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Florida Derby: Food, Hats And Events

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FLORIDA DERBY: MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR DINING

A party to benefit the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care program is part of Florida Derby week at Gulfstream Park. The event, at 9 p.m. Friday at the walking ring, includes entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Call 954-457-6186 or email jvitrella@gulfstreampark.com.

Live Racing Begins at noon Saturday (Florida Derby Day). Doors open at 9 a.m. for Ten Palms and Silks. Ten Palms will offer a buffet featuring fresh stone crabs. Tickets in Ten Palms are $325 and $275. Seats at the Fountain Club are $175 for the interior, $200 along the rail.

A barbecue buffet will be available at Sport of Kings beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $50. For reservations call 954-457-6201. Frankey’s Sports Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. with a buffet for $39 per person. Call 954-464-2333.

The Florida Derby “Divas and Dudes” Hat Contest will take place after the call to post for Race 8. Prizes will be awarded to men, ladies, young ladies and girls.

Nick Sortal, SouthFloridaGambling.com, posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 30, 2017 

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Nick Sortal is the Miami Herald's new gambling columnist and covered the openings, expansions, poker tournaments, entertainment and human interest facets of the industry for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel from 2007 until taking a buyout in November 2015. He also reports on gambling on his site, SouthFloridaGambling.com.