All proceeds will support the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, a $100,000 training competition on the last weekend of October at Kentucky Horse Park featuring over 500 Thoroughbreds beginning second careers in ten riding sports.
The presenting sponsor of the Hoedown at Hagyard is Boehringer-Ingelheim, producer of many essential equine vaccines and pharmaceuticals. The event is also supported by Patterson Veterinary Supply, Bourbon Lane Stable, Triple Crown Nutrition, and Accuhorsemat.
Celebrity guests include Rosie Napravnik and Joe Sharp, Phillip and Evie Dutton, Graham and Anita Motion, Chris McCarron, Valerie Ashker, and many Rolex riders to be announced. North American Racing Academy will be coaching the party-goers on Equicizers, and a new sport called Equicizer Racing will match Rolex riders against jockeys and exercise riders.
The Hoedown at Hagyard will feature live music by celebrated farrier Steve Norman’s Shades of Grass Band with catering by central Kentucky’s award-winning Red State Barbecue, and an open bar sponsored by Bourbon Lane Stable. Tickets are $50 for adults with a $15 discount for Retired Racehorse Project members ($45 annual dues includes free Makeover tickets and quarterly Off-Track Thoroughbred magazine). A sellout crowd of 400 is expected.
DATE: Saturday, April 30th
LOCATION: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Sport Horse Coverd Arena
4250 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY
(across from the Kentucky Horse Park)
Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets will still be available at the door so come on and join us!
Equicizer Races are on at the Hoedown!
Train like a Jockey, race your friends, win prizes and support RRP!
EQUICIZER ADD-BACK RACE – UNTIL 9PM
Buy a $10 ticket to ride at the check-in table or the betting cart.
Get coached by North American Racing Academy.
Race for 60 seconds. Your strides will be counted and score recorded.
Half of the entry money supports RRP programs. The other half is paid out as follows:
1st place 40%
2nd place 25%
3rd place 15%
4th place 12%
5th place 8%
EQUICIZER CELEBRITY RACE – 8PM
Buy your tickets at the betting cart until 8pm:
$2 per ticket or $20 for fifteen tickets.
Put your ticket(s) into the bucket(s) representing the rider(s) you think will win.
A winning ticket will be drawn after the race from the bucket of the winning rider.
The owner of the winning ticket receives 50% of the total ticket revenue.
The remaining 50% supports RRP programs.
The winning rider receives a $100 RRP store credit
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