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Event Details

The Kessler Derby takes place annually at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, one of the premier entertainment destinations in North Texas.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Lone Star Park
Alysheba Ballroom

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Enjoy Lone Star Park’s upscale atmosphere from the terrace while you browse our exciting silent auction items and then enjoy dinner, drinks and live auction. Laugh, converse and practice your horse picking skills with friends and perhaps, make new ones while supporting a school that has become such a cornerstone of our community.

Be a part of North Oak Cliff’s tomorrow – support The Kessler School today!

Schedule of Events

6:00 p.m. Event & Silent Auction
6:00-6:45 p.m. Champagne toast
6:35 p.m. Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing
7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner Opens
(Wine included with dinner and a Cash Bar)
7:15.p.m. Raffle
7:30 p.m. Welcome, Live Auction Begins
9:15 p.m. Silent Auction “A” Closes
9:30 p.m. Silent Auction “B” Closes
9:45 p.m. Silent Auction “C” Closes
10:30 p.m. Auction Check-Out
11:00 p.m. Derby Event Ends

What to Wear

Cocktail Attire

Where to Park

Park with the valet at Gate #5. Valet tickets can be pre-purchased with your ticket package otherwise, self-park will be available as well.

When You Arrive

Once you enter through Gate 5 you will see a Derby check in table. You will not get actual tickets, instead, your name will be on a list at the check-in desk. Proceed up the escalators inside the building to the Alysheba Room.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at The Derby!


We’ll See You There, Rain or Shine!

Races go on in the pouring rain – they’re only called off if lightning is around. If we have lightning and the races are called off, we GO ON with even more gusto!

All proceeds benefit the programs and children of The Kessler School, a 501(c)3 organization.