Derby Party benefits LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
ROUGE - Guests at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Fourth
Annual Kentucky Derby Party enjoyed the "atmosphere" of
Churchill Downs as they gathered at the Country Club of Louisiana
to watch the heralded race on May 3.
Gubernatorial Candidate Buddy Leach, LSU System President William
Jenkins and Dean Michael Groves discuss their favored horses at
the Fourth Annual Kentucky Derby Party hosted by the LSU School
of Veterinary Medicine.
Funny Cide took home the prize in the 129th "Run for the Roses,"
Jessie Babineaux won the Ladies' Hat Competition for her red, white
and blue salute to the Derby. Rob Poston and Jim Brugh were co-winners
in the Men's Tie Contest, each wearing the same tie that was a colorful
tribute to horse racing.
Jessie Babineaux (right) is congratulated by her parents, Jim and
Bonnie Brugh, on winning the ladies' hat competition at the LSU
School of Veterinary Medicine's Kentucky Derby Party. Brugh was
also the co-winner of the mens' tie contest.
Rob Poston is congratulated by Dr. Becky Adcock, LSU School of
Veterinary Medicine, on being a co-winner in the men's tie contest
at the school's Kentucky Derby Party.
placed "bets" on the horses they thought would win, and
a drawing was held after the race from those who chose the Win,
Place and Show horses, as well as the last-place finisher. Other
festivities in the afternoon included a silent auction and the traditional
Derby cuisine of burgoo stew, cheese grits, biscuits, Kentucky Derby
pie and mint juleps. Each guest also received a 2003 Kentucky Derby
commemorative mint julep glass.
During the festivities at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's
Kentucky Derby Party, long-time friend of the school Sydney Hines
was presented with an original painting of her horse, Blue, by Dr.
Rustin Moore, director of the school's Equine Health Studies Program.
Long-time friend and supporter of the school Sydney Hines was presented
with an original painting of her horse, Blue, by Dr. Rustin Moore,
director of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health
Studies Program. Moore had the painting commissioned by local artist
Anita LeJeune to show the school's appreciation for Hines' involvement
Proceeds from the party will benefit expansion of the Equine Intensive
Care Unit in the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinics. The
project will expand and update the current two-stall facility to
a 10-stall facility for better treatment of critically ill and injured
horses admitted to the veterinary school's equine clinic.