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Kentucky Derby event planned in St. Augustine

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Immerse yourself in the unparalleled excitement of the Kentucky Derby here in St. Augustine. As “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” takes place for the 150th time at Churchill Downs on May 4, bestbet St. Augustine invites the public to the only place in town where they can both watch and bet on the race.

Bestbet celebrates the occasion with a day of premium racing, delicious food, celebratory drinks and the thrill of victory. Grab your best hat and head to bestbet St. Augustine, 800 Marketplace Drive, St. Augustine on May 4th.

“As we prepare to celebrate the landmark 150th Kentucky Derby, bestbet St. Augustine is excited to offer an experience unlike any other in our city,” said Katie Root, director of marketing for bestbet’s three Northeast Florida locations . “We are the only venue in St. Augustine where guests can participate in the excitement of the Derby and bet. With bets starting at $2, we are offering both novice and seasoned enthusiasts a day of fun.”

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the bestbet St. Augustine's Kentucky Derby event on May 4th. Betting begins at 10:00 a.m. For those keen to get involved, pre-bets begin at 10am on May 3rd. Official racing programs can be purchased as early as May 1st at 2:00 p.m. Official commemorative glasses can be purchased on race day. With racing starting at 10:30 a.m., the day promises a plethora of premier Thoroughbred racing, culminating with the historic 150th running of the Kentucky Derby at approximately 6:45 p.m

In the spirit of true Kentucky tradition, bestbet serves a curated selection of bourbon cocktails, including the classic Mint Julep, as well as a comprehensive selection of culinary options. Beer drinkers can celebrate with a Derby-inspired beer made exclusively for the race by the artisans at Dog Rose Brewing.


The Kentucky Derby is known for both its fashion and its racing, and guests are encouraged to enjoy the celebration by donning their most impressive Derby attire: hats, gloves, bold plaid, pastel colors and more. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed derby ladies and prettiest dudes.

bestbet St. Augustine is located at 800 Marketplace Drive in St. Augustine, conveniently off State Road 207, near the I-95 exit.