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Talk Derby To Me - Kentucky Derby Day

Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Keep Calm & Derby On at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment - Watch and wager on the greatest 2 minutes in sports - the re-scheduled 146th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. First Churchill Race @ 10:30 am; Derby Post 6:50pm

Doors open 9:00 a.m.    Live harness racing 7:15pm

 

Guaranteed seating for Kentucky Derby Simulcast Day, Saturday, September 5th at the Meadowlands Racetrack is now on sale.   

 

  

 

Due to limited attendance capacities and COVID protocols, onsite attendance is limited to the following: 

 

·         Café seating  

 

·         Backyard BBQ & Grill seating 

 

·         East Deck dining 

 

·         West Deck dining 

 

·         three hundred pre-paid general admission tickets 

 

  

 

Thirty Café picnic tables are available. The Café will have waitress service and be tented for guest comfort. Guests can dine on racetrack staples including chicken wings and French fries, cheese steaks, burgers, pretzels, popcorn, ice cream and more. Reservations must be pre-paid and are $100 per table. Each table seats up to four people. The $100 is also a food credit that can be used at the outdoor Café on Kentucky Derby Day. The credit is valid on Saturday, September 5th only.  

 

  

 

Café tables can be purchased here 

 

  

 

Backyard seating is limited for Derby Day. The Backyard BBQ & Grill opens at 11 am will have waitress service. Guests can dine delicious summer-time grilled fare including burgers, sausage and hot dog along with brisket, ribs and mac & cheese.   

 

  

 

Backyard reservations must be pre-paid and are $25 per person. The $25 is also a food credit that can be used at the Backyard BBQ & Grill and Backyard Bar.  

 

Reservations for Backyard dining can be made by emailing Jennifer Jordan at jjordan@arkrestaurants.com. Please include your phone number in the email. All Backyard diners should enter via the Backyard entrance.   

 

  

 

Eight East Deck high top dining tables are also available. The East Deck will have waitress service and is covered for guest comfort. Guests can dine on great BBQ from the Backyard BBQ & Grill. Reservations must be pre-paid and are $100 per table. Each table seats up to four people. The $100 is also a food credit that can be used at the Backyard Grill on Kentucky Derby Day. The credit is valid on Saturday, September 5th only.  

 

  

 

East Deck tables can be purchased here 

 

  

 

The West Deck has a $49.95 pre fixe lunch menu featuring a variety of cold salads, grilled items along with a selection of pre-packaged desserts will also be available.  Reservations are required and dining must be prepaid.  Reservations can be made by calling Marianne Rotella at 201-842-5059 or emailing mrotella@playmeadowlands.com.  Please keep in mind seating is limited and begins at 11am. 

 


Guests not interested in dining can purchase an admission only ticket for $10.  It guarantees track entrance through the Simulcast Entrance from 9 am – 7pm. Tickets are available here.
 

 

Guests must make dining reservations for track admittance and guaranteed seating.  All must wear face coverings while not at their table, have their temperature checked and complete a brief health questionnaire.  No one with a temperature exceeding 100.4 will be allowed to enter. All are also encouraged to download and fill out the required the health questionnaire (available here) to speed up the check-in process.   There is no valet parking available.  

 

All updated racing and dining information can be found at PlayMeadowlands.com. 

 

 

As an added convenience for our wagering public due to reduced racetrack capacity, the Meadowlands Racetrack will offer a walk-up Teller window in Lot M off of Berry’s Creek Road.  (pending NJRC approval) 

 

 

 


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