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Monday, April 28, 2014

Debut of Kentucky Derby Wagering At Virginia Gold Cup

For the first time in its long history, the first jewel of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby will be available for wagers at the Virginia Gold Cup this Saturday.  The VGC will be offering pari-mutuel wagering on their six race card and the most exciting two minutes in sports which will be run after the final live race on the program.

Pari-mutuel wagering debuted at last year’s International Gold Cup, but  there were long lines and problems associated with the WiFi that was supposed to connect Gold Cup patrons to the wagering platform set up specifically for that day’s event.

This year, the Gold Cup will  have 15 betting stations around the course with a self-service machine and a teller machine.  Race officials have met with United Tote Company concerning the software glitch that plagued wagering last October. In addition, there will be QR codes on the race program and in various places that will take your phone to “Smart Bet Mobile”. 
Fingers crossed.

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So don’t forget your smart phone or your tablet or stop by the Gold Cup office in Warrenton to purchase a wagering card.  No worries if you can’t make in before the big day, the tellers and self-service machines take good old fashioned cash!

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