Frequently Asked Questions

IN GENERAL, WHAT’S THE WEEKEND RUNDOWN?

The South Texas Alpha Derby Weekend is anchored by four events:

  • FRIDAY, May 3rd, our Kickoff Social – All Black-Themed Event (9 PM – 1 AM) – Hilton Garden Inn – San Antonio – Live Oak (8101 Pat Booker Road)
  • SATURDAY, May 4th, the South Texas Alpha Derby at the Retama Park Racetrack (3 PM – 7 PM)
  • SATURDAY NIGHT, May 4th, the South Texas Alpha Derby at the Retama Park Racetrack (9:30 PM – 1:30 AM)
  • SUNDAY, May 5th, the Alpha Jazz Brunch at the Retama Park Racetrack (10 AM – 1 PM)

WHAT ARE THE VENUE ADDRESSES?

  • The Retama Park Racetrack (1 Retama Park, Selma, TX 78154)
  • Hilton Garden Inn-San Antonio-Live Oak (8101 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233)

WHAT’S THE WEEKEND ATTIRE?

  • FRIDAY – It’s a party! DJ, bar area, indoor venue, limited seating. This is an “All Black-themed” event, so please try to adhere to the theme. “Grown and Sexy” would certainly apply – whatever that means to you.
  • SATURDAY – Big Hats/Fascinators/Bowties are the order of the day. Basically derby-themed attire.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT – It’s another official derby party! A quick change into something comfortable and party ready!
  • SUNDAY – Well, it IS Sunday… Your Sunday best is appropriate.

WHEN DOES EVERYTHING START AGAIN?

Friday 9 PM, Saturday 3:00 PM, Sunday 10 AM

CAN I STILL BE A VENDOR OR SPONSOR?

Not for 2019. But please submit all requests to info@southtexasalphaderby.com for future consideration.

WILL Y’ALL ACTUALLY SHOW THE KENTUCKY DERBY RACE?

Yes. The NBC feed will be piped through the venue and on the television screens. Race begins at 5:34 PM and last just two minutes. After that, we’re right back to the party!