Hats and Horses Inform "Run for the Roses" at Edward King House


Ann Gardella, Ann Sweeney & Lalee Stevens

The hat was that at the 2016 Kentucky Derby "Run for the Roses" at Newport's Edward King House.

Caparisoned ladies outnumbered others, as the countdown to the fabled race began, and graceful conversations took place.

This year, no live  horses or ponies were on hand, but the music of  "Half Step Down"  was infectious, and the food was scrumptious.

The "Sweet Shop"

The silent auction table

Guests drifted in to the television room as the announcers discussed the upcoming race—always so brief!  There was an impressive array of raffle and silent auction items, and discreet bidding on the race itself.  The gentlemen discussed horse racing and the Triple Crown  in general.

Dale Clark, Donald Pizinger & Nick Maione


Director of The Edward King House Carmela Geer saw to food and beverages, and was a perfect hostess.


Carmela Geer, Director of The Edward King House, with the roses!

Original founders of the Derby party Barbara Peters and Dr. Tony Regine looked jaunty, as tensions mounted.  The race started, guests rooting for their favorite horses, as Nyquist  took home the blue ribbon.


Seen were Rita Slom, Harry and Deborah Winthrop, Donald Pizinger, Ann Gardella, author Eileen Warburton and her husband, and Ann Sweeney in the fashionable crowd.


On to the next race in the Triple Crown for the horses and riders, with varied outcomes, now history. (note to Nyquist:  you win some, you lose some.)

Ray Chestnut & Deborah Winthrop


Roger & Eileen Warburton

Founders of the "Run for the Roses" event Barbara Peters & Dr. Tony Regine

Ann Sweeney & Lalee Stevens

When will it begin?

-- L.P.


For information on the programs and activities of The Edward King House, go to www.Edwardkinghouse.org

Rita Slom, Maryellen Kane & Anne Collins


Bridget McCaughey & Rashaad Jenkins


Waiting for the race to begin



Ms. Geer announcing winners of the raffle


Discreet bidding on The Kentucky Derby: Drop-a-ticket


The ultimate Derby on a stick


Interviewing owners before the race


They're off!


Just out of the gate




And the winner is....


The Edward King House



The owners of Nyquist were thrilled

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