Derby Guests Wrap Up the Weekend in Style
The Night of… One Race, One Winner, One Party at Galt House Hotel’s Grand Ballroom served as a way for revelers to wrap up their Derby Weekend in style. Great food, a fabulous band, and a lot of magic in the room. Not only was Mario Gutierrez there after winning his first Kentucky Derby, Trainer Doug O’Neill and Owner J. Paul Reddam also celebrated their win. In a very special and rare moment, Gutierrez spoke with Secretariat Jockey Ron Turcotte. Secretariat Owner Penny Chenery got up on stage and spoke to the crowd. She also gave Turcotte a ring.
These were moments and access to horseracing legends that few people get to experience. It was also for a great cause, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. While the numbers are still being tallied, the party and silent auction raised a lot of money for the organization.
Here are a few article about the party: