Online Auction Coincides With Nov. 18 Backside Learning Center Fundraiser At Churchill Downs

The Backside Learning Center (BLC) – an independent non-profit organization providing support and resources in a safe, welcoming environment for the diverse community of racetrack workers and their families – will hold its largest annual fundraiser, “The 16th Annual Benefit for the Backside: A Day at the Races”, on Friday, Nov. 18, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The event will be emceed by famous local personalities Bill Menish and Kevin Harned.

This is a sold-out event. However, the BLC is hosting an online, silent auction consisting of many unique horse racing, and other hard to find items including a Kentucky Oaks box for 6, a speakeasy tasting tour at Evan Williams bourbon for 20, a morning on the backstretch with Jockey Ferrin Peterson, top-shelf bourbon packages and much more. In addition, The BLC will conduct a “Derby Week Suite for 40” raffle drawing including food and drink (a $7,500 value.)

The BLC plans to host several Facebook Lives at the event to present their transformative work with equine workers and families. They will also recognize members of the community who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of dedication to the BLC’s mission.

The major sponsors for the Benefit for the Backside include Rocket Ship Racing, LLC and Clarendon Flavors.

“This event is a great and fun opportunity to gather those who believe in our mission, and who want to support those who play such a vital role in the success of the horse racing industry,” said executive director Sherry Stanley. “The Backside is such a vibrant and diverse community right in the heart of the city that most people never think about. We serve the hundreds of workers and their children who are members of our community and who will soon be our next generation of leaders.”

To participate in the online silent auction, purchase a Derby Week Suite for 40 raffle ticket, donate and more, visit:

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