It may be derby weekend in Kentucky, but Oklahoma City is giving its best run for the money with a full lineup of fun activities planned in celebration of this ceremonious tradition.
Remington Park is bringing all but the tall Twin Spires to Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon with a live simulcast of the action from Churchill Downs will be shown at the racetrack beginning at 9:30 a.m. Whether you are a rough and tough, cigar-chomping gambler-to-the-extreme or not, a full line-up of fun activities are ready and waiting for you to enjoy all day long.
If you're planning on heading out to the track for the day's festivities with just a few friends or a large group, Remington Park is offering these packages that guests can book in order to get the best Kentucky Derby experience possible. I'm placing all of my bets on the Derby Tent Party on the Lawn which comes with the traditional and collectible Woodford Copper Mint Julep Cup, programs, tip sheets (I'll need these), a cash bar and a full buffet of southern favorites.
Ladies, make sure you come dressed to impress in your best picture-hat in order to participate in the Derby Day Contest from 2-4pm on the Clubhouse Level. The event is free to enter and cash prizes will be awarded in several divisions making it the top contender of the day. Not to leave those handsome gentlemen out, the second annual Best Bowtie and Best Threads contest is a crowd favorite and the rookie of this season is the award for Best Couple which is sure to make a good run. All contestants receive a complimentary photo so you can show your friends that incredible photo finish! Hey guys, if you ‘forget' your bowtie, The Clad Stache Taylor will have a pop up shop available on Saturday for bowtie purchases (we're not letting you get out of this one.)
Make sure you get out there and get in the money! Remington Park live racing will begin at 3:45 p.m. and the simulcast of the actual Kentucky Derby will begin at 5:24 p.m.