RHONY’s Bethenny Frankel creator of the Skinnygirl will be at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for Kentucky Derby Day.

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The casino will be hosting a multitude of events open to the public for Derby Day including their annual “Fancy Derby Hat Contest”, with Bethenny as the celebrity judge. Participants can register for the Fancy Hat contest for FREE from 3:00pm- 4:30pm and the winner will be announced at 5:00pm. Among other prizes and giveaways detailed below, the contestant with Bethenny’s favorite hat will receive $750.  All contestants that register with an appropriate Derby Hat will receive $10 Free Play.


Bethenny will be available to mix and mingle with attendees from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  In addition, she will be unveiling her NEW Skinnygirl cocktail, ‘Cooler Than the Julep’ – a spin on the classic derby drink.


Bethenny knows a thing or two about 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.


Derby Race Ticket Giveaway:
The first 1,000 Empire Club Members to visit the Entertainment Lounge starting at 4pmwill receive one 2 horse exacta box ticket for the Kentucky Derby.

Limit one per Empire Club Member. While supplies last.

Derby Party:
3pm-7pm – Trackside
Come watch the Kentucky Derby trackside with Bethenny Frankel. Enjoy Drinks, Music and Racing!

Derby Hat Contest:
Register trackside from 3pm-4:30pm, Winners will be announced at 5pm.
Celebrity Guest Pick: $750 cash, First Place: $500 cash, Second Place: $250 cash, Third Place: $100 cash.
All contestants that register with an appropriate Derby Hat will receive $10 Free Play.


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