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 2018 sponsors!


$10,000 Sponsorship

Fresno Lexus

Doerksen Taylor Stokes LLP

American Pharoah

$6,000 Sponsorship

Erin & Michael Gleason


Nossaman LLP

Pacific Solar Company

Riverstone Development, LLC

Amendola Family Valley Wide Beverage

Wanger Jones Helsley PC

Seattle Slew

$5,000 Sponsorship

Bonadelle Neighborhoods

Donaghy Sales

Ratzlaff Tamberi & Wong

Wells Fargo Bank

California Chrome

$3,500 Sponsorship

BMW Fresno Porsche Fresno Audi Fresno

Fresno Plumbing & Heating

Haron Jaguar Land Rover

Kids Kare Schools

NBN Insurance Services/Don & Judy Peracchi

Kelly & Steve Vucovich

I'll Have Another

$2,500 Sponsorship

Arthur J. Gallagher Co.

Baker Peterson Franklin, CPA

Better Homes and Gardens-GoldLeaf

Betts Company

Castaneda Engineering

Cooper Chase Construction

Dallas R. Selling Law Group PC

Dragon Material Transport, Inc.

Francis E. Glaser, MD

Karahadian Dental

Kings Mortgage Service, Inc.

Larsen, Cossette, Swertfager & Years

Cici and Brian Lee

Mad Duck Brewing

Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC

Saint Agnes Medical Center

Solar Negotiators

Kimberly & Carl Swanson

Kelly & Jack Swertfager

Thiesen Dueker Financial Consulting Group

United Security Bank

Wawona Frozen Foods

Wells Fargo Bank

Sissy & Jason Wood

Zinkin Familty


$2,000 Sponsorship

Altour Travel/Melanie Chandler

Clarke T. Harding & Linley Brinker-Harding

Karen & Carl Brown

Lesley & Gregg Fisher

Fortune Associates-Ted Waldron

Fourchy Farms

Hoppe Law Group

Lee's Service

Horstmann Financial & Insurance Services

Kids Kare Schools

Laval/Alktob Family

Claude Laval and Family

Matson Alarm

Carrie McKeighan Central Payment Corp.

Cathy & George Milutinovich

Schafer Associates

Dr. John Telles,The Heart Group

TRISTAR Risk Management

Vote Family

Vuicich Family & Friends