While Louisville’s Kentucky Derby may be America’s oldest continuously held major sporting event, the North Texas watch event “Day At The Races” is “Dallas’ oldest and largest Kentucky Derby fundraising event.”
Turning 14 this year on Saturday, May 7, at Turtle Creek Conservancy, the local event has earned a reputation for watching people and people-watching thanks to guests donning their best garden attire highlighted by chic chapeaus, natty bow ties and even seersucker suits.
Presented by Truist Bank, this year’s Co-Chairs Katie and Christian Corts have arranged to have Lisa Cooley and Jennifer Dix serve as underwriting co-chairs and mother-daughter team Doris Jacobs and Teffy Jacobs named the 2022 honorary co-chairs emeritus.
While the race itself will only last two minutes as three-year thoroughbreds race around the track, the guests will fill Arlington Hall and the lawn overlooking Turtle Creek to celebrate the occasion from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with live music, Southern-inspired cuisine, cocktails and cheering on the ponies during the televised race at Churchill Downs.
In addition to special seating and viewing areas, VIP ticketholders and sponsors will also enjoy additional perks like a kick-off party and a patron party at a private home.
For more information on how to be part of “The Run For The Roses,” contact Turtle Creek Conservancy Operations/Special Events VP Adrian Lovett.
*Graphic/photo provided by The Turtle Creek Conservancy