Ladies, procure your finest Derby hat and spring dresses. Gentlemen, get your seersucker suits pressed and your hats boxed. It is time to cheer on the ponies at the 5th Annual Royale Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 1st. We have a contest for best male and female hat as well as best dressed race jockey. Proper Derby dress code will be enforced.

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be performing the ragtime jump blues on the courtyard. Mint Juleps and featured cocktails will be available at an additional satellite bar in order to keep the cheer flowing and the Royale BBQ grill will debut to quell the peckish.

Young grade school scholars Ben and Molly Stein will be selling 50/50 chances on horses benefiting the Cabrini school.

A limited number of advance $5 tickets will be available on April 22nd at the Royale, and there will be allotted tickets available on the day of the race.

The party starts at 2pm with music starting at 3:30. Post time at 5:04.