The 2nd annual Bring the Derby Home soirée to benefit the Reitz Home, held May 7 at Ellis Park’s Sky Theatre, had a record crowd dressed in classic derby attire. The event included hat and crazy sock contests, live wagering, and silent and live auctions. Veronica Hamilton helped event chair Beth Sparks create the elegant derby décor, which included live rose bushes, boxwoods, festive centerpieces and colorful silks. Before the big race, emcee Mike Blake led guests in singing My Old Kentucky Home. Evansville’s Dixielanders provided musical entertainment in between races. Pictured: Dana Whitehead and Beth Petersen.