Race to Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook for Derby Day

Horse racing, hat contest, free bets, and more!

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 14, 2023) – Race down to the Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook on Saturday, May 6th for a day filled with free bets, great food, and more! The Derby Day celebration gets started at 10:00am. New York Racing Association’s very own Anthony “The Big A” Stabile and Mike “Mut” Mutnansky are guest handicappers for Derby Day. These handicappers will have those at the sportsbook jockeying for a seat!

All table reservations will include a Honey Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork Slider meal with Southwest Coleslaw and a side of Jalapeño Mac & Cheese, a commemorative Derby Day T-Shirt, a commemorative glass, and entry into free bet drawings. Guests can win their share of $10,000 in free bets! At 5:00pm, five random names will be drawn. Each of the five lucky guests that are chosen will receive $2,000 in free bets to be placed on the Derby. Additionally, guests who wager $50 on the Derby will receive a free gift! Guests can book reservations at mohegansun.com/sportsbook.

It’s also time for guests to break out their best Derby hat for a day at the races!  Compete in a Derby hat contest for bragging rights and free food! First place will receive $100 in Sportsbook F&B credit, second place will receive $50 in Sportsbook F&B credit, and third place will receive $25 in Sportsbook F&B credit.

Don’t let the Triple Crown excitement end there. Look forward to more live horse racing experiences at Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook with upcoming events like Preakness Stakes on May 20th, Belmont Stakes on June 10th, and the Breeders’ Cup on November 3rd & 4th.

The 11,000 square-foot Mohegan Sun FanDuel features mezzanine seating, 220+ luxury seats, a robust food & beverage menu, an immersive 140-foot wide high-def video wall, 39 easy-to-use self-betting kiosks, and various live-teller windows. To learn more about all the action at Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook, visit: mohegansun.com/sportsbook.

Mohegan Sun is proud to sponsor the Dinner & Derby event that is being held on Wednesday, May 3rd at King Umberto restaurant in Elmont, NY. There will be a silent auction at this event with all proceeds going to the Belmont Child Care Association. Some notable silent auction items include an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun along with a $50 Mohegan Sun gift card and two tickets to the 2023 Belmont Stakes.


Mike “Mut” Mutnansky has spent almost 20 years in Boston sports radio. A native of Pepperell, MA, Mut fell in love with horse racing in the Mohegan Sun Race Book and Saratoga Springs, NY. He has been hosting racing events for Mohegan Sun for over 10 years – and even occasionally has a winner! When he is not talking about Boston sports on the radio or coaching his boys’ flag football teams – he’s playing the horses at NYRA tracks. He writes and talks about sports and racing at MutStack.com.

Anthony “The Big A” Stabile has worked in horse racing his entire life. He got his start as a groom, hot walker and jockey’s agent before a five-year stint at the New York Post as a writer, handicapper and host of Thoroughbred Central on the NYCOTB TV Network. Stabile joined the NYRA TV team in July 2016 and can be seen regularly on Talking Horses and America’s Day at the Races. He began calling races in December 2018 at Aqueduct. He also covers the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup for VegasInsider.com.


Owned by Mohegan, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic Southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 70 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. 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. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.



Celebrate “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” At Mohegan Sun on May 2nd

Uncas Ballroom set to host special party for the 135th annual Kentucky Derby

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 6, 2009) – Celebrate the 135th annual “Run for the Roses” at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, May 2nd. A special party will be hosted in the Uncas Ballroom beginning at 10:00am. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the race and get some expert advise from some of horse racing’s finest minds – all while enjoying some tasty treats prepared by Mohegan Sun’s all-star culinary team.

Picking that winning horse can be a daunting task.  That’s why here at Mohegan Sun we like to have a couple aces in the hole, otherwise known as horse racing experts Jim Mazur, President of Progressive Handicapping, Inc and author of The Triple Crown Undercard Handicapper 2007, and WEEI sports radio host Mike Mutnansky. 

All guests who make a $25.00 wager will receive an official pass to the Derby Buffet or a Kentucky Derby festival souvenir (while supplies last).  Advance wagering will also be available on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st for guests who would like to get their picks in early.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early for Mohegan Sun’s Kentucky Derby 2009 Party in the Uncas Ballroom as space is limited and available on a “first-come, first served” basis.  Seating will be limited to the first 1,000 customers.  Additional standing room will be available but will be limited.  Must be 21 or older to participate.

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