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Second Stride - Derby Party & Auction

April 30, 2018 6:00 - 9:30 pm

Molly Malone's Pub, 933 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY

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Provide a Future for Every Horse

When the hopes and the dreams of owners and trainers of prospective thoroughbred racehorses get dashed, we want to be there to offer a solution. Second Stride believes that whether the retirement is due to lack of ability or injury or it's just plain time to quit...there is a future for that horse.

No matter at what level the horse comes to us, the expense of care is roughly the same. Housing, food, medical, maintenance and training on average can cost $1000 a month per horse and often an adoption fee will not match the expense. We fully rely on donations of any amount from generous animal lovers to continue this program. Every dollar donated goes to the care and training of these magnificent animals.

Our devoted and professional staff work diligently to connect the hearts of our beloved horses to that of an adopter with the same passion.

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7th annual Molly Malone's and Second Stride Derby Preview Equine Benefit Party


*** Derby Handicappers take note! This is a great opportunity to get your inside tips!

$20 at the door suggested donation.

New this year: $10 Valet Parking
New this year: $20 all you can eat heavy appetizer/light dinner and drink buffet, along with a limited menu available for ordering.

Help support retired racehorses and Thoroughbreds in need while you kick off Derby week festivities in style: Live and silent auction items many with Derby or race related themes, celebrity race related guests, unique vendors, celebrity signings, picture opportunities and a professional Derby Handicapping Preview panel giving you your race picks! This is a perfect spot to take your out-of-town guests for dinner and insider Derby fun! Rub elbows with some of the best folks in all aspects of racing and take home some authentic Derby memorabilia and hot picks.

Sample of 2017 attendees: Doug O'Neill, Dale Romans, Mike Maker, Donna Brothers, Buff Bradley, Travis Stone, Jack Wolf, Jean Cruget, SkyChai racing and other jockeys, partnerships, owners and trainers, Mrs. Kentucky 2017 and Miss 2017 UofL and Miss Cardinal Country 2017!

3rd annual 2018 Derby Preview guest panel: Marty McGee, John Englehardt, Steve Byk, and Bill Doolittle.  Moderated by Jennie Rees.  Generously sponsored again this year by Skychai Racing. http://www.skychairacing.com/

Hot debates of the best bet for Derby 2018, including industry handicappers and interviews with contesting Derby trainers.

Photo Op: Various Derby Race Trainers and industry legends

Why it matters:

The Event Goals are to bring in $30,000 this year and help fund the mission of expanding the daily equine head count of our program by 2 horses for 2018. If our goals are reached, this would help bring in and re-home 25 or more race horses for the year thanks to just this event!

10% of all restaurant sales that evening will be donated by Molly Malone's to Second Stride Inc.

Bid on auction items with confidence, 100% of all donations go to the care and transition of Thoroughbred race horses in need! This is our annual major fundraiser that helps pay to care for the horses year long. We are a GuideStar Gold Level approved 501C3 not for profit that is volunteer driven. We also are Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance approved and certified by the State of Kentucky in Equine rescue. Check us out on our website: www.secondstride.org.

This is a come as you are dress code event. Get a sandwich, have some fun! It's indoors and outdoors, up and down stairs, and lasts for many hours, so comfort rules! However, with Hometown Crowned Royalty in your presence and Press and Photo ops galore, it never hurts to put on your dress up stuff you always want to wear but don't know when!

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available, Email susan@secondstride.org for details.

Rub elbows with race industry celebrities, casual fun night of food, Kentucky Derby insiders betting tips, and unique silent and live auction items. The biggest annual fundraiser for Equine adoption program Second Stride Inc. A 501C3. We provide transitioning, rehabilitation and training services to retired Thoroughbred horses looking or a safe route to a new job.

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Please email us at info@secondstride.org for other information


Molly Malone's Pub, 933 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY

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