Kentucky Derby Party to benefit LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
ROUGE The Companions of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
invite all horse enthusiasts to the fourth annual Kentucky Derby
Party on Saturday, May 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Country Club of
Proceeds from the event will benefit the new Equine Intensive Care
Unit at the veterinary school.
Celebrating the 129th Run for the Roses, guests will
enjoy an afternoon of Kentucky Derby activities and cuisine while
visiting Churchill Downs Louisiana-style. In addition
to watching the race, a ladies hat competition and a mens
tie contest are planned. Tickets will be offered for individuals
wanting to bet on their favorite horse or horses. A
silent auction will also be held during the afternoon.
is a great time to share in the fun of the Kentucky Derby right
here in Baton Rouge, and we encourage anyone with an interest in
the race to come out and enjoy the food, fun and entertainment,
said Dr. Rustin M. Moore, a professor and equine surgeon at the
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and director of the schools
Equine Health Studies Program.
Reservations for the party include the traditional Derby cuisine
of burgoo stew, cheese grits, biscuits, Kentucky Derby pie and mint
juleps. Guests will also receive a 2003 Kentucky Derby commemorative
mint julep glass.
Proceeds from the party will benefit expansion of the Equine Intensive
Care Unit in the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinics. The
project will expand and update the current two-stall facility to
a 10-stall facility for better treatment of critically ill and injured
horses admitted to the veterinary schools equine clinic.
The Kentucky Derby Party will be held at the Country Club of Louisiana
Clubhouse in Baton Rouge. Reservations are $60 per person and can
be made by calling Dr. Rebecca Adcock, LSU School of Veterinary
Medicine, at (225) 578-9900 or by visiting the schools web
site at www.vetmed.lsu.edu.