Calder Derby Party to Benefit Riding Program

Third annual “Horses and Hats Kentucky Derby Party” will be held May 7.

Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida and Calder Casino & Race Course will present the third annual “Horses and Hats Kentucky Derby Party” on May 7 to benefit the therapeutic riding program.

Held on the second-floor terrace at Calder from 3-7 p.m., the party will be integrated into Calder’s overall Biggest Kentucky Derby Party Ever” that is expected to draw more than 10,000 fans to the track. Included in the party will be Derby staples such as Kentucky burgoo stew, Kentucky hot brown sandwiches, and bread pudding with bourbon sauce, as well as mint juleps.

There will also be a silent auction and other activities in conjunction with the event.

Beginning at 3 p.m. and lasting until 7 p.m., the “Horses and Hats” party will provide guests with an opportunity to participate in a Derby Hat Contest, being held in conjunction with Calder.