Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Celebrates The 138th Annual Kentucky Derby


Live racing, a Champagne Brunch, a hat revue, plus great food & drinks all on the bill for the 138th Kentucky Derby viewing party

A full slate of festivities is scheduled at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the 138th Annual “Run for the Roses.”  The action kicks off with a Champagne Brunch inside Pacer’s Clubhouse starting at 11:00am, followed by a 2:00pm opening of the Patio and a 3:00pm opening of the Party Tent. Not to be forgotten is the Run For The Roses Hat Revue contest, set to award cash prizes to the top three winners in front of the Winner’s Circle at 5:45pm .  Two cards of great live racing will also be featured before and after the big race in Kentucky.
Champagne Brunch
Starting at 11:00am on May 4th and lasting through 2:00pm in Pacer’s Clubhouse, there will be a Champagne Brunch to kick the Kentucky Derby festivities off right.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 570.831.2100.
Patio and Party Tent
The Patio and Party Tent opens at 2:00pm and will serve Mint Juleps in Kentucky Derby 138 souvenir glasses. Great food, betting windows and plenty of seating will be available to view the race.
Run for the Roses Hat Revue
Ladies are encouraged to wear their most creative, colorful and elegant hat and enter the “Run for the Roses Hat Revue.”  Registration starts at 2:00pm and goes through 5:30pm in the racing lobby.  Judging will begin at 5:30pm in front of the Winner’s Circle. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Immediately following the announcements of the winners, guests can settle in to watch the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on the jumbo screen. It’s the most exciting two minutes in sports!
Live Racing
Once again this year, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will feature pre and post-Kentucky Derby live racing.  The first card will take place at 11:00am with 10 thrilling races. Following the Derby, there will be a second card with 14 more live races.  Guests can place wagers throughout the day and enjoy the racing with an ice cold beverage.
About Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 55,000 square feet of gaming space including over 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling (1.888.946.4672) or visiting


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Chapman, Cody