Gulfstream on Derby Day: Hat contest, vouchers, drink specials and racing

Gulfstream Park offers giveaways, a hat contest, drink specials, a buffet in Ten Palms, and a chance to win betting vouchers on the Kentucky Derby worth as much as $600 on Saturday.

 Gulfstream will continue its live summer program of thoroughbred racing while simulcasting the full card from Churchill Downs throughout its facility. The Kentucky Derby will also be simulcast on Gulfstream's three high resolution Daktronics LED boards surrounding the walking ring and fountains.

 First race post time at Churchill Downs Derby Day is 10:30 a.m. Gulfstream's first race post will be 1:25 p.m. Silks will open at 9:30 a.m. There will also be advanced wagering on the Kentucky Derby Friday.

 Once again, Gulfstream will have as many as 12 starters who raced or trained at Gulfstream or its satellite training facility Palm Meadows in Palm Beach County.

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Party details:


  • Buy a Mint Julep ($8) and receive a free Kentucky Derby souvenir glass.




  • Buy a Stella Artois ($5) and receive a pint Kentucky Derby souvenir glass.




  • Purchase a Gulfstream Park or Kentucky Derby Handicapper program to win official Derby merchandise. Handicappers with a sticker reading 'You're A Winner' can be redeemed for a prize in the Breezeway between noon and 4 p.m.