2023 Kentucky "Rotary" Derby Race for the Roses
Race for the Roses Derby Day fundraiser, the fun takes place on Saturday, May 6, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the beautiful Desert Canyon Golf Club, DC Bar and Grill in Fountain Hills, AZ. 
By participating in this year’s fundraiser, you’ll be helping  the Rotary Club of Four Peaks support disaster relief in our home country and internationally.  In return, you’ll have a chance to win one of many prizes.
The FUN day planned at the Four Peaks Rotary races consists of.....
  • Eleven Rotary Horses will be auctioned to participate in Rose Carpet Showcase Parade, and race for the roses for Win, Place or Show finish 
  • Charity Win wagering on race day
  • 50/50 raffle; 50% to the winner, 50% to charity, 100% worth it
  • Rotary Wheel of  Derby Cheer for swag and prizes
  • A chance to sit in the Rotary VIP Suite (several seats will be auctioned for trackside cheering on their favorite Rotary Derby horse. Seating is intended for kiddos)
  • Bourbon tasting opportunity 
  • Tender Little Hearts Mini horses welcome from 1-2pm  (Website In the News)  
  • Hor d’oeuvres and buffet lunch
  • Cash bar serving, beer, wine, liquor and special Derby Cocktails
  • Entry to become a Contest Winner:  
    • Best Overall Paddock Stable owner; naming, jockey, horse colors
    • Ladies best Derby hat 
    • Ladies and Gents best Derby attire
    • Best Dapper Derby Couple or Family
  • Live streaming of the actual Kentucky Derby available
Reserve your Tickets - Click Here!
Race Day Attendee Fee:  $25pp, ($15 pp for club member) includes appetizers, buffet lunch, non-alcoholic beverage, snacks and entry into all  eligible contests.  Additional track side seating will be available for auction to children 16 and under. 
Become an Event Sponsor
Winner Circle Sponsor:  $300, includes 4 admission tickets
The winning derby horses will be awarded nominal prize for Win, Place and Show horses
.  In addition, the Contest winners will be announced and interviewed.
Winner Circle Sponsor CLOSED
Thank you to Pameditis Pastures
(The Mighty Pamediti)
Contest Sponsor:  $300, includes 4 admission tickets
Ladies Best Derby Hat
Ladies and Man Best Derby Attire
Best Dapper Couple
Best Dressed and creative named Paddock/Stable/Name/Jockey Owner
All attendees will have the opportunity to vote
Winners (Win, Place & Show) in each category will be announced on Derby Day
All winners will receive prizes and interviewed in the Winner Circle
To SponsorClick Here!
Become a
Rotary Horse and Paddock Stable" Owner
"Riders Up Auction"
** 1 Pony Still Available **
Starting Bid $300/Rotary Horse 
(Each Stable Owner Includes 2 free tickets to event)
Contact Julie Ewald, 708-267-5266
will receive a separate Club Invoice
1st date to begin bidding on derby horses will be at our
Four Peaks Rotary Club Spring Social, hosted by Club Board of Directors
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 3:30-5:30pm 
2nd date, LIVE AUCTION
Starting Bid $300/Rotary Horse 
(Each Stable Owner Includes 2 free tickets to event. Go to the participant registration page to claim your 2 free tickets).
Dice roll odds are taken into consideration
Thursday, April 13, 2023
11 Rotary Derby Horses will be available through live and silent auction process.
Highest 1st bidder will have their choice of first horse number between #2-#12, during each auctioned round until all horse numbers have been selected and awarded to a stable owner.
Horse winners will be determined by horses/jockeys advancing one spot until crossing the finishing line. 
A pair of dice will be rolled, the total die number will correlate to the horse which will be announced by our Rotary Race Caller.  The corresponding horse of the roll will move up one spot on each roll until a Winner, Place and Show crossed the finished line.  
The odds of each dice roll are taken into consideration for race track starting point.
Win, Place and Show winning Rotary Horses will receive nominal cash winnings! 
Best Dressed Stable (Paddock) and Jockey prizes will be awarded!

Beneficiaries of this event 

 How Can You Help?
  • Buy Tickets
  • Bring Family and Friends
  • Sponsor
  • Bid on one of our 11 Derby Race Horses
  • Participate in raffle and contests
  • Volunteer
Additional Derby Day details available soon. 
Derby Committee Contacts:
Robin Brand
Debbie Clason
Sandy Davis
Julie Ewald
Denise Ricketts
Gary Shuey
*Interested to join the Derby Committee or have questions, contact one of the above Committee members*
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