OCEANPORT, N.J. – Monmouth Park gates will open at 9:30 am
on Friday, May 6, and at 9 am on Saturday, May 7, for simulcasting of Churchill
Downs’ Kentucky Oaks Day and Kentucky Derby Day cards, respectively.
Wagering will commence at 10 am both days in advance of
Churchill’s 10:30 am first post.
In addition to Kentucky Oaks Day wagering, pre-wagering on
the entire Kentucky Derby card will also be available Friday.
Churchill Downs will host 12 races on Friday with the
Kentucky Oaks scheduled for Race 11 and a post time of 5:45 pm. There will be an Oaks/Derby Daily Double
offered Friday as well as a special Oaks/Woodford Reserve Turf Classic/Derby
Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Day card will consist of 13 races
with the Derby
scheduled for Race 11 and a post time of 6:24 pm.
Friday’s Kentucky Oaks will be shown live on Versus as part
of an hour-long broadcast from 5-6 pm.
The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic and Kentucky Derby will be shown live
on NBC as part of their 4-7 pm broadcast.
track announcer Larry Collmus will have the call of the Oaks, Turf Classic and Derby.
The 2011 Monmouth
Park season gets underway
on Saturday, May 14.