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The Meadows Casino announces plans for Western Pennsylvania’s largest Derby party

/EIN News/ -- WASHINGTON, Pa., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is throwing Western Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor party, Saturday, May 6, to celebrate the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby. Live music, live harness racing, delicious food, the annual hat contest and the big race shown on one of Pittsburgh’s largest outdoor screens make The Meadows the place to celebrate.

Live Harness Racing at The Meadows
Post time for Live Harness Racing at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is 11:25 a.m. on Derby Day, May 6.

Western Pennsylvania's largest Derby party at The Meadows.
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is hosting Western Pennsylvania's largest Derby Party on Saturday, May 6.

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Wagering for Churchill Downs’ May 6 race card will begin at 9 a.m. when The Meadows’ Racebook opens. Post time for live harness racing at The Meadows is 11:25 a.m. Guests can also pre-wager for Churchill Downs’ May 6 race card, including the Kentucky Derby, as early as 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, in The Meadows’ Racebook.

“I might be Kentucky born and raised,” said Rod Centers, The Meadows’ vice president and general manager. “But we know how to throw the biggest Derby party in Pittsburgh. You’ll want to be right here at The Meadows watching the Derby on Washington County’s largest outdoor screen. We’ll be cutting to Churchill Downs off and on all day between races and staying there until the Derby, as soon as our last live race ends.”

Guests can begin registering for The Meadow’s annual hat contest by noon on Saturday. Preliminary rounds will take place at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. with the final round starting at 4:30 p.m.

“I’ll expect to see a lot of big fancy hats, pastel suits and bow ties,” added Rod. “Watching everyone get caught up in the excitement of cheering on their favorite horses, makes this horse racings’ most exciting day of the year.”

The Coors Light Party on the Track featuring live music from The Davisson Brothers will begin at 3 p.m. on the track apron, while NoMaD will be performing live starting live at 3 p.m. at The Meadows Harmar, an off-track betting facility in Harmar Township.

For more information and complete run-down of the day’s events visit The Meadows Racetrack & Casino at .

The Meadows Casino

Home of Pennsylvania’s largest jackpot ever paid, The Meadows is an all-inclusive entertainment destination and significant economic generator for the region.  With its nearly 1,300 team members, The Meadows provides approximately $125 million in taxes annually and more than $14 million per year to the Local Share Account designated for new economic, community and industrial development projects.  

The Meadows features 82 table games and more than 3,100 slot machines, premier restaurants with spectacular views of the gaming floor and the racetrack, a racing grandstand with VIP suites, a simulcast area, an 11,000 square foot event center, a 7,500 square foot banquet room and an all-ages bowling center. The Meadows also offers a high limit slots area and a high limit table games room featuring exceptional service in a relaxing, upscale setting.  For more information, please see:
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About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 16 gaming entertainment businesses, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Pinnacle holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

Media Contacts:                               
Roxann M. Kinkade, APR
Director of Public Relations
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.

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