The Kentucky Derby is coming to Westport! Join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Whites of Westport for the second annual fun evening of simulated horse racing, a hat contest, mint juleps, art exhibit & auction!
All proceeds from the event will fund the WEF’s programs for academic enrichment next year.
A Night at the Races includes ten simulated horse races, shown on DVD. You can choose to have your own horse in a race, bet on other horses or even sponsor an entire race. Chip in for a horse with friends, or specify whose horses you would like to race against for more friendly and fun competition.
Ladies – the hats at the Kentucky Derby are nearly as important as the horse racing itself. Get your hats ready for our Hat Contest. Judges will vote on the best, most elaborate hat of the evening, so start shopping or design and craft a hat yourself!
How can I support this event? (download an order form to get started – see link below)
Purchase tickets to attend: Tickets are $25 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a fun evening. Tickets will be available for purchase starting March 15th at the service desk at Lees Market as well as in the liquor department. You can also get tickets starting April 5th at the Partners Village Store. Special thanks to our friends at Lees and Partners – we appreciate it!
Buy a horse: For $50, you can have a horse in a race! Chip in with co-workers, fellow coaches, friends, or race solo. You do not need to attend the event to buy a horse. Name your horse and be clever about its description! Limited horses are available, so buy yours before they are gone.
Sponsor a race: Race sponsorships are $250. Hurry only a limited number of Races are available! Thank you J F Moran Company, Screencraft Tileworks, The Providence Journal, Tim’s Lawn Care, Even Keel Realty, Westport Point Neighborhood Assoc. & Ustinov Jewelers, our official Race sponsors for 2014!
Advertise in the race program: For $75 – $150 you can advertise in the race program for the event. Thank you Mid City Steel & Tim’s Lawn Care
Banner Ad Sponsors: Thank you to our friends at Bay Coast Bank & Partners Village Store, our banner sponsors!
Local Business Sponsors: Thank you to our local friends at: Jen Lima Photography, Frymark Designs, Mid City Steel, Westport Happenings, Back Eddy, En L’air School of Dance, Beautiful Things, Courtyards Ltd, Lloyd Center for the Environment, Osprey Kayak Center, RISD Museum, Cardi’s Furniture, Studio 25, Pawlissa, Davis & Tripp inc, Cummings Realty, Westport Police Assoc, Westport Happenings, Mirasol’s Café & Buzzards Bay Brewery!
Special Thanks to LaFrance Hospitality!!
Sponsor the hat contest: $250 SOLD – We are proud to honor the WHS Art Students at the annoymous sponsor’s request.
Art at the Derby: We are proud to feature the first showing of our very own Westport High School Student photography exhibit. The students are participating in a juried show that is entitled, “My Westport”. During the Night at the Races event, you will have the opportunity to buy one of the photographs for a minimum donation of $50 with all proceeds to benefit the Lydia Poole Barker Fund for Arts at the WHS. We have also received a generous donation of fine artworks from local Westport Artists and will hold a small fine art auction during intermission. Our Get your tickets now – don’t miss it!
DOWNLOAD Order form: derby-order-form-2014-email