2018 Portofino Derby Classic
2018 Portofino Derby Classic

Eastern North Carolina's Biggest Derby Party

Other than Kentucky, the Portofino Derby Classic is the only place to be in Eastern North Carolina to celebrate the Derby!  


Join us Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 3:30pm at the Portofino Equestrian Center outside of Raleigh, NC for eastern North Carolina's biggest Derby party, with proceeds benefiting cancer patients through the Johnston Health Foundation's Angel Fund.

About the Portofino Derby Classic

Find out what to expect at eastern North Carolina's biggest Derby Party, learn how to be involved as a participant, sponsor and volunteer, and find out why we party for a purpose.

Schedule of Events- Plan your day!

Get the scoop on the day's events, including a red carpet welcome, horse exhibitions and races, hat contests, men's and kids' outfit contests, a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, & more!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Purchase your tickets online.  Then, make sure you invite your neighbors and friends for this fun-filled day in horse country!

Party with a Purpose - How you're giving back

Proceeds from the Portofino Derby Classic go to support the Johnston Health Foundation's Angel Fund, a program that helps cancer patients in need here in our community.

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