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Guys – Saturday’s ‘Hats On For Highline’ Will Include The Sport Of Kings

Along with all the hats that will be worn during this Saturday’s ‘Hats On For Highline’ event at Emerald Downs, there will actually be the ‘Sport of Kings,’ in the form of what some call the “most exciting two minutes in sports” – the Kentucky Derby!

It’s also a great Mother’s Day gift – what says “I love ya Mom” better than a day at the races?

This event is a fundraiser for the Highline Medical Center Foundation [1], with gates opening at 11:30am. The fun starts at Noon with a buffet lunch, followed by live horse racing at 1pm, and the big Kentucky Derby at 3pm.

In additon, a Silent Auction ends at 1:30pm, and Hat Contest winners will be announced at 2:30pm.

As with any horse race, there will be betting. As with any betting games, there will be winners and there will be losers. Which will you be?

Tickets are $60 per person, and includes admission to Emerald Downs, seating in a a private VIP trackside tent, lunch, parking, program racing form and tip sheet. A table for eight is $600, which includes all of the above for eight guests as well as name/signage recognition. Learn more by downloading the invitation here [2] (PDF file).

The B-Town Blog’s own Scott Schaefer will be serving as MC, and he’s promised to try to wear as many silly hats as he can find (or that Readers donate or loan to him – email him [3] if you’ve got one!) during the event, which is a fundraiser for the Highline Medical Center Foundation [1].

Just be aware that there are a limited number of tickets left, so be sure to order yours now by calling 206-901-8500 or emailing [email protected] [4].

Here are some videos that may inspire the sports bettor in each of us:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM1k6N6OvSY [5]

1973 derby come-from-behind record-setting win by Secretariat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyqllleV6WA [6]

1977 win by Seattle Slew:

Historic 1938 Seabiscuit vs War Admiral match race:

And just for fun, some humorous race calls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74pUaRQUzi8 [7]

The lineup for the 2011 derby has been announced – which horse do YOU think will win?:

Uncle Mo

Owner:  Repole Stable
Jockey:  John Velazquez
Trainer:  Todd Pletcher

Dialed In

Owner:  Robert LaPenta
Jockey:  Julien Leparoux
Trainer:  Nick ZitoPros

Comma to the Top

Owners:  Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Kevin Tsujihara
Jockey:  Corey Nakatani
Trainer:  Peter Miller

Pants on Fire

Owners: George and Lori Hall
Jockey: Anna Napravnik
Trainer: Kelly BreenPros

JP’s Gusto

Owner:  Gem, Inc.
Jockey:  Joe Talamo
Trainer:  Joe Petalino


Owner:  Harvey Clarke & W Craig Robertson III
Jockey:  Alan Garcia
Trainer:  Kiaran McLaughlinPros

Mucho Macho Man

Owners:  Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Dream Team Racing Stable
Jockey:  Rajiv Maragh
Trainer:  Kathy Ritvo

Decisive Moment

Owner:  Just for Fun Stables (Ruben Sierra)
Jockey:  Kerwin Clark
Trainer:  Juan Arias

Animal Kingdom

Owner:  Team Valor International
Jockey:  Alan Garcia
Trainer:  H. Graham Motion

The Factor

Owners:  Fog City Stable & George Bolton
Jockey:  Martin Garcia
Trainer:  Bob Baffert

Stay Thirsty

Owner:  Repole Stable
Jockey:  Ramon Dominguez
Trainer:  Todd Pletcher


Owner:  Tom Walters
Jockey:  Shaun Bridgmohan
Trainer:  Eddie Kenneally

Watch Me Go

Owner:  Gilbert Campbell
Jockey:  Luis Garcia
Trainer:  Kathleen O’ Connell

Anthony’s Cross

Owner:  A D K Racing
Jockey:  Joel Rosario
Trainer:  Eoin Harty


Owner:  WinStar Farm LLC.
Jockey:  Ramon Dominguez
Trainer:  Todd Pletcher

The 2011 Hats On For Highline is sponsored by Merchants Credit Association, along with:

If you’re a local business leader interested in Sponsoring this fundraiser, please contact Nikki Huang ASAP at 206-901-8508 or email [email protected] [8].

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