White Owl Derby Party...

Sat, May 6, 2017 at 10am

This event has passed.

Back for the 143rd Run for the Roses LIVE from Churchill Downs. The most exciting 2 minutes in sports at White Owl Social Club.

Show up for the complimentary breakfast and mimosas. Stay for the mint juleps, live band and horse auction.

A racing tradition born in 1875, long before victorian fashion would be mocked by steampunk posers, America bore a racing legacy second to none. The Kentucky Derby. Twas’ a newly united land in a transformative time. It was then that American thoroughbreds taught this country to trot proudly. To run full speed. To never look back. To be, maybe, too bold.

It is in this tradition that we will join them. With reckless abandon, we will party ALL day, for honor, for patriotism and for the love of whiskey. And we will look good doing it. Find that perfect derby dress. Pick your mom’s prized flowers to adorn your oversized hats. Stuff those oversized bodies into your undersized sear-sucker.

Rain or shine, come Derby Day, spring will have sprung, even if only briefly. We will be there to carpe this diem!

The day starts early with a complimentary mimosa-brunch and carries on until dusk. Should you have the stamina, we will run a calcutta horse auction where each pony is awarded to the highest bidder. All wagered tenure is awarded 100% back to winners, the way it always should be.

Grab this one by the reins, jockeys! We’ve sold out the last two year’s running.

Special thanks to our sponsors Beam Suntory, Breakside Brewery and Stella Artois.


Event schedule:

10:00am: doors open

  • Complimentary brunch and mimosas

  • Beer Pong tournament registration

11:30am - Beer Water Pong Tournament by Stella Artois

  • 16 teams ⎮ single elimination ⎮ 8 minute games

  • Cigar bar opens courtesy of Broadway Cigars (or other cigar sponsor)

  • Band goes LIVE - Kinky Brothers

12:00pm - Live band and host Aaron Ross

  • Party updates & announcements

  • Photo Booth opens

1:00pm - Pre-race coverage begins

  • Hat competition & best dressed announcements

  • Beer Pong tournament ends ⎮ winner announced

2:00pm - Calcutta auction begins

  • 20 horses total ⎮ highest bidder

  • 1st place takes 55% of the purse ⎮ 2nd 25% ⎮ 3rd 15%

3:27pm - Best 2 minutes in Sports

  • Race winners announced

  • Dance Party commences

4:00pm - Post Race Celebrations

6:00pm - Party's over

  • Take a LYFT

  • Use promo code

Until Derby Day,


White Owl Social Club

1305 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR