beverages and food trucks. There will also be hat contests throughout the day.
Schedule of events for the Kentucky Derby at Mohegan Sun Pocono:
- Noon to 4:30 p.m. – Hat revue registration
- Featuring celebrity judge WNEP’s Ryan Leckey
- Participants will register in the upper racing lobby and choose which category they wish to be in
- Most classic: $250 Mohegan Sun Pocono gift card & $100 racing voucher
- Most creative: $250 Mohegan Sun Pocono gift card & $100 racing voucher
- Best dressed couple: $500 Mohegan Sun Pocono gift card & $100 racing voucher
Parx Casino Kentucky Derby party
The gates at Parx Casino in Bensalem will open at 10 a.m. with the Parx Picnic Grove opening at noon. The grove will include food and drink specials, face painting, pony rides, moon bounces and live music.
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