On Saturday, August 6th, 2011 this premium event will be held for the 3rd time at The Marquee, Hastings Park. Doors open at noon and the first race (post time) is at 1:40pm. Tickets and more information are available at www.attheraces.ca
Thoroughbred: A Day at the Races caters to the urban professional who knows dressing up is half the fun! It’s one of Vancouver’s premier entertainment events hosted by Tyson Villeneuve and Jordan Kallman of The Social Concierge, and Dax Droski of The Adelphia Group. “The inspiration for this event comes from an amalgam between the infamous Kentucky Derby with a splendid summer gathering in the Hamptons. People of all ages get together for great old fashioned entertainment, society flair and to see what everyone else is wearing. It’s always such a great time with a beautiful crowd of like-minded individuals who are tired of the same old thing in Vancouver and want to make an effort to get all dolled up.” – Jordan Kallman
The question on everyone’s lips is “what to wear?” Bring your hats, equestrian-themed pashmina afghans, best cufflinks and of course ascots for the gentlemen! No hat is too large, flowered or feathered for the sport of kings! For the past 2 years this event has had one of the most outwardly beautiful crowds of well-dressed individuals. More important than its outward appearance, Thoroughbred boasts one of the warmest, friendliest and down to earth groups of urban professionals Vancouver has to offer with over 600 people in attendance.
Showcasing live Jazz by Company B with DJ Johnny Jover spinning a selection of jazzy house and jazz remixes. Complementing the smooth music are the finest classic and craft cocktails, premium brew and who could forget, the bubbles! All bespoke cocktail recipes created by award-winning Vancouver celebrity mixologist Lauren Mote and served with a smile. Premiere catering service from Cocktails & Canapés will provide tasty bites certain to delight. We even have Vintage Carnival style popcorn with a gourmet twist!
Thoroughbred 2011 is proud to introduce: The Woodford Reserve Julep $100 Charity Cocktail – Exotic ingredients and avant-garde concepts collide as Lauren Mote creates her take on a traditional mint julep. Only one hundred available! 100% of proceeds will go to Face of Today, a public foundation assisting under privileged youth in achieving their potential via arts and community outreach programs. Face of Today has selected Street to Home as the benefiting charity for all proceeds from the Woodford Reserve Julep $100 Charity Cocktail at Thoroughbred 2011: A Day at the Races. For more information please visit www.faceoftoday.ca, www.streetohome.org and www.laurenmote.com
As if all of this isn’t enough to entertain and please, there is more! Bourbon Bar: sample an array of Bourbons while learning about this magnificent spirit. Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, Gentleman Jack, and Jack Daniels Single Barrel will be served in a RIEDEL glass specifically designed for this spirit. Cigar Shop: purveying an array of smokes of superior quality and repute, Cigar Connoisseurs will be onsite to educate guests on the world of cigars. www.cigarconnoisseurs.com. Milano Espresso Bar: award-winning Milano Coffee will be serving up complimentary shots of what is arguably the finest espresso in the country. www.milanocoffee.ca.
Your $50 ticket to Thoroughbred 2011: A Day at the Races includes: entry to Thoroughbred 2011: A Day at the Races, a complimentary cocktail upon arrival, complimentary canapés courtesy of Cocktails & Canapés, and the potential to win a $1000 BCBGMAXAZRIA gift certificate door prize. To purchase tickets please visit us online at www.attheraces.ca
A special thank you to the Thoroughbred 2011 Title Sponsor Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Presenting Media Partner, Vancouver View Magazine, Presenting Sponsors, Heineken, Playboy Energy Drink, Lonsdale Events, Hastings Racecourse, BCBGMAXAZRIA, and Charity Partner Face of Today.
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