Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Kentucky Derby Party, Saturday, May 5th, 2-5p.m., Fireside Room

A Rossmoor first! Three Rossmoor Clubs are working together and combining talents to produce a spectacular Kentucky Derby Party at Fireside Saturday, May 5th, 2 – 5 pm.

The Couples Club, the Tennis Club, and the Horse Enthusiasts Club will host the Derby Party in the Fireside Room, where continuous network coverage from Churchill Downs Race Track in Louisville, Kentucky will display the gathered crowds, interviews with celebrities, horse owners, jockeys, trainers, the latest horse stats, onto large Screen. The Kentucky Derby is the fastest two minutes in sports, and you will feel that you are in Kentucky in trackside seats!

Tables and chairs will be available, but no assigned seats. Members are encouraged to stroll around, while the broadcast is coming through from the Track; stop at a table displaying Equestrian items – saddle, bridles, etc. donated for display by a racehorse owner member of the Rossmoor Horse Enthusiasts Club.

Mint Juleps, the Derby signature drink, made according to traditional Kentucky recipe and garnished with a sprig of mint from our own Rossmoor Garden Club will tickle your nose; typical Derby finger foods on the Buffet, continuously replenished by Girards Catering will help set the standard; red and white wines and non-alcoholic sodas will be available throughout the afternoon, prizes will be awarded for Best Hats, Most Creative Hat, Most coordinated Couple, etc.

Just as at Churchill Downs, members will be able to place bets at our Wagering Table. “Bookies” – our expert volunteers will be there to help you place your bets. The pay-out will return all monies received to lucky winners. No cut for “the House!”

Admission for Members, as well as Guests, is $20 per person. Please send your check, payable to Couples Club of Rossmoor, to Steve Sprague, 999 Terra California #4. Please write your Club affiliation on the face of your check (Couples, Tennis or Horse). Also if it is not printed on your check, please indicate your first name to be used for your name tag.

Members of the three Clubs, along with their spouses or significant others will receive priority. Guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis. Once Fireside Room capacity is reached, no further reservations will be accepted. Checks must be received by Saturday, April 21st. Guests will be accommodated on a space-available basis. For more information, please contact Jay or Rosemary Fischer at 937-2353.