Oceanport, NJ— The Monmouth Park Charity Fund will be hosting the 9th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration sponsored by Ray Catena and TD Bank from 3:30-6:30 pm on Saturday, May 5th at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ.   The event will exemplify a true Derby Celebration including simulcast betting throughout the afternoon leading up to the Kentucky Derby Race as well as a silent and chance auction, male and female hat contest, Hors d’oeuvres, a buffet sponsored by Meridian Health and an open bar featuring mint juleps.  In addition, the event will be honoring Mr. James T. Kiernan, Market President of the Coastal New Jersey Market for TD Bank and Meridian Health for their continued support of our event for the past nine years and their commitment to the well being of our surrounding community.  In addition, the Community Leadership Recognition Award will be presented to John Mercadante Attorney-At-Law, Tinton Falls, NJ and Jennifer Diehl, Realtor with Peninsula Realty, Shrewsbury, NJ.


Mr. James T. Kiernan

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Monmouth Park Charity Fund whose mission it is to raise and distribute funds to non-profit agencies throughout Monmouth County.  These agencies provide services for health care, those at risk in the community, and those in need of special services.   Since the organization’s inception in 1946, over 8.6 million has been distributed to local  nonprofit agencies providing these services to residents of Monmouth County.  "Monmouth Park Charity Fund's Kentucky Derby Celebration, hosted at Monmouth Park Racetrack, is an exciting way to enjoy the Kentucky Derby while helping to raise funds for the many charities of Monmouth County who care for those in need in our community," stated Maureen Lloyd, Event Chair.

If you are interested in sponsorship, providing a silent auction item or to purchase tickets to the event, please contact Maureen Lloyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-571-5325. 

Also fee free to visit our event website at http://www.monmouthparkcharityfund.org/ or follow us at Twitter.com/NJKentuckyDerby.

The Monmouth Park Charity Foundation would like to thank their Event Sponsors, Ray Catena and TD Bank as well as the Buffet Sponsor Meridian Health and Media Sponsor The Two River Times.