On Saturday, May 4th, 2019 join the La Feliz Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital to benefit the health and well-being of our Valley’s children at Derby Down: A Day at the Races. This annual event, held on the same day as the actual Kentucky Derby, is a fun, classy event that takes place on the infield of the racetrack at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds.


Dress In Your Derby Finest & Join Us
For A Fabulous Afternoon Where You’ll Enjoy:


Fine Southern Cuisine under a Big Top Tent that serves as our Dining Pavilion

A hosted bar with libations from Donaghy Sales & Valley Wide Beverage. Plus, no Kentucky Derby party would be complete without refreshing Mint Juleps — made with the perfect balance of Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon, fresh mint & powdered sugar

Bluegrass & Dixieland music

Shopping the various vendor booths while viewing the latest luxury automobiles


Mobile bidding on fabulous items at our Silent Auction

Private satellite wagering on the Kentucky Derby as well as other prestigious races across the country. Watch the races throughout the day on our stunning, jumbo LED video screens while placing your bets and collecting your winnings right there on the infield!

Reflections on 2018


  • Free flowing Mint Juleps made with the perfect balance of Maker’s Mark® Kentucky Bourbon, fresh mint, and powdered sugar
  • Libations provided by Valley Wide Beverage and Donaghy Sales, purveyors of the Valley’s finest adult beverages
  • Fanciful and elegant hats were the order of the day, with “Best of Show” awarded to men and women
  • Spirited live Bluegrass and Dixieland music entertained guests while our bugler announced each event
  • Sunny skies greeted over 825 guests
  • Our guests watched Justify win the 2018 Derby which was the 143rd running of the derby on two jumbo LED video screens
  • A Big Top Tent served as our dining pavilion
  • The latest luxury automobiles from Fresno Lexus and BMW were on the Turf Club for all to see
  • The Vendor’s Promenade showcased upscale merchandise from local vendors and shops
  • Guests enjoyed pari-mutuel betting on all of the day’s races

We would like to thank all of our 2019 sponsors!

Triple Crown


$15,000 Sponsorship


Fresno Lexus

Secretariat


$10,000 Sponsorship


Fresno Plumbing

American Pharoah


$6,000 Sponsorship


Amendola Family / Valley Wide Beverage

Doerksen Taylor, LLP

Erin & Michael Gleason

Nossaman LLP

Pacific Solar Company

Riverstone Development, LLC

Wanger Jones Helsley PC

Seattle Slew


$5,000 Sponsorship


Donaghy Sales

JP Lamborn Co.

Ratzlaff Tamberi & Wong

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Wells Fargo

California Chrome


$3,500 Sponsorship


Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Haron Jaguar Land Rover

Karahadian Dental

Kids Kare Schools

I'll Have Another


$2,500 Sponsorship


ALTOUR Travel / Melanie Chandler

Bell Peracchi Families

Belmont Nursery

Betts Company

Blue Shield

California KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry

Castaneda Engineering

CENCAL Services, Inc.

Cici and Brian Lee

Dr. and Mrs. Francis Glaser

Fortune Associates - Ted Waldron

Fourchy Farms

Kids Kare Schools, Inc.

Kimberly & Carl Swanson

Mad Duck Craft Brewing

Makers Mark

Moss Adams LLP

Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC

Saint Agnes Medical Center

Sissy & Jason Wood

Solar Negotiators

The Garabedian Group

The Laval / Alkotob Families

Thiesen Dueker - Jeff Thiesen

Thiesen Dueker - Lance Dueker

United Security Bank

Vuicich Family & Friends

Wawona Frozen Foods / Smittcamp Family

Seabiscuit


$2,000 Sponsorship


California Bank & Trust

Carrie & Braden McKeighan

Clarke Harding & Linley Brinker-Harding

Danny & Chellie Davis

Gina & David McNamara

Hoppe Law Group

Kelly & Jack Swertfager

Lesley & Gregg Fisher

London Properties

Realty Concepts

Renee & Kevin Rees

Schafer Associates

The Heart Group / Dr John Telles

William & Cathy Lee