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  benefits the LA no-kill animal shelter.  Doors open at 7 PM.  Tickets are $32.46 online for the Derby Only.  We ask for a donation of $20.00 at the door (though you can provide more if you like!) for betting tickets.  All of the betting ticket money goes directly to the LA NoKill Shelter.

Something a little different this year will happen.  The Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club is having their Derby Day in a ballroom on Saturday Night, May 6th, starting at 7 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton in downtown San Diego.   The Derby ends at 9 PM.


The Derby Only  7 PM – 9 PM $32.46

LAPACC may purchase a ticket 2 PM – 11 PM to attend International Olympus Leather,  as there are Pony Play classes in the afternoon 2 PM – 4 PM, The Derby 7 PM – 9 PM, The Leather Contest 9 PM – 11 PM.  $42.95

Attend International Olympus Leather all Saturday $79.67

Tickets MUST be bought in advance.  There are no ticket sales at the door.  Purchase tickets HERE.

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


For everyone, participation in the Derby Games is $32.46.


Everyone coming through th edoor receives 6 tickets.  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. Four winners from each race win  EQUUS all natural handcrafted soap 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


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.

Again:  All Betting Monies and Arcade Game Tickets Monies go directly to the LA NO Kill Shelter.