There can be no doubt that The Queen’s Cup takes some putting together. Everything from walking the course to make sure that the turf is spot on for the horses, to making sure all the right tents are in the right places. We spend long hours going over colors and menus. That doesn’t even begin to cover the time that’s spent processing orders, working with our vendor partners, dealing with the logistics leading up to and on the day and of course, packing and mailing out credentials to all of our patrons.
To Our Race Partners, Thank You
All that said, there is a great team here at the Queen’s Cup to help do all those things. But the ones that really do need thanks and appreciation are our Race Partners. We don’t use the word sponsor here at The Queen’s Cup as we feel that every relationship should be a partnership and we strive to help any partner over and above what any agreement outlines. Some of those we would like to thank are Brown Advisory, The Charlotte Business Journal, TruGreen and of course our presenting partner, Sonitrol Verified Security. There are a few things that without them, the day would not go ahead and it is fair to say that without our race Partners this would all be a dream.
Brown Advisory, a thoughtful financial company will be the presenter of the first race on the afternoon and are joining us for the first time as a Race Partner. The Charlotte Business Journal will have the second race in their name and TruGeen, one of our longest partners, will once again present the Future Champions Turf Race. Sonitrol Verified Security are our presenting partner and we are truly indebted to them. Sonitrol will be the Race Partner for the third and fourth races on the card with the feature $75,000 MPC Queen’s Cup Novice Stake.
Outside of that we have a multitude of Course Partners and contributors. Kendall Jackson, Dixie Vodka and Merrill Lynch CBC Group will be bringing you the Hotwalk Party and a lot of the beverages you’ll be able to enjoy on the day are supplied by Kendall Jackson Family Wines, Dixie Vodka, Brown Foreman and Diageo. Again, we would like to express a sincere thank you to all of these Partners too.
But it doesn’t stop there. Vineyard Vines has helped make the Hat Contest happen, AREVA have helped to make sure that the grooms for the horses are well taken care of. Novant Health are the proud presenters of The Opening Ceremonies.
The wonderful Race Program that you will see on race day is brought to you by Merrill Lynch CBC Group, Novant Health and Piedmont Natural Gas and all the colorful and attractive billboards that you will see leading up to April 29th come to you with the help of Adams Outdoor.
It is one thing to just mention all of these partners but allow me to express sincere thanks to all of these companies. Our day, which is really your day could absolutely not happen without all of you. From the bottom of our hearts, you have helped to make our dreams come true.
Now lets all have a great day. See you at the races.