Kentucky Derby Day at Empire City Casino featuring celebrity guest Bethenny Frankel

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The Real Housewives of NY star and Skinnygirl mogul, Bethenny Frankel will be at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway celebrating Kentucky Derby Day and conducting a meet and greet with fans on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The casino will be hosting a variety of events and festivities open to the public for Derby Day including their annual “Fancy Derby Hat Contest,” with Bethenny as the celebrity judge. Among other prizes and giveaways, the contestant with Bethenny’s favorite hat will receive $750.

All attendees can mix, mingle and pose for photos with Bethenny and watch the Kentucky Derby trackside at the casino’s Derby Viewing Party. The viewing party will include musical entertainment by DJ LAX, a beer garden, a food tent with items and beverages for purchase, and 80 inch screens showing the races and festivities at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Derby post time is 6:24 p.m. and betting windows will open at 10 a.m. In addition, Frankel will be presenting her Skinnygirl spin on the classic derby drink – ‘Cooler Than Julep’ (for purchase). No stranger to horse racing as her late father, Robert Frankel was one of the most successful and respected American thoroughbred horse race trainers in the history of racing. Bethenny will surely share her picks for Win, Place, Show!

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