OOn Saturday, May 6th, 2017 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 and Valley Wide Beverages. Plus, no Kentucky Derby party would be complete without free flowing Mint Juleps — made with the perfect balance of Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon, fresh mint and powdered sugar

Bluegrass & Dixieland music

Shopping the various vendor booths while viewing the latest luxury automobiles


Bidding on the fabulous items at our Silent and Live Auctions

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

Reflections on 2016


  • 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 Nyquist win the 2016 derby which was the 142nd 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 Haron Jaguar Land Rover 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