Plenty of Ways to Watch and Bet on the Kentucky Derby in Pennsylvania

Written By Corey Sharp on May 3, 2022
Kentucky Derby betting PA

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

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Kentucky Derby betting: odds, jockeys, post positions

PPHorseOddsJockey Trainer
1Mo Donegal 10-1Irad Oriz Jr. Todd Pletcher
2Happy Jack30-1Rafael BejaranoDoug O'Neill
3Epicenter7-2Joel RosarioSteve Asmussen
4Summer is Tomorrow 30-1Mickael BarzalonaBhupat Seemar
5Smile Happy 20-1Corey LanerieKenny McPeek
6Messier8-1John ValazquezTim Yakteen
7Crown Pride20-1Christopher LemaireKoichi Shintani
8Charge It20-1Luis SaezTodd Pletcher
9Tiz the Bomb30-1Brian Hernandez Jr. Kenny McPeek
10Zandon 3-1Flavien PratChad Brown
11Pioneer of Medina30-1TBDTodd Pletcher
12Taiba12-1Mike SmithTim Yakteen
13Simplification20-1Jose OrtizAntonio Sano
14Barber Road30-1Reylu GutierrezJohn Sano
15White Abarrio10-1Tyler GaffalioneSaffie Joseph Jr.
16Cyberknife 20-1Florent GeruoxBrad Cox
17Classic Causeway 30-1Julien LeparouxKelly Breen
18Tawny Port30-1Ricardo Santana Jr.Brad Cox
19Zozos20-1Manny FrancoBrad Cox
20Ethereal Road30-1Luis ConterasD. 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
  • Buffet
  • Cash bar

Positive Vibes Package ($125 per person):

  • Premium seating
  • Buffet
  • 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

The prizes:

  • 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.

Lead image: Charlie Riedel/AP

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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