Horse racing, the Sports of Kings, is treated like a pauper by most sports bars. Most bars in NYC don’t show horse racing outside of the Kentucky Derby.
We’re happy to tell you that Mustang Harry’s is the exception. We usually have small crowds for major stakes races, and we’d like to make it a big crowd. Thus, we’ll be following this year’s top three year-olds on the Road to the Roses and through the Triple Crown. If we build enough of an audience, we’ll show all major stakes races throughout the year.
The lineup thus far:
March 30 Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby
April 6 Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial
April 13 Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby
May 4 Kentucky Derby Day
May 18 Preakness Stakes
June 8 Belmont Stakes
For the Triple Crown races we’ll have a full gala celebration.
Invite all of your horse racing friends and come out and watch these crucial races with your fellow racing fans!
Where to Bet on Horse Racing in NYC
New York City OTB closed its doors several years ago. The only way to legally bet on the Kentucky Derby in New York City is to go to Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens or Belmont Park in Elmont, NY on Friday or Saturday, or to open up an account online with one of the four services we list below.
The four online wagering providers listed below are the most reliable sites that permit same-day funding of a new account. There are other legitimate providers, but most do not allow same-day funding of a new account. Be wary of any other operator; they may be located offshore and may not be legally permitted to accept wagers from U.S. residents.
NYRA Rewards is operated by The New York Racing Association, which operates New York’s three major thoroughbred racing tracks; it offers free, instant accounts to residents of New York and Connecticut.
InterBets is operated by Catskills OTB and operates the nearest OTB branch to Mustang Harry’s – this is important if you want to go collect your winnings in person!
TwinSpires is managed by Churchill Downs Incorporated and offers wagering on races at Churchill Downs to all U.S. residents.
is a horse racing television network that allows people in 15 states to bet online, by phone and television remote.