February 11, 2023 @ 5:15 pm
Our Lady's Plaza
Sharyn Gesmond & Courtney Ruby

Join us for our 10th Annual Night at the Races on Saturday, February 11, 2023 in Our Lady’s Plaza. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and races begin at 6 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun, friends, food and prizes! Also, plenty of chances to win 50/50 raffles, paint stick raffles, and strip tickets.

Donations of soft drinks and water are always greatly appreciated (Drop off at parish office or garage).

For more information, contact Sharyn Gesmond or Courtney Ruby in the parish office at 724-863-9550.

Download entry form

Return all forms to the parish office or in an envelope marked ‘Night at Races’ in the weekly offertory collection.

All entry forms should be returned to the parish office by Monday, January 23.

Make checks payable to “Immaculate Conception Church”

Age 21 and older, please.

How can someone win money and also give a donation to the church?  Following is an outline of the night’s events so you can be sure of what to expect.

80 Horse Owners entering 8 Races

Registrants will receive one admission ticket, the ownership of a horse or jockey, great food, drinks and dessert for a cost of $20.

The horse owners are entitled to the naming of a horse and have it entered into one of the eight races for the evening. NOTE: Once 80 horses have been sold, the names of additional horses will become jockeys.

Each race will have ten horses and jockeys running for the roses! The winner of the race entitles the owner to glean the $40 prize for that race! Each race will be displayed on the TV screens in the hall and the race will be called “live” by our professional caller. He will provide 25 DVD races chosen randomly by one of our guests. The winner is disclosed only to the caller.

Placing Bets

Even though you may not be a horse owner or a jockey in a particular race, everyone is welcome to lay as many bets on whatever horse you fancy. Maybe you will bet on your friend’s horse or a name that “sounds” like a winner! All bets will be taken at the betting windows and then the race is run. The odds will be figured out based on how many have bet on the winning horse leaving, of course, the house a purse as well. The winners will be notified of the payout and will pick up their winnings at the payout window. Then the windows will be open for the next race!

Other games of chance and other prizes!

Throughout the night there will be a 50-50, paint sticks, and strip tickets.

The Food Menu

There will be plenty of great food and of course dessert.  The thirst for beer and soda will be satisfied! We encourage you to bring your own favorite food or beverage to share with your friends at your table.

Auction Race

At the end of the eight races, the excitement is only to begin when bets are taken for the auction race! Ten horses will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Usually, these horses are sold for well over $100 which allows whole groups of people to pool their money to buy a horse. The winnings will be a straight 50-50 split with the house! It is very realistic to win over $500 in this race!!

(You can make checks payable to “Immaculate Conception Church” in exchange for betting cash.)