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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue Kentucky Derby Gala

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meet Thoroughbred race champions Montauk Traffic and Tiz He the One and local Millbrook bred Thoroughbred celebrity, Danebury!

Post time is 6:57 pm. Come early and start the celebration with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Watch the race LIVE at the farm while enjoying dinner, dancing and open bar.

Saddle up for an unforgettable evening as Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue, a nonprofit equine sanctuary dedicated to providing a safe haven for retired Thoroughbreds, proudly presents the 150th Kentucky Derby Celebration.

This year, our key fundraising event will be honoring Dutchess County Executive Sue Serino, New York Thoroughbred Breeders Executive Director Najja Thompson and Lucky Orphans’ own grant writer, Dawn Isaacson. The event is set to take place on May 4th, 2024, promising a memorable evening of horse racing, entertainment, and charitable spirit.

The 150th Kentucky Derby, the first race of the Triple Crown, will be shared live at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue. The pre-race celebration will feature hors d’oeuvres, beverages, games and live coverage of the pre-race. At post time, we will watch the Derby, cheering on our favorite horse. We invite you to come watch the race LIVE at the farm, and then enjoy dinner, live music by Way Behind the Sun, dancing and drinks. This event will create an immersive experience that not only celebrates the rich tradition of the Kentucky Derby, it will also raise awareness and support for the mission of “People Helping Horses Heal People.” After the race, guests will have the opportunity to meet retired racehorses, and hear from previous clients of the equine assisted development programs.

As Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue gallops towards the 150th Kentucky Derby, the organization invites the community to celebrate the spirit of horse racing while making a positive impact on the lives of horses in need, as well as the human clients these horses help through personal mental health needs. This event promises to be a memorable experience for all, with the added satisfaction of supporting a worthy cause.


May 4
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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