BlueClaws to Reenact Kentucky Derby

PRESS RELEASE – The Kentucky Derby is coming to…FirstEnergy Park? The BlueClaws, with the help of Monmouth Park, will reenact the Kentucky Derby during at their May 4th game. The Derby will be run for the 136th time on May 1st in Louisville.

BlueClaws staffers, in silks, will reenact the Derby from three days earlier on the field between innings at that night’s BlueClaws game.

“The Kentucky Derby is one of the greatest sporting traditions in the United States,” said BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown. “We’re honored to bring a part of it to Lakewood.”

This is the first time the BlueClaws have ever reenacted a recent sporting event.

The horses will parade in the paddock (Kids Zone) prior to the start of the race. They will then make their way onto the field between innnigs for the official reenactment.

Monmouth Park, in Oceanport, will open their racing season on May 22nd. This year, they will have purses of $1 million per day and race Friday-Saturday-Sundays through Labor Day.

The BlueClaws have led the South Atlantic League in attendance in each year of existence and offer the most affordable baseball ticket in New Jersey. Ticket packages and individual game tickets are on sale now by calling 732-901-7000 or online at

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