November 05, 2008

Karaoke at Sports Haven - Thursday Nights

Are you the next singing sensation? You really can sing, no matter what your friends say! And to prove it, come down to Sports Haven every Thursday Night. Our karaoke features DJ Stevie B playing all the favorites.

Plus, you can sing on the big stage. This isn't some hole in the wall's on the main dance floor. Other highlights include:
  • No Cover Charge
  • Chance to win ca$h every week.
  • $1 Bud Drafts
  • $1 Hot Dogs
  • DJ’d by New Haven’s own Stevie B.
  • Watch sports on the movie size screens
  • Live Horse Racing Action
  • Plenty of Free Parking
  • Great music all night long
  • Music starts - 9:00 PM

October 26, 2008

USMC Boxing at Sports Haven

USMC Boxing Team, from Camp Lejeune, N.C., will make Sports Haven its final stop on the 2008 Great Northeast Tour.

The action-packed Olympic-style amateur event will take place Tuesday, November 18, 7:30pm. It will feature local boxers from USA Boxing Connecticut, taking on the boxers of the USMC Boxing Team.

“This is our fifth consecutive year competing in Connecticut and we are always excited about coming here,” said Sid Meyerson, Marine Corp Community Services (MCCS) Director at Camp Lejeune. “This trip is ever more important to use since there is a huge Marine presence in New Haven, the home of the USMC Sixth Motor Transportation Division, who is playing a major role in the Middle East.”

The format of the event features Veterans Salutations and is expected to draw fans from across the state. Tickets are limited and will be available for sale at Sports Haven starting Thursday, October 23rd. General Admission tickets are $20, while reserved ringside are $35. All proceeds from the event will benefit Beat Street Community Center, Meriden, CT, and the MCCS. Attendees must be ages 18 and over.

The Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, is one of the largest Marine Corps installations in the United States, and is the proud home of the All Marine Boxing Team. While this elite team spends some of their time training for the ring, they spend their lives training for global warfare on the field. Many of the team’s members have served tours of duty in Iraq as part of America’s Fight Against terrorism. The team is led by Coach Ron Smith, USAF Retired.

The Beat The Street Community Center, located in Meriden, CT, offers residents of Meriden and surrounding communities a variety of services including fitness training, boxing instructions, and life skills. Many of the Center’s programs are conducted by volunteers who work to empower residents and improve the community.

October 15, 2008

Program Kiosk

You can never have too much information when playing the races. To ensure that all the track data is available, Sports Haven has added a programs kiosk. The kiosk will serve to supplement the programs that are already being sold at our current stand.

Located on the main floor next to the stage, this self-service, touch screen kiosk has many benefits:

  • Includes all thoroughbred, harness, greyhound and jai-alai tracks
  • Program info for today and tomorrow
  • Can buy single card DRF
  • Can create your own tip sheet based on track conditions and other preferences
  • Programs cost $1.25 for most formats
  • Buy a 3-track bundle for $3.50
  • Kiosk will print your program within seconds

Check it out or ask a manager for a demonstration.

October 11, 2008

Breeders' Cup Info

The Breeders' Cup, the World Championship of Racing, will be run Friday October 24, and Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Santa Anita Park in Southern California. Five Breeders Cup races will be run on Friday in addition to the 9 Breeders Cup races on Saturday.

Please note the following:

· Advanced wagering will be accepted beginning at 12 noon on Friday on the entire Saturday Breeders’ Cup card, including the 9 Breeders’ Cup Races. The program will consist of 11 races, with first post time at 1:10 P.M. The Breeders’ Cup Races are Races 1-9.
· Five Breeders’ Cup races will be run on Friday’s Santa Anita program. Friday 1st race post time will be 2:05 with the Breeders Cup races ( races 3-7 ) beginning at 3:35. Wagering available Friday only.

· The Breeders’ Cup Pick 6, which will have a $ 3 million guaranteed pool, will be held on Races 4-9 on the Saturday Breeders’ Cup Day Program. Wagering on the Breeders’ Cup Pick 6 will close at post time of Race 4 (3:15). The Breeders’ Cup Pick 6 will be a $ 2 minimum wager, commingled nationally, with identical payouts at all sites. Tickets with all six winners will share 75 % of the net pool, while tickets with 5 of 6, will share the remaining 25 % of the net pool. If no ticket correctly selects all six winners, 100 % of the net pool will be shared by tickets with the most winners.

· All Autotote locations will be open for wagering at regular time (11:30AM) on Friday. All sites will open at 9:30 a.m. on Breeders’ Cup Day, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008.

October 07, 2008

Thursday Afternoon Contest Continues

The Thursday contest continues to be popular. It's easy to play and free to enter.

How good are your picks from Belmont? Test your skills against other racing fans every Thursday at Sports Haven. It could win you $200. Simply select the winner in any five races at the New York Track. The person with the highest total payoffs wins the prize.

The good thing about the contest is that you can enter up until about 3:00 PM. As long as there are at least five races left on the race card, you can put in your entry.

October 03, 2008

CT Crush New Year's Eve Fundraiser

Sports Haven will host the Connecticut Crush Womens Football Team fundraiser on New Year's Eve. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance. Just visit the The CT Crush Website for more information.

Who are the Crush? They're Connecticut’s first semi-professional women’s football team. They play full-contact, NFL style football. They wear the same gear and sweat it out just like the men do. But they are women who love football. They are pioneers who hold full and part time jobs in addition to committing to a full practice and game schedule. The team includes mothers, wives, teachers, policewomen, firewomen, entrepreneurs, college graduates, and students.

Some of are former NCAA Division I and II competitors in basketball, softball, soccer, and track. Some are trying sports for the very first time.

Check them out!

October 02, 2008

Sports Haven Football Contest


Someone will win the $1,000 grand prize!!!

Plus - $240 worth of prizes each week.

Here’s how it works.

· Log on to Our contest Page and register to play.

· Pick the winners in the Sunday & Monday Games every week.

· Guess the total points during Monday Night Game to break any ties.

· Weekly Prize – Person with most wins each week wins: $50 Silks Restaurant at Sports Haven Gift Certificate & $50 Wagering voucher (tie-breaker is closest to total points scored on Monday Night).

·Places 2nd – 15th weekly win $10 gift certificate to Silks Restaurant at Sports Haven.

· Top 15 each week also entered into the grand prize drawing for $1,000!

· Drawing takes place on final week of regular season, December 28th.

· Enter every week. The more weeks you enter, the more chances you have for the $1,000!

Sports Haven, Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, features the NFL ticket - every game, every week. Enjoy $1.99 drafts while cheering your favorite team. Check out our 14 flavors of wings, both boneless and original, from Planet Wings.