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Women's Council

Bellarmine University Day at the Races

The Women’s Council invites you to attend its second annual Bellarmine University “Day at the Races” at Churchill Downs on Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 11:30 a.m. This year’s event will be held in Churchill Downs’ newest venue, The Starting Gate Suites, which allows access to suites for track viewing. The suites have balcony seating overlooking the quarter pole on the track. Behind the suites are table dining areas and bars with floor-to-ceiling windows looking toward downtown Louisville. A silent auction will be ongoing throughout the day featuring many different baskets, unique event packages and one of a kind items. Bidding on these items is expected to be competitive and spirited.

In our private room, there will be a Chef's Buffet Table, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a cash bar. Tickets for seating are $60 per person. Corporate sponsorships are $1,500 and include a table for eight guests, plus recognition in the event brochure and signage. The daily racing form is included in the ticket purchase for your betting pleasure at the private wagering booth located in the Starting Gate Suites for our use.

Contact Sandy Byrd at 502.523.8126 or to purchase tickets.

If you would like to donate an item to the auction, please contact Pat Ballard at 502.459.5785 or by email at

All proceeds from this event benefit Bellarmine University students.

We look forward to seeing you.