Derby Event Benefits Children's Hospital
Media Contact: Mary Margaret Colliver, 859-361-1887
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 15, 2008) - The 2008 Kentucky Derby Handicapping Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. April 29, at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike in Lexington. Renowned thoroughbred analyst Bob Neumeier will present a seminar on handicapping. All proceeds benefit UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The event is sponsored by Wachovia Securities, Liquor Barn and Spindletop Hall.
Neumeier provides expert handicapping insight for NBC's coverage of both Visa Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships broadcasts, including the Eclipse Award winning telecasts of the 1996 and 2001 Breeders' Cup and the 2002 Preakness Stakes. He has served as an analyst for NBC's annual coverage of the Breeders' Cup since 1990 and the Visa Triple Crown series since 2001. An avid Thoroughbred handicapper, Neumeier has won numerous awards.
The event will help you and your guests prepare for the Kentucky Derby," said Mark Slover, director of major gifts and development, Kentucky Children's Hospital. "We hope you can join us for a terrific evening of food, cocktails and Derby prognostication to benefit the Kentucky Children's Hospital."
Kentucky Children's Hospital works to improve the lives and health of children and to provide a more optimistic future for their families. More than 70 pediatric specialists, 300 pediatric nurses and an impressive number of respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers, pharmacists and child-life specialists are dedicated to caring for children. Each year, Kentucky Children's Hospital admits more than 6,000 children and serves another 60,000 through emergency care, clinics and outreach programs.
Tables for eight are $1,500; individual tickets are $200. For reservations, call Jana McGuire at 859-255-2777. For more information about Kentucky Children's Hospital, call Loralyn Cecil at 859-257-1106.