Austin, TX (04/03/19) — Watch The Official Kentucky Derby at the largest viewing party in Texas, The Victory Cup Polo Match on Saturday, May 4th! The Victory Cup returns to Austin, TX this year with an exciting new addition, hot air balloons! Dust off the lucky hats, pastel dresses and seersucker suits, and bring the kids and dogs for a day of fun at The Victory Cup Derby Day Polo Match and Hot Air Balloon Festival.
The best way to experience the Kentucky Derby, without being at the Derby! You will be on the field, with the horses and players and have an amazing excuse to get dressed up and enjoy some awesome spring weather. Not just about the Derby, get ready to enjoy a wide range of phenomenal food from dozens of Austin Chefs in the Victory Cup Tasting Tent and sip delicious Derby cocktails from dozens of local and national brands.
Newly added this year, about a dozen hot air balloons will join the Victory Cup on Friday evening (May 3rd) and then again Saturday morning and evening (May 4th). The balloons will inflate on site, host an evening hot air balloon “glow” and will also be offering guests tethered rides. A tethered hot air balloon ride gives attendees a taste of ballooning while anchored down to the ground and never leaving the venue.
Get ready to cheer on several live polo matches leading up to a live broadcast of the “the most exciting two minutes in sports” — The Kentucky Derby on a huge LED jumbotron screen on the polo field.
The Victory Cup is being presented by Hi Tech Motorcars. Other sponsors include: Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, vineyard vines,Whispering Angel Rosé, Icon Aircraft, DJNR Web Design, Arthur J. Gallagher, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Truly Hard Seltzer, Real Green Lawn Care, Charles Heidsieck Champagne and Springhill Suites by Marriott, among others.
Come relaxed or dressed to the nines, this is a kid friendly and pet friendly event. There will be a friendly Best Dressed Man and Woman Competition and Victory Cup attendees are encouraged to get dressed up to enjoy a gorgeous spring afternoon. Guests will enjoy taking in the majesty of the horses, the thrill of heart pounding polo and weather permitting beautiful hot air balloons.
Additionally, there will be a Golden Mallet Tent and an exclusive Founder’s Lounge VIP Area for guests who want to enjoy a more refined experience while they mix and mingle with premier event sponsors and partners and even the polo players themselves.
The Victory Cup will be hosted on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at: Victory Cheval Polo Club located at: 13628 Gregg Manor Rd, Manor, TX 78653. Tickets and sponsorships now on available and can be purchased at: victorycup.org/derbyday.