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Derby Days

| May 16, 2016 | Parties

Shepherd Center’s annual Derby Day celebrated its third year at Chastain Horse Park in Atlanta on May 7. More than 1,100 guests enjoyed a big-screen broadcast of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. As soon as the gates opened at 2 p.m., guests flowed in to the horse rink dressed in their race-day best seersucker suits, spring dresses and hats.

Sponsors were treated to their own Trophy Room experience with exclusive access to Chastain Horse Park’s Clubhouse. Patrons and guests enjoyed the culinary delights of tenderloin, pulled pork barbecue, delicious desserts and mint juleps provided by Avenue Catering. Just after 6 p.m., the crowd gathered near the stage and big screens to cheer for their favorite horses.

Just after Nyquist won the race, the live auctioneers, Robert Ahlers and Jason Brooks, drew the winning name for a luxurious staycation in Buckhead, and then mastered the mic as the emcees for the live auction. The silent and live auctions offered something for everyone with a custom suit, a catered private dinner, and getaways near and far. The day was truly filled with food, fun and fast horses!

Photography by Kimberly Evans


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