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Station Casinos’ Race Books are the odds-on favorite this Kentucky Derby
A $20,000 Twin Q, mint juleps, t-shirts and seminars round out the offerings
LAS VEGAS – Station Casinos’ Race Books are stretching the most exciting two minutes in sports into a five day celebration with offerings across the board for the 140th Annual Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3. Festivities begin prior to the Derby with information seminars and extend to day of with a $20,000 Twin Quinella (Twin Q), t-shirt giveaway and the customary mint julep.
A few of the properties will help guests better understand the race through free seminars. Sessions are open to the public for guests ages 21 or older.
Fiesta Henderson Race Book
Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Guests can partake in “Race 101” to learn the basics of betting the horses, understanding a race form and calling the wager to the writer. Fiesta Henderson Race and Sports Manager Laura Travell will lead the discussion.
Sunset Station Race Book
Friday, May 2 at 5 p.m.
Learn from horse racing experts Ralph Siraco, host of Race Day Las Vegas on KSHP AM 1400, and Jerry J, owner and publisher of Jerry J’s Power Page, about handicapping, the horses and more. Complimentary pizza and soft drinks will be served.
Boulder Station Race Book
Friday, May 2 at 6 p.m.
Professional handicapper Gordon Jones joins Boulder Station Race & Sports Director Jackson Meeker to provide tips on handicapping, placing wagers and more.
All Station Casinos and Fiesta Race Books
Friday, May 2 – 2:45 p.m. post time
Kentucky Oaks $10,000 Twin Q
Saturday, May 3 – 3:24 p.m. post time
Kentucky Derby $20,000 Twin Q
The day of the Kentucky Derby will see a lot of action leading up to the race itself, with a $20,000 Twin Q up for grabs. The Twin Q is comprised of two separate pre-determined races where bettors must pick the winning Quinella, or first and second place finishers of each race. The finishers can be in either order as long as they come in both first and second place. Wagers for the Twin Q aggregate jackpot are only $2 and multiple wagers will be accepted.
Station Casinos Boarding Pass card holders that wager $30 or more on the Kentucky Derby will receive an official Kentucky Derby commemorative t-shirt. Kentucky Derby day isn’t complete without a mint julep, which will be available at all Race and Sports Book bars for $4.
For more information or official rules, visit one of Station Casinos’ Race and Sports Books. Participating Race Books include: Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station and Texas Station. For more information about Station Casinos, please visit www.sclv.com.