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West Virginia Derby Features Fun Festivities at Mountaineer

West Virginia Derby Features Fun Festivities at Mountaineer: The Grade II 2015 West Virginia Derby will take place at Mountaineer Race Track on Saturday, August 1. The West Virginia Derby is a race open to three-year-olds willing to run 1-1/8 miles, and it offers a $750,000 purse. The first post time for the race is 2:00 p.m., but there will be plenty of other festivities also offered on race day at Mountaineer.

What to do at Mountaineer for the 2015 West Virginia Derby…

Made From Lucky West Virginia Derby

Madefromlucky is the morning line favorite with 3-1 odds for the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Photo: Susie Raisher, Coglianese/NYRA

The 3rd Turn Party will be hosted from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mountaineer and will feature a car cruise, a Best Hat Contest, concessions, a DJ, and games. Mountaineer also offers a full casino with table games, slots, poker, and plenty of fine dining. Lucky’s, a featured onsite bar, will be providing a live performance by Justin Fabus from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

The dining options include everything from the upscale La Bonne Vie Steakhouse to a more low-key atmosphere like Big Al’s. Big Al’s features delicious sandwiches, ice cream, and pastries. A special dining feature is The Gatsby Dining Room, which offers casual dining and serves breakfast all day.

What to wear to the 2015 West Virginia Derby…

For the big day at Mountaineer, try wearing a chic jumpsuit. Jumpsuits are a major summer trend and supply the perfect amount of comfort and casualness mixed with glamour. There are jumpers to fit all body types and styles, from tube tops, halters, sleeved styles, and cropped legs to harem-style, straight, and skinny legs. With jumpsuits, fit is everything, especially in the inseam area, so make sure it fits just right. Also, make sure to pair your jumpsuit outfit with heels. When wearing a one-piece like a full jumpsuit, flats cut off your leg, whereas heels keep the lengthening effect of the jumpsuit going.

Who to bet on in the 2015 West Virginia Derby…

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West Virginia Derby 2015 Post Positions & Odds
Race 8 5:10 PM ET
1 Stanford 6-1 Geroux/Pletcher
2 Tommy Macho 6-1 Prado/Pletcher
3 Alliseeisgold 30-1 Pino/Ruberto, Jr.
4 Tekton 8-1 Cintron/Dutrow
5 Tale of Verve 4-1 Albarado/Stewart
6 War Story 12-1 Spieth/Radosevich
7 Iron Fist 10-1 Smith/Hollendorfer
8 Bent On Bourbon 5-1 Lanerie/Kenneally
9 Thirtysilverpieces 50-1 Gonzalez/Marshall
10 Madefromlucky 3-1 Bravo/Pletcher
11 Souper Colossal 12-1 Lopez/Plesa, Jr.