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For Immediate Release March 29, 2019 KENTUCKY DERBY WATCH AND WAGER AT RILLITO
WHO: Rillito Race Track
WHAT: Kentucky Derby Watch & Wager Event Hat and Necktie Contest
WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Gates open 8am; Post time 3:40pm
WHERE: Rillito Race Track 4558 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718

COST: Free admission – Open to Public Tables $50 reserved in advance

PUBLIC INFO: (520) RILLITO (745-5486) On Saturday, May 4, 2019 Rillito Race Track will host a Kentucky Derby Watch and Wager Party. Described as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown. Gates open at 8AM with festivities beginning at 11:00am. A southern style buffet will be available for purchase and guests can enjoy Mint Juleps and Bloody Marys. The 5th Annual Hat Contest and the 4th Annual Necktie Contest include 3 categories for Tie (conventional ties, bow ties, and bola ties) Western/Horse Tie; Vintage/Historic Tie; Flamboyant Tie and 4 categories for the Hats: Children under 12 years old, all styles; Western Theme Hat; Outrageous/Over-the-Top Hat; and Traditional Style Hat. Post time is at 3:40pm for the “Run for the Roses”. Racing parties continue on Saturday, May 18, 2019 with the Preakness Stakes and Saturday, June 8, 2019 presenting the Belmont Stakes.

For more information, or to reserve a paid table call (520) RILLITO (745-5846). # For more information: Rillito Race Track (520) 795-RILLIO Dr. Ed Ackerley, Ackerley Advertising (520) 850-7058

Rillito Racing Inc. has an agreement with Pima County to operate the track under the auspices of Rillito Park Foundation through 2021. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility is the site of horse racing, the Jelk’s Farm Stud House, the largest farmer’s market in southern Arizona, soccer fields, special events and festivals and is in the Pima County Park system. For more info: Dr. Ed Ackerley (520) 850-7058