Polo, Hot Air Balloons, Fashion, Food, Alcohol, Kentucky Derby Viewing, Austin Huns Rugby & More

Austin, TX (04/16/18) — Watch the Official Kentucky Derby in style! The Victory Cup Polo Match, which has been called “The Best Kentucky Derby Party in Texas” returns to Austin, TX on Saturday, May 5th. 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 Polo Match and Kentucky Derby Party in Austin, Texas! Get ready to cheer on several live polo matches leading up to a live broadcast of the “the most exciting 2 minutes in sports” — The Kentucky Derby on a huge LED jumbotron screen on the polo field. 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 for 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.

Before the polo matches, starting around 11AM experience the fastest growing sport in the United States, and the newest sport added to the Summer Olympics, RUGBY 7s! Fans can expect to experience fast-paced, speed, power, and big hits, in a thrilling 14-minute action packed rugby matches. The playing field will feature players for the 2017 Rugby National Champions-Austin Huns Rugby Club and the local community such as St. Edwards, the University of Texas, and the Plate Winners for the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational Rugby Tournament!

After the running of the Kentucky Derby guests will have the option to soar above the Victory Cup with a tethered hot air balloon ride. Weather permitting, hot air balloon rides will be sold at the event for $30 per. Rides will be first come first serve Check the Victory Cup schedule and social media for updates.

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 sights of beautiful people and the thrill of heart pounding polo! 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 is presented by Hi Tech Motorcars. Other sponsors and partners include: vineyard vines, Altstadt Brewery, DJNR Interactive, Arthur J. Gallagher, Jack Daniels, Austin Monthly, Do512, Man Outfitters, Firefly Vodka, Imperial Beer, Waterloo Sparkling Water, Enchanted Rock Vodka, Whispering Angel Wine, Nestle Waters, Penny Luck Shoes, Real Green Lawn Care, Chase Ryan Furniture, Louis Shanks Furniture, Hippo Hydrate, Malleret Flowers, Brown Distributing, Greater Texas Credit Union, Speed Pro Printing, Leaf Filter and more.

The Victory Cup will be hosted on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at: Victory Cheval Estate located at: 13628 Gregg Manor Rd, Manor, TX 78653. Tickets and sponsorships are still available and can be purchased at: victorycup.org/derbyday.