Tailgating & Activities

Tailgate Contest

Unfortunately, the Tailgate contest will not be held this Fall due to COVID-19.  We look forward to bringing back this fun addition to the races in 2022.

Official drink: The Mint Julep - click here for the recipe

Hat Contest
Once again, we will be holding our popular hat contest on Race Day.

Categories Judged include:
1. Best Racing Theme
2. Funniest/Most Outrageous
3. Most Glamorous/Elegant
4. Best Child (under 18)
5. Best Men’s Showing

Entering the contest is easy. If your party is on Members Hill come to the Winner’s Circle in front of the Steward Stand at 2:15pm and pickup your entry number. The contest will start at 2:30pm. If you party is located in either the North or South areas of the course meet at the Entrance Gate to Members Hill at 2:00pm. Look for the sign that says “Hat Contest” and join the parade to the Winner’s Circle.


Race Sponsors

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