Every year, the Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Committee works very hard to provide a wonderful “Holiday Event” for the Borough of Downingtown.  This event is made possible by the sponsorship of many of our local neighbors and businesses.  However, the funds that we bring in during our Fall fundraising campaign does not allow for the parade and celebration to grow. So we have decided that the proceeds from “Nite at the Races” would be the perfect way to raise that extra money.

Place & time:                                          St. Anthony’s Lodge

259 Church Street, Downingtown, PA

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Horseracing will start immediately following the actual Kentucky Derby

We will televise the real “Kentucky Derby” live from a TV for those interested!

Buy Horses & Beef & Beer Tickets: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM and return with payment by Wednesday, April 22nd.  Beef & Beer tickets –Tickets are $25.00 for the event which includes a “Beef & Beer” & sodas.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $30.00.  Your tickets will be mailed to you or if it gets too close to the deadline for purchasing tickets, they will be held at the door for you.   

Buying Horses – You can purchase a horse or horses for $10.00 each.  Name your horse and stable.  If your horse wins the race it is entered in, you will win $50.00!  You do not have to attend the event to buy a horse.  If you win, we will see that you get your winnings.   

Advertising in the Program Booklet: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM - Buy a full page, ½ page or business card size ad that will be in the Program Booklet that will be handed out to everyone that comes to the event.   

Raffle Donations: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM if you would like to donate either a gift card from your business or an item from your business that we will raffle off at the event.  Someone from our committee would be more than happy to stop by and pick up your donation. You will be listed on our “Raffle Donation” page in the program.  

50/50’s & Raffles:A 50/50 will be held along with several raffles donated by area businesses.  Door prizes too!


“Kentucky Derby Bonnet” contest!!!

The lady with the fanciest homemadebonnet will have some money bestowed upon it

So ladies, wear that fanciest bonnet you can make, and you may be lucky to go home with a little extra cash!

“Kentucky Derby Bowtie” contest!!!

The man with the fanciest bowtie will win a Kentucky Derby Pie!!  So men, wear that fancy bowtie and a homemade pie may be yours!! 

“Kentucky Derby Best Dressed Couple contest!!!

The best dressed couple will win a gift certificate for dinner!!

Reminder:  Deadline for Beef & Beer tickets, purchasing horses,

advertising & raffle donations is Wednesday, April 22nd!!!