Saturday, July 21, 2018

Watch our 2018 teaser here.


In 2018, the Deighton Cup is excited to return the grand connection of the Marquee and Concourse, once again opening up the entire area as one complete VIP experience. Attendees will have full inclusive access to traditional areas hosted by The Deighton Cup in year’s past including the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, picnic area, cigar lounge & champagne stage.


Cocktail Jockey
Mixology Competition

Respected, enjoyed and anticipated by both drink professionals and enthusiasts. This year - the 6th annual mixology competition promises more unique takes on classic derby cocktails than ever before. The Boothby Julep Trophy is again up for grabs! As per usual, style, flavour and ingredients are championed by a panel of esteemed judges. Previously held on the Deighton Cup weekend - in 2018, Cocktail Jockey is partnering up with the Starting Gate to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with tantalizing libations and talent on May 5th.

Style Stakes

As one of the most fashionable events of the summer, The Deighton Cup is about stepping up your style game. Each year, the attendees vying for the Style Stakes push the fashion envelope in dressing to impress.

The Style Stakes Best-Dressed Awards will announce the best-dressed woman and man at The Deighton Cup.

Deighton Cup 2018 Lunch

In 2018, a greater selection of for-purchase lunch options at time of ticket purchase will include offerings by Earls Restaurant, Dixie's BBQ and others.


The Starting Gate

Join us for this year's Deighton Cup preview party on Saturday, May 5th! In addition to showing the running of the Kentucky Derby and fraternizing with our fashionable friends, this year the Starting Gate is home to the 6th Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition. Flutter your slips, sip luscious libations, and watch us crown the winner of the Boothy Julep trophy!

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