Private 'First Saturday' Showing

Edited press release

A private showing of “The First Saturday in May,” the award-winning documentary from the Hennegan Brothers that profiles the connections of six Thoroughbreds, including ill-fated Barbaro, on the road to the 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be held at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

The screening will be followed by cocktails and dinner at nearby Portofino restaurant. Tickets are $150 per person, which includes the movie and dinner, with proceeds benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Seating is limited to 200 people.

Appearing at the event will be the film’s producer, John Hennegan, noted equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, and several of the film’s stars, including trainer Dale Romans.

“The First Saturday in May” debuted at Truly Indie theaters in approximately 20 cities around the country in April. The Hennegan Brothers donated 25% of Truly Indie box office receipts to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Reservations for the event and further information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Kelly at (212) 521-5305 or, or Jenifer Van Deinse at (212) 521-5327 or