Donkey Derby-September 9, 2017 - Gates open at 1:30 at the Myopia Polo fields - 435 Bay Road in Hamilton MA.

The Derby

This Family-friendly event will have 150 general admissions tickets – and 80 VIP admission tickets for those who want to enjoy Mint Juleps and lunch as they watch the races.

The mission of the event is to ENJOY the day, raise awareness of donkeys: They make great pets! They are affectionate, agile & athletic – AND are highly sought after by the Chinese  If we raise money to save more donkeys – even better!

It’s DERBY ATTIRE so pull out your best linen dress and fancy hat ~

The Donkeys

Don’t have a donkey but still want to “Run your ass off for the “Equine Rescue Network” – no problem. We have a ‘Human Only Race” for runners. However, if you want to race a donkey – we have them….actually – there are over 40+ rescue donkeys on the North Shore that you may be partnered with. The donkey races are 2 person-team (one to lead and one to follow).

If you want to race with a donkey, send email to – space is limited. You will need met your donkey, and perhaps even train your donkey before the race. We will match teams with donkeys based on the location of donkey and team. The leader of the donkey may carry treats. The follower of the donkey may only use a sanction plastic fly swatter to encourage their donkey team member. There is no riding or beating donkeys!