kentucky derby

Derby Day 2013

You don't have to be in Kentucky to get lucky! Join us for our Derby Day 2013 celebration on Saturday, May 4th, featuring:

  • Big hat contest
  • $5 Mint Juleps
  • $5 Pimm's Cups
  • $5 Stella Artois
  • $15 bourbon flights
  • BBQ smoked brisket, beans, and hotlinks cookout


You'll also be able to buy raffle tickets good for pledges on the winning horse. For the horses come in first, second and third, we'll pull the tickets from their buckets to select the prize winners! Sacramento raffle ticket sales will benefit the Firefighters' Burn Institute and Davis raffle ticket sales will benefit the Firefighters' Turkey Drive.

Come watch the "best two minutes in sports" LIVE at de Vere's Irish Pub! Festivities start at 2pm.


Kentucky Derby Hat Contest

For the past three year's we've brought a bit of Churchill Downs to de Vere's with an annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest! This year, the stakes are high--the winners of the contest (judged by local fashion experts) will go home with our best prizes yet:

1st: $75 de Vere's gift card

2nd: $50 de Vere's gift card

3rd: $25 de Vere's gift card

Derby Day is Saturday, May 5th. Be sure to show up well before the race starts (which is 2pm). The judging should start around 12:30pm and the winners will be announced before 2pm.

For inspiration, check out the images below. May the best hat win!


From de Vere's...



From the Derby...