What Is Derby Day?



Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando. Each year, about 450 of the 1,700 families that stay with Ronald McDonald House to be close to their critically ill children are Brevard County residents.

Crosswinds Youth Services creates opportunities for young people to succeed. Crosswinds provides an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youths, along with additional services like educational, vocational, and recreational services designed to strengthen skills and individual, group, and family counseling.

Hidden Acres Thoroughbred Rescue (HART) is a foster facility for retiring OTTBs (Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds), many of which sometimes face lonely, unproductive, or even unthinkable lives after retiring from racing. HART also provides opportunities for area youth to learn more about equestrian pursuits.

Event Details

  • Live charity horse racing
  • Charity wagering on live races and Kentucky Derby
  • Live stream feed of Kentucky Derby
  • Climate-controlled tent
  • Live Band
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Dinner
  • Cash Bar serving Beer, Wine, Liquor, and Festive Mint Juleps
  • Business networking
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Wheelbarrow of Cheer Raffle (Two chances to win!)


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You do NOT have to be present to win. Please sign up now and support our beneficiaries, even if you cannot attend.

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Space Coast Derby Day Venue

Space Coast Derby Day

Wickham Park Equestrian
Track 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935
Wickham Park Equestrian Track - 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935

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