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Schedule of Events


If you have purchased a VIP ticket or table, please plan to arrive early for the VIP Party which will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the WHFV Lounge. You can look forward to:


  • A Meet and Greet with the Co-Founders and Staff from WHFV

  • Meet Frank Boal, Retired Sports Anchor and our MC for the event

  • Appetizers from Nick and Jake’s 

  • Cooking demonstration by Chef Jim  

  • Drinks in the Tito’s Airstream

  • Music by Drew Six

  • Tours of the WHFV farm and facilities

  • Meet the Horses

  • Early viewing of the Silent and Live Auction items

  • One complimentary entry into a drawing to win a Private Dinner for 12 at WHFV with Executive Chef Jim Tinkham

  • Early chances at our Derby 50/50 contest and Chipping Contest


All guests should plan to be at the War Horses For Veterans property by 5 p.m. The Derby Party will officially begin then! You don’t want to miss any of the fun! Check-in will begin at 4:30 p.m. though so plan to arrive early.

5 p.m. 

  • Guests checked in and receive bid cards and name tags

  • Complimentary photo taken by WHFV Photographer, Jay Williams 

of Great White Oak Media

  • Bars open! Mint Juleps are being served as well as Old Fashions, Signature Tito’s drinks, white wine and beer

  • Appetizers

  • Cigar Lounge is open on the North side of the Arena outdoors

  • Purchase a chances to win a Private Dinner for 12 at WHFV with Executive Chef Jim Tinkham*

  • Chipping Contest to win a Tito’s Golf Bag and Putter*

  • Buy Chances for the 50/50 Kentucky Derby Contest*

  • Meet the WHFV Horses

  • Shop the Silent Auction (link goes here)

5:45 p.m.  

  • Welcome by Frank Boal

  • National Anthem       

5:57 p.m. 

  • Kentucky Derby

6 p.m. 

  • Winner of the 50/50 Kentucky Derby Contest announced

  • Dinner Buffet is Open from 6-7 p.m.

*Dinner Menu: Carved Ham with Bourbon Sauce, Roast Beef for Sliders, Hawaiian Rolls and Cheddar Biscuits, Southwest Chopped Salad and Pear Pecan Salad, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans with pecans

6:30 p.m. 

  • Chip Off for the Chipping Contest

7 p.m.

  • Winner drawn for the Private Dinner at WHFV with Chef Jim Tinkham

  • WHFV Program

  • Live Auction

  • Fund-A-Need

8:30-10 p.m.

  • Silent Auction closes at 8:30 p.m.

  • Music and Dancing by Drew Six

  • Desserts by CREATED

  • Coffee in the WHFV Lounge

  • Collect your Auction items if you are a winner!

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