Get Ready for Kentucky Derby Day

Goshen Historic Track Kentucky Derby Day

The 2016 Kentucky Derby Day Ladies Hat Contest winners

On Saturday, May 6th, Goshen Historic Track will host its 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Day from 4:30 to 7 pm, coinciding with the famous event held in Louisville, Kentucky.

The fundraiser will help the track pay for maintenance expenses and go towards improvements in the facilities. Goshen Historic Track is a not-for-profit and is not a part of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.

The Goshen Track’s revenues come primarily from seven days of racing in the summer, stall rentals, memberships, fundraisers and private donations. Visitors are welcome. Mornings or late afternoons are usually the best times to see trotters and pacers training for the Grand Circuit. Some may go on to win the prestigious Hambletonian, harness racing’s version of the Kentucky Derby. Deweycheatumnhowe did just that in 2011. He boarded and trained at the Goshen Track.

Tim Masters at Goshen Historic Track

Track Supervisor Tim Masters

On Kentucky Derby Day, take in the action and share in the excitement streamed from Louisville, Kentucky. Watch the races on a monstrous television screen while enjoying the day’s festivities. Wagering will be available at Delancey’s Restaurant, adjacent to the Historic Track. There will also be live music – featuring Dusty and Dave – food, beer, wine, soda, a 50/50, displays and much more. The Ladies’ Hat Contest, a Kentucky Derby tradition, is expected to be bigger this year. All proceeds will keep the historic landmark trotting and pacing well into the next century.

Tickets are all inclusive and cost $50 per person. Children 12 and under are free. There will be free on-track parking. The Goshen Historic Track is located at 44 Park Place in Goshen.

Goshen Historic Track | Established 1838 | A National Historic Landmark

44 Park Place | Goshen, New York, 10924 | P: 845.294.5333 | 845.294.9998