Derby Day

“Come in your race track finest, and place your bets!”

Derby Day is a charity event held in honor of the Kentucky Derby.  Like the Kentucky Derby, it is always held on the first Saturday in May.

The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.  It is called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” and “The Run for the Roses.”  The first Kentucky Derby was held in 1875.  The Kentucky Derby is one of three races that make up the coveted “Triple Crown.”

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The 2015 winner of the Kentucky Derby, pictured above, was American Pharaoh, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza.

So what is Derby Day?

This event is benefits the LA no-kill animal shelter.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Tickets are $15.00 online and all the monies go to the LANoKill Shelter.  We ask for a donation of $20.00 at the door (though you can provide more if you like!)


Buy your ticket online to enjoy the races.  You are our guest.  Please contact an LAPCC member to find out more.


For non-members, participation in the Derby Games is $15 to Animal Role Players ($10 will be given to our charity and $5 to our LAPACC Event Fund).   Participation is included with membership to the Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club, thought members can still choose to donate if they wish.


You may purchase betting tickets for $1 each.   You cannot participate in the betting nor the Arcade Game without tickets. There will be a sign that explains how the win bets of each race are determined. All bets are placed before each race. You win Cart Rides by the human animal role players, EQUUS all natural handcrafted soap or prizes that have been donated to our LAPACC.

For Derby Day 2017 there will be containers for each Animal Role Play Enthusiast.  A random ticket will be drawn out of the container of the winner of the race. Participants have a better chance of winning if they put more tickets in the container than someone else.

Dress code:

The dress code is formal attire or high fetish attire.  A prize for the best Hat will be awarded by the LAPACC.

Races for the Day:

1. Derby Race

2. Steeplechase Race

3. Greyhound Race

4. Pacer Race

5. Puppy Hurdle Race

6. Trotter Race

7. Puppy Agility Course Race

After the races, there will be an Arcade Game. This game involves shooting foam darts at human Animal Role Players as they march back and forth, as on an arcade track. Participates buy a “round” of darts ($5)  to shoot at targets.


Your invitation entitles you to have Tea in the Turf Club.  There is limited seating for this event.

The menu typically includes 4 types of tea, cookies, lemon cakes, and fresh fruit.

We will also have  snacks and refreshments for $2 each.