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How to Celebrate the 2024 Kentucky Derby in Vegas

Horses and Jockeys During Derby Day

The Kentucky Derby, affectionately dubbed the “Run for the Roses,” stands as a cornerstone of American culture, alongside beloved icons like apple pie and classic films. Since its inception in 1875, this prestigious event marks the inaugural leg of the American Triple Crown – a coveted achievement coveted by jockeys, trainers, and horse owners alike. Yet, beyond its athletic significance, the Kentucky Derby has blossomed into a cherished social and fashion affair.

In a city renowned for its extravagance and entertainment, envisioning the splendor of the Kentucky Derby in Las Vegas is easy to do.


The Derby Day Experience in Vegas


The Kentucky Derby in Vegas is not just a horse race; it’s a glamorous event filled with bated breaths, hope, and high-stakes wagering. Each year, Las Vegas embraces the Southern derby traditions with its unmistakable flair.

From its inception, the Kentucky Derby has captivated audiences with the glitz of high-stakes betting and the timeless grace of these majestic athletes. Las Vegas, with its opulent casinos and passion for competitive spirit, is the perfect place to renowned horse race outside of Kentucky. The city transforms with Derby-themed parties, high-energy spectacles, and, of course, the heart-pounding race around the track.


Circa Stadium Swim® Pool in Las Vegas


The Ultimate Derby Day Destinations


Las Vegas takes the Kentucky Derby seriously, and with that comes a slew of top-tier spots to experience the action as if you were in Churchill Downs itself. Here are some of the best places to immerse yourself in the thrilling derby spirit.


Circa Stadium Swim®

For those seeking a Derby experience like no other, look no further than Stadium Swim. This isn’t just a pool; it’s a Derby party waiting to happen. While other Las Vegas pools may host typical pool parties, Stadium Swim redefines the concept with a Derby Day poolside event.

Imagine lounging poolside, drink in hand, as you watch the Derby unfold on a colossal 14M pixel screen. With six pools, 337 chaise lounges, 30 cabanas, and 38 day beds, Stadium Swim offers the perfect vantage point for soaking in the excitement of the race.


Circa Sportsbook

Circa Sportsbook at Circa Resort is like the Churchill Downs of Las Vegas. This isn’t just any sportsbook; it’s the largest in the world, a colossal space buzzing with energy and excitement. As you soak in the atmosphere, you can’t help but be drawn to the massive 78M pixel screen, displaying the race day action in all its glory.

The sportsbook is not just about betting, either. It’s about the experience. With cutting-edge technology at your fingertips, every stride of the race comes to life in vivid detail. High limits mean the stakes are as high as the excitement, promising a thrilling betting experience for all.



For a unique Derby viewing experience with a Canadian twist, BarCanada at the D Las Vegas is the place to be. Step into this energetic sports bar, where modern design meets high-energy vibes, creating the perfect atmosphere for cheering on your favorite horse.

While hockey may be the name of the game at BarCanada, rest assured that all major sporting events, including the Kentucky Derby, are given their due attention. With plenty of 85-inch TVs around the bar, you won’t miss a moment of the action. And what better way to fuel Derby Day than with a selection of great beers and delicious cocktails?


LONGBAR at the D Las Vegas



As the name suggests, LONGBAR at the D Las Vegas spans an impressive 100 feet across the entire casino floor, making it the perfect spot to catch all the Derby action. With flat-screen TVs lining the entire bar, you won’t miss a single stride of the race.

But LONGBAR is more than just a place to watch the Derby. The lively atmosphere, coupled with a cocktail menu like no other, ensures that your Derby day is nothing short of unforgettable. And with nine beers on tap to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect libation to toast to your winning horse.


Overhang Bar

Perched conveniently above the largest sportsbook in the world, Overhang Bar offers a front-row seat to all the Derby action. From this elevated vantage point, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the excitement unfolding below at the Circa Sportsbook.

As the party rages on in the sportsbook, Overhang Bar adds an extra layer of excitement to the festivities. Sip on your favorite drink (we recommend a mint julep) as horse racing fans cheer on their horses, and soak in the electric atmosphere that only Vegas can provide.


Legacy Club

Those seeking a more sophisticated Derby experience can find themselves at Legacy Club on the 60th floor of Circa Las Vegas. This exclusive venue offers breathtaking views, front-row seats, and a full audio experience, ensuring that you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Attendees will be able to embrace the full Southern charm as they sip on delicious mint juleps. And if you’re attending the Derby Day event, be sure to don your best hat for the chance to win the coveted Derby Hat contest. With its elegant ambiance and impeccable service, Legacy Club promises a Derby experience unlike any other.


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Placing a Wager on Your Favorite Thoroughbred


When it comes to placing your bets on the Kentucky Derby in Vegas, Circa Sports offers both convenience and accessibility for all types of bettors. Whether you’re a first-time punter eager to try your luck or a seasoned pro seeking the thrill of the wager, Circa Sports has you covered.

With the Circa Sports betting app, betting on horses has never been easier. Simply download the app on your iOS or Android device, and you’ll have your very own bookie right in your pocket. The app provides access to live odds, ensuring that you stay up-to-date with the latest information no matter where you are in Las Vegas.

For those who prefer the traditional experience of in-person betting, Circa Sports offers multiple locations throughout Las Vegas, including the D. So whether you’re a novice bettor looking to dip your toe into the world of horse racing or a seasoned gambler seeking the ultimate thrill, Circa Sports provides the perfect platform to place your bets and join in on the excitement of the Kentucky Derby in Vegas.


Saddle Up for Derby Day in Vegas


Celebrating the Kentucky Derby in Vegas is an experience like no other. From the adrenaline-pumping races to the lavish viewing parties and top-notch betting opportunities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

In the eternal words of Stephen Foster, “The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home, and the race is on!” In Vegas, the sun shines bright, the tables are hot, and the juleps are flowing. Be part of the Derby magic in the city that never sleeps and bookmark these Derby destination hotspots for the ultimate experience. And if you want some derby action of your own by playing the D’s very own Sigma Derby in the casino!