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The Denver Mini Derby


Stanley Marketplace

May 4th 2019 during the Kentucky Derby

1 - 6 pm

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The Denver Mini Derby


Stanley Marketplace

May 4th 2019 during the Kentucky Derby

1 - 6 pm

 
 

A Kentucky Derby Viewing Party with a Twist...

Come take part in the most fun Kentucky Derby Day event anywhere! As seen on 5280, Thrillist and more! Right after we watch the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby, we will have our own "mini race" and showing of our adorable mini horses trotting around on site in a charity *race*! We have the biggest screens, a great LIVE band and DJ, OPEN BAR, tons of great food options, Best Derby hat contests, BBQ, a Corgi Race and an atmosphere like no other! You simply can't miss this amazing event at Stanley Marketplace. Break out your most over the top hat, your brightest pastel pants and we will see you there. 

 
 
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Miniature Horses


Miniature Horses


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Derby Hats


+ Mini Horses, BBQ from Rolling Smoke, a Corgi race and so much more!

Derby Hats


+ Mini Horses, BBQ from Rolling Smoke, a Corgi race and so much more!

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full open bar


full open bar


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Charities Involved


Charities Involved


Minds Matter of Denver

Minds Matter of Denver is committed to making college education a reality for accomplished high school students from low-income environments since we first opened our doors in 2004. Students are paired with two adult mentors and spend time during weekly after-school sessions working on summer and college applications, standardized test preparation, community service efforts, writing and speaking skills, and other life skills that benefit the student academically and personally. This year, more than 180 volunteers from the Denver area will team up to support 60 students from five area schools! The organizers of Mini Derby are also mentoring an incredibly talented 11th grade mentee named Lina who attended last year's Harvard University Summer Program for 7 weeks and earned college credit! How incredible it that?!

NEXT STEP HORSE RESCUE

Next Step Horse Rescue has been in operation since 2008 when they took in their first horse, Kentucky. The founders just simply couldn’t handle seeing a skinny horse a few stalls down from them. Next Step Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing a sanctuary for abused, neglected and unwanted horses, and dedicated to educating horse owners and potential horse owners about horse care and management.

Next Step Horse Rescue Goal: We promise to help every horse that comes into our program whether it be from physical abuse, neglect, or behavior problems due to abuse. We are committed to rehabilitate or re-train all horses and find them approved, qualified homes through our intense adoption program.

 

*Horse racing is undoubtedly cruel, the Mini Derby does not promote or endorse horse racing but rather an enjoyable day out with friends in fancy attire. The Kentucky Derby could stop completely and we would still throw a big party with bigger hats and our four legged friends. In fact, we would be glad if it did.*