5th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala: Cinco de Derby!


May 5

Join us for Cotuit’s annual Run for the Roses!  Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style!

We’ll have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, surprise events and of course, mint juleps!  The race will be broadcast live on our high definition 26 foot movie screen, so plan to join us a cheer your horse and jockey. This year, the event falls on Cinco de Mayo, prompting a fun “mash-up” of the two celebrations.

This event will sell out, so please pre-order your tickets in advance to ensure that you get into the hottest Cinco de Derby party on the Cape!



The fifth year of this annual event at the Center promises to be something special.  
Admission is only $20 and kids under 12 are admitted free.

There will be four opportunities for betting, with the house taking 50% on everything (It is a fundraiser, after all!) and with opportunities to win some serious cash!

Betting opportunities

There will be two raffles ($5 and $10). Participants will buy a sealed envelope with the name of a Derby horse inside. After the race, those with winning envelopes will share 50 percent of the total bet for that raffle.

Bets for the First-Second-Third betting pool are $5. Half of each of the three winning pools will be split among the winners. In the Horse Auction, each of the Derby horses will be “auctioned off” in a silent auction. The high bidder on the winning horse takes home half the total bet.

Don’t worry, we’ll have lots of representatives to explain all the rules and odds at the event!



Event timeline

3:30     Arrivals and Photos with horses
            Light snacks are served and cash bar is open

4:15     Hat Parade and Contest

5:15     "Hot to Trot" Race
             Horse Silent Auction

6:25     DERBY

6:30     Dessert
            Winner's Circle
            Hat Awards
            "Hot to Trot" winner announced

6:40     Payout window opens

Get some inspiration for our hat contest here

See photos from last year's Derby Gala here

Visit the official Kentucky Derby website here


Kentucky Derby Gala
Saturday, May 5, from 3:30pm to 7pm
Tickets $20 // Children under 12 are free