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Kentucky Derby, Canelo Vs. Khan May 7 On Champions Big Screens
142nd “Run For The Roses” And Middleweight Title Fight Set For First Saturday In May
Hialeah, FL / April 25, 2016 – Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, South Florida’s premier destination for the best gaming and entertainment, will offer a spectacular horse racing/world championship boxing “television doubleheader” at Champions Simulcast Center & Sports Bar on May 7, 2016.
The 142nd Kentucky Derby, a Churchill Downs tradition on the first Saturday in May, is the first jewel in Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. The 2016 edition of “the run for the roses” is expected to draw another full field of 20 horses to the starting gate as the top three-year-olds in America compete in Louisville at the classic distance of 1 ¼ miles.
Once the sun goes down, the attention will shift to Las Vegas, NV where the wildly popular Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) will defend his WBC World Middleweight Championship against the dangerous challenger Amir Khan (31-3-0, 19 KOs) in a bout scheduled to begin shortly after 9 PM ET.
Both the 142nd Kentucky Derby and the Alvarez-Khan pay-per-view fight will be televised free of admission charge on the high-definition jumbo screens in Champions, which is located on the second floor of the Clubhouse at this iconic national landmark.
The doors at Hialeah Park will open at 9:45 AM and the Kentucky Derby –scheduled for a 6:34 PM ET start– will highlight a packed schedule of full card “watch and wager” simulcast horse racing from the top tracks across the country.
The winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby will emerge as the only three-year-old in the land to have a shot at matching the accomplishments of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
In the boxing ring, Alvarez will be shooting for his 5th straight win since suffering his only professional defeat to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in 2014. His fight against Khan will be the first defense of the title he won by defeating Miguel Cotto in November of last year.
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, with entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, is easily accessible from all major Miami highways. The landmark venue is conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.
JOHN HERNANDEZ / DIRECTOR OF RACING NEWS & PUBLICITY
Jhernandez@hialeahpark.com / (305) 885-8000
Hialeah Park –“The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”– is one of Miami’s most iconic destinations.
For more information, please call 305-885-8000 or visit www.hialeahpark.com