A Day at the Races

Derby Day for web page

Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 3 to 6 pm
Front Lawn of the Historic Turner Mansion
In Advance: $60 per individual | $110 per couple
Day of Event: $65 per individual | $120 per couple
Registration open to the public!

lease note that tickets will no longer be available online after Wednesday, May 4. If you'd like to purchase tickets after this date, please call Chelsea at 432.683.2882 x 304. 

Join us for the 142nd Run for the Roses and the greatest two minutes in sports! Ladies, wear your biggest hats and gentlemen, don your bow ties as we celebrate Derby Day in Midland.

The Museum of the Southwest will host its inaugural Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser and garden party to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s latest exhibition in the newly-designed Turner Legacy Galleries. This exhibition highlights the family’s two Kentucky Derbywinning horses, Tomy Lee (1959) and Alysheba (1987), and displays their prized Kentucky Derby trophies.

Have a Mint Julep—or “Mint Juliette”—with your friends and play lawn games on the front lawn of the historic Turner Mansion. Wear your biggest Derby hats or best derby day garb for our contests and don’t forget to get your picture taken with one of our equestrian friends.

2 pm | Private Tour of new Turner Legacy Galleries for Triple Crown and Winner’s Circle sponsors

3 pm | Buffet, open bar, live horse photo op and lawn games

4:15 pm | Toast a glass of champagne and take part in “The World’s Largest Champagne Toast”

4:30 pm | Derby hat (ladies) and best-dressed (gentlemen) contests

Tickets may be purchased HERE or by calling the Museum’s marketing director at 432.683.2882 x 304.

Tables and corporate sponsorships are also available. Contact Development Director Audrie Palmer at 432.683.2882 x 303 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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