4 PM to 8 PM
It's a safe bet to say,
you won't want to miss our party on race day!
Heart thumping . . . Hooves Stomping . . .
A handful of hopes . . . it's the 143rd Kentucky Derby.
Join us for the most exciting two minutes in sports!
We will be showing the Kentucky Derby race (start time 6:34pm) and offering drink specials!
$3 Drink specials will include your glass choice of red, white or a mimosa.
Sorry, no mint juleps...we don't serve liquor but - somehow - we think you will manage to have a blast!!
We will have two contests: Best Derby Inspired dressed and Best Hat. Both winners will receive a bottle of wine ($75 value).
Remember, our guests will do the voting, which will take place at 7 PM.
Men's attire: Classic styles of seersucker or khaki suits with sun drenched pants in vibrant colors like Key Lime, Ocean, Bermuda Pink, and Citron. Any one of these colors paired with the right shirt and blazer will make you stand out like no one else.
Women's attire: Wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is believed to bear good luck! From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits. Most often in this case, matching the dress (or outfit) to your hat involves personal preference, however keep a few things in mind in getting dressed:
* If your hat is having a pattern party, keep the dress design simple.
* If the hat is simple and elegant, keep the outfit simple also for a classy look.
* If you want a funky outfit, keep it consistent and accent the hat most of all!
* If you have long hair, showcase a ponytail slightly to side or keep it down to one side to highlight the color on your face.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY
The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891-1893 and 1911-1912, respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875. A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown.
The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders' Cup.