It’s Time To
It’s that time of year again. The Annual Night for the Arts Fundraising Gala is almost here, and we’re ready to bolt out of the gate with excitement!
You can buy your tickets online here or stop in at the Center to pick them up.
$75 Individual Tickets
$25 Dance Only Tickets
Corporate Table and Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Call Hutchinson Center for the Arts for more information 320-587-7278.
Brush Up Your Derby Talk
All Out – A horse who is trying to the best of his ability.
ART – Artificial Turf.
Favorite – The most popular horse in a race, which is quoted at the lowest odds because it is deemed to have the best chance of winning the race.
Fence – The inside fence is the inside running rail around the race track, while the outside fence is the outside running rail.
Front Runner – A horse whose running style is to attempt to get on or near the lead at the start of the race and stay there as long as possible.
Garland of Roses – A garland of more than 400 red roses is sewn into a green satin backing with the seal of the Commonwealth on one end and the Twin Spires and number of the race’s current renewal on the other. A single rose pointing upward in the center of the garland symbolizes the struggle and heart necessary to reach the Derby Winner’s Circle.
Hands Down – To win something hands down means to win it easily. It comes from the practice of horse racing jockeys loosening the reins when it seemed certain that they would win. – more here
In The Money – Describes the horses in a race that finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd (and sometimes 4th) or the horses on which money will be paid to bettors, depending on the place terms.
Leader Board – a scoreboard showing the names and current scores of the leading competitors
Mint Julep – the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.
Photo Finish – A photo is automatically taken as the horses pass the winning line and when the race is too close to be judged the photo is used to determine the order of finish.
Run For Your Money – Means to give them a challenge. The term originated in horse racing around 1839 with the meaning “to have a successful race from a horse one has backed, especially when that horse appeared likely to be scratched.” – more here
Stewards – The group of people who control the day’s racing by ensuring that every runner competes on its merits and imposing penalties for any breach of the rules of racing.
Sure Thing – A horse which a punter or tipster believes is unbeatable in a race.
Trifecta – A wager picking the first three finishers in exact order.
Winner’s Circle – A Derby tradition! From 1875–1929, the Kentucky Derby winner would stand on the racetrack in a circled area drawn out in chalk dust, leading to the phrase “winner’s circle.”