Official Derby Merchandise, Hat Contest and Drink Specials
Win a Derby Betting Voucher up to $600
Special Derby Buffet in Ten Palms

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park will play host to Florida's biggest Kentucky Derby party Saturday, May 3 with 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.


Gulfstream will continue its live summer program of Thoroughbred racing next Saturday 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, May 2.

Once again, Gulfstream will be well represented in the Kentucky Derby with as many as 12 starters who raced or trained at Gulfstream or its satellite training facility Palm Meadows in Palm Beach County.

Gulfstream's Derby Day party will include:

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

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

o 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.

o Enter to win one of five wagers on the Kentucky Derby between $150 and $600. The contest is open to all Gulfstream Advantage members (sign up is free). The drawings will take place one hour before post time for the Kentucky Derby. Guests can get an extra entry by stopping by Friday, Kentucky Oaks Day.

o Ladies can win up to $500 in Gulfstream's annual Ladies Hat Contest. The contest takes place at 4 p.m. in the walking ring. Five winners will be chosen.

o Have an all-you-can-eat buffet in Ten Palms overlooking Gulfstream for $32.99. Kids 12 and under are half price.

o Enjoy the races in the Fountain Club next to the walking ring and a special prix-fixe menu of $27.99.

Gulfstream's live program next Saturday will include the $75,000 Sir Bear at one mile on the main track.