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To The Post!

To The Post!

Grab your fancy hat and head to Riverwind Casino for Derby Day! As all eyes turn to Churchill Downs, you can grab a seat right in the middle of the action here at Riverwind for the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Here’s a quick rundown of all the things you should do to take your race day to the next level.

Sip on a Mint Julep
Bourbon. Sugar. Mint. Crushed ice. It’s one of the simplest – and most iconic – cocktails in America, and you can enjoy it right here at Riverwind. Synonymous with the Race for the Roses, this cocktail is both delicious and refreshing, with sweet notes of finely-muddled sugar, the fragrant aroma of fresh mint leaves and a warm profile of classic Kentucky bourbon. Get your hands on a traditional mint julep at the COOP Ale House before, during and after the races.

Grab a bite
It’s never wise to watch the races on an empty stomach. With half a dozen restaurants and hundreds of delicious options, you’ll surely find something your palette will fancy.

Bet the horses
Whether you’re a newbie or an expert, Racer’s Off-Track Betting is the place to be when the bugler sounds the Call to the Post. Featuring plush seating and high definition TVs, you’ll be transported to the center of the action to see if your horse takes the roses.

Turn your losing tickets into winners 
On Derby Day, anything is possible. Even winning with your losing tickets! With our Race for the Winners Circle promotion, simply drop your losing Off-Track Betting tickets into the hopper after the race and listen for your name to see if you’ve won Bonus Play on your Wild Card.