Other than Kentucky, the Portofino Derby Classic is the only place to be to celebrate the Derby! Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Portofino Equestrian Center outside of Raleigh, NC for eastern North Carolina's biggest Derby party.

Net proceeds will benefit cancer patients through the Johnston Health Foundation's Angel Fund.

The fun-filled afternoon will have something for everyone. Sip a mint julep and cheer for the best-dressed in the ladies' hat contest and the men's and children's derby outfit contests. Get excited about the main event as you watch the live horse races, as well as other attractions like dressage. Sit back and enjoy music and refreshments with your friends...and of course, cheer on your pick for the live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby!

Note: This event is rain or shine. Your admission fee is a donation and is non-refundable.

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Updated March 17, 2020

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