Kentucky Derby Party & Hat Contest

Kentucky Derby Party & Hat Contest

Sat, 2014-05-03

Join the party at Golden Gate Fields for the biggest day in horse racing - the Kentucky Derby!

Grab your friends and come enjoy a day at the races like no other when we host our annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 3.  Play the ponies, sip mint juleps, and bring a hat for our annual Run for the Roses Hat Contest.

Compete for cash prizes in three hat categories:
1) Funniest & Most Outrageous
2) Best Racing Theme
3) Most Glamorous

Best of all, we're giving away cash to the top three hats in each category: 1st Place - $300   2nd Place - $200  3rd Place - $100

How to Enter the Hat Contest:
Signup for free at the races the day of the event.
Deadline to enter: 1:30 p.m. on May 3, 2013.

Come enjoy a day of great people watching and get lucky with a couple winners.

Party Starts:
The party starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m.

What to wear: 
Bowties, seersucker suits, fedoras, big hats, and sundresses are not required, but are greatly appreciated.

Free Shuttle to the races:
Take BART to the North Berkeley station and our free shuttle will take you to and from the races.

What's It Cost:
General admission is just $6 and kids admission is free.
(Club House admission is $8 and Turf Club admission is $15).