Tickets for the Saturday, May 4, “It’s Derby Time!” event cost $50 each and can be purchased from members of the Tracy Rotary Club, which is co-sponsoring the event with the city of Tracy, or by calling City Hall at 831-6200.
The fundraiser for community projects of the Rotary Club will feature flamboyant Derby-style hats, mint juleps and bets.
“This is something new for Tracy, and we think we will have a great time,” said Kim Scarlatta, special-events coordinator for the City of Tracy. “I can’t wait to see all those Derby hats.”
Tracy’s Derby action begins at 1 p.m. and continues to 5. Post time for the 128th running of the Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs is 6:24 p.m. EDT — or 3:24 p.m. in Tracy.
Entry tickets will provide participants with $25 in gaming money, a free drink and lunch.
The person who wins the most gaming money in the race will win a $500 Visa gift card, teeth whitening and a case of wine.
There are also prizes for second and third-place finishers in the betting contest.
The woman sporting the greatest local version of the derby hat and to the man with the sharpest derby attire will also win prizes, and a live auction is scheduled.
The luncheon menu includes pan-seared chicken breast with bourbon glaze, potatoes au gratin and marinated grilled asparagus, a strawberry and spinach salad, cornbread muffins and Kentucky Derby pecan pie.
In addition to mint juleps, drink specials will include a black-eyed Susan cocktail, wine and beer.
For information: 831-6200.