One of this year’s first Kentucky Derby events is kicking off in Los Angeles this Thursday night. All you need is a plane ticket and $850 and you’re in! 

The Unbridled Derby Prelude Party Los Angeles will take place Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Bardot at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. Hosted by the York  sisters, Tammy York Day and Tonya York Dees.

The exclusive cocktail party celebrates the Kentucky Derby and introduces guests to the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala, held in Louisville, Kentucky on Derby Eve.


  • Red Carpet Host  Julie Smith and television personality with CBS46 Atlanta
  • Taye Diggs
  • Bill Fichnter
  • Kate Flannery (The Office, etc.)
  • Greg Grunberg
  • Bob Guiney
  • Chris Harrison
  • Randy Jackson
  • Bonnie Jill Laflin
  • George Lazenby (original James Bond)
  • Meredith Lawrence (Jennifer Lawrence Foundation)
  • Chris McDonald
  • Heather McDonald
  • Judd Nelson
  • Don Most (Ralph Malph)
  • Oriol Servia (Indy 500 Driver)
  • Linda Thompson
  • Sam Trammel
  • Steve Bauer (Ray Donovan)
  • Kathleen Bradley
  • Reggie Calloway (Midnight Star, Kentucky native)
  • Patrika Darbo (The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives)
  • Florence LaRue (The 5th Dimension, Grammy winner)
  • Kate Linder (Young & the Restless)
  • Sofia Milos (CSI Miami)
  • JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, SNL)

A limited number of tickets are available for purchase with a $100 donation to the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. Please go to to purchase tickets.

The event is at Bardot at Avalon Hollywood at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Guests will enter the Derby Prelude Party at Bardot at Avalon Hollywood on the red carpet and be immersed in the Kentucky flair and southern hospitality expected from the Bluegrass state at Derby time.

Guests will also enjoy a full array of Kentucky delicacies, including Mint Juleps, fine Kentucky bourbons and Derby Pie!

Guests include celebrities, entertainment and business professionals, corporate sponsors and special friends from around the country.

The two featured charities are Blessings in a backpack and the Humane Society of Ventura County.

Sponsors of the Unbridled Derby Prelude Party include the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc., Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Don Julio, Ketel One Vodka, Brett Trager-Kusman, York Management, Inc., World Media LA, Bella Vita Media, Barry Wooley Designs, Galt House Hotel & Suites and Style Icon, LL, The Hat Girls and Ashley Lauren.

The local event will be held at the Galt House on Friday, May 4.