Derby Weekend Events

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Contact: Jennifer See 814-464-5409


Drive Thru Wagering Returns to Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Erie, PA — Presque Isle Downs & Casino will offer “Drive-Thru” Wagering in the lower parking lot from 11am to 6pm on the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 4th. The Post Time for the Derby is slated for 6:24pm. This unique wagering experience will offer people the chance to bet on their favorite horse for the first leg of the Triple Crown Races.

For those who wish to enjoy the festivities inside, Presque Isle Downs & Casino has wagering available in the Mutuels area, The Downs Clubhouse and Sensory 3 Steak House. Sensory 3 Steak House will feature its regular menu with a $50 minimum per person until 7pm. Reservations for Sensory 3 should be made by calling 814-866-8359. The Backstretch Buffet will also feature a special Derby-style menu for both lunch and dinner.

For the Derby Day traditionalists, take home a commemorative Kentucky Derby Glass with a $5 Mint Julep purchase. The casino is also featuring a Fancy Fillie Hat Contest in the Clubhouse at 5pm. The winner of the hat contest will win dinner for four at the award winning Sensory 3 Steak House. Registration will begin at 4:30pm at the Clubhouse.

“The Kentucky Derby is an exciting event at Presque Isle Downs & Casino. It also signifies the start of our live 100-day race met which begins Sunday, May 12th,” stated Mike Tamburelli, Vice President and General Manager of Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

Presque Isle Down’s live racing will take place Sundays through Thursdays with a post time of 5:25pm.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available.
Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER.