Celebrate The 136th Annual Kentucky Derby At Mohegan Sun


An exclusive party will be held in the Uncas Ballroom on Saturday, May 1st
Celebrate the 136th “Run for the Roses” at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, May 1st with the annual Mohegan Sun Kentucky Derby Party in the Uncas Ballroom.  Festivities kick off at 10:00am, where guests can enjoy great food and drink specials, as well as guest handicappers Jim Mazur from Progressive Handicapping, Inc. and popular WEEI Sports Radio network talk show host Mike Mutnansky will be on-hand. 
Guests joining the fun for this exclusive event will be able to take advantage of thirty betting terminals, nine large screens and a delectable Derby Buffet with unique drink specials.   There will be open seating for approximately 1,000 people; seating is solely on a “first-come, first-serve,” basis.   All guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
Once guests get settled in, they have the opportunity to gain some expert advice on which three-year-old thoroughbred to cheer on this year, as special guest handicappers Jim Mazur and Mike Mutnansky will be available.
Mazur is the President of Progressive Handicapping, Inc. and also the author of The Triple Crown Undercard Handicapper 2007.  On top of being an excellent handicapper, Mike Mutnanksy can be heard regularly on Boston, Massachusetts’ WEEI Sports Radio. 
After grabbing some key advice, all that’s left to do is make your picks.  Guests who make a $50.00 wager will receive an official pass to the Derby Buffet and with a $25.00 wager guests will receive a commemorative Kentucky Derby Festival souvenir.  Advance wagering will also be available on Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th for guests who would like to get their picks in early.
In honor of the Kentucky Derby, traditional Mint Juleps will be served at the party featuring the main Kentucky Derby affiliated brand, Maker’s Mark®.  Absolut Vodka will also have their version of the Mint Julep, called the Jungle Julep, available at the party in the Uncas Ballroom.
Those not at the event can still enjoy a Mint Julep which will be served at table tents set up outside of Todd English’s Tuscany, Leffingwells Martini Bar, Bow & Arrow Sports Bar and Bobby’s Burger Palace.  Guests can also enjoy the action of the race at several other locations including: Bow & Arrow Sports Bar, Sunset Bar, Harvest Moon Bar, Leffingwells Martini Bar, Star Bar, Taughannick Falls Bar, The Brew Pub at Mohegan Sun and The Lodge.
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.


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Cody Chapman

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