Celebrate The 137th Annual Kentucky Derby At Mohegan Sun

Special party for horse racing’s biggest day to be held in the Uncas Ballroom on Saturday, May 7th
On Saturday, May 7th, this year’s “Run for the Roses” will be celebrated in full at Mohegan Sun with the annual Kentucky Derby Party held in the Uncas Ballroom. Doors for the special party will open to the public at 10:00am.
Returning again for this year’s festivities will be popular guest handicappers Jim Mazur from Progressive Handicapping, INC. and regular WEEI Sports Radio talk show host Mike Mutnansky.  Guests can also enjoy great food and drink specials including the Derby’s signature cocktail, Mint Julep.
Guests joining the fun for this exclusive event will be able to take advantage of thirty betting terminals, seven large screens and tasty food offerings.  There will be open seating for approximately 1,000 people; seating is on a “first-come, first-served” basis.   All guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
Once guests get settled in, they will have the opportunity to gain some expert advice on which three-year-old thoroughbred to cheer on, as special guest handicappers Jim Mazur and Mike Mutnansky will be available to consult. 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 weekly on Boston, Massachusetts’ WEEI Sports Radio alongside his co-host Lou Merloni on the all-new mid-day show, Mut & Merloni. 
After grabbing some key advice, all that’s left to do is make your picks.  Guests who make a $25.00 wager will receive a commemorative Race Book Derby souvenir.  Advance wagering will also be available on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th.  Guests will also receive a Kentucky Derby souvenir gift with any $25.00 advanced wager on the Kentucky Derby, while supplies last.
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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Boston Sports Legends Dave Cowens, Andre Tippett, Lou Merloni And Terry O’Reilly Join Special Signings & Sightings

Mohegan Sun will host four days of exclusive autograph signings beginning April 15th
Last year, Mohegan Sun featured an exclusive week-long Massachusetts themed Signings & Sightings series that hosted star-studded personalities like Lenny Clarke, Dwight Evans and Bill Walton.  This spring, Mohegan Sun is doing it again with a great new lineup of celebrities, set to kick off on Friday, April 15th and continuing on through Monday, April 18th.  The signings will take place on the Spin Street Stage in The Shops at Mohegan Sun and will feature WEEI radio personality and former Red Sox player Lou Merloni, Hall of Famer and Celtics great Dave Cowens, New England Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and Boston Bruins great, Terry O’Reilly. All Signings & Sightings events are free and open to the public. 
LOU MERLONI, FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH, 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Framingham, Massachusetts own, Lou Merloni, is a former college baseball standout for Providence College who still holds several single-season and career records for the now-defunct Friars baseball team.  Also a Cape League Hall of Famer, Merloni joined his hometown team, the Boston Red Sox in 1998 and remained with the organization through 2003.  After his playing days, Merloni stayed in the Boston scene by becoming a regular guest on various WEEI sports radio shows, most notably “The Big Show” with host Glenn Ordway.  His insight, knowledge and candor on all sports, especially baseball, is one of the main factors that contributed to him recently being named the regular co-host with Mike Mutnansky on the all-new “Mut & Merloni,” show which airs weekdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. 
Lou will also be on hand prior to this signing, broadcasting his mid-day show with Mutnansky from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the Wolf Den.
DAVE COWENS, SATURDAY, APRIL 16th, 6:00PM–7:00PM
A two-time World Champion and seven-time All-Star, Dave Cowens played ten seasons for the Boston Celtics. In addition to being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Cowens was also selected to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996. Following his playing career, Cowens spent time as a head coach with NBA teams such as the then, Charlotte Hornets and the Golden State Warriors, and the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. An avid golfer, Cowens currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
ANDRE TIPPETT, SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Andre Tippett played all of his 11 seasons for the New England Patriots from 1982-1993.  The Hall of Fame linebacker was selected to five Pro Bowls and also holds the Patriots franchise record for sacks with 100.  Tippett had his most dominant years from 1984-1985 where he recorded an incredible 35 total sacks.  That number stands as the highest two-season sack total by a linebacker in NFL history.   Tippett was the NFL’s “Linebacker of the Year” for 3 straight seasons in the late 80s and was also named to the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team.   Tippett currently serves as the New England Patriots’ Executive Director of Community Affairs.
TERRY O’REILLY, MONDAY, APRIL 18TH, 6:00-7:00PM
Terry O’Reilly is a retired NHL right winger, who played for the Boston Bruins for the entirety of his incredible career.  He was a hard working player recognized largely for his tough play and team first mentality.  He would finish his career after 13 seasons with 204 goals, 402 assists.  The Bruins deservingly retired O’Reilly’s #24 jersey in 2002.  It hangs next to friend, former teammate, and Hall of Famer and fellow Boston Bruins legend, Ray Bourque in the TD Banknorth Garden.
Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event. Visit mohegansun.com for more information.

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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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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

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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