The Villa Esperanza Guild's annual fundraiser is held at Santa Anita Racetrack on the last Saturday in February and benefits Villa's Hjelte-Phillips Speech and Language Center and Adult Residential Program. The event features a full day at Santa Anita including lunch, raffles, and a grand prize drawing. Tickets include admission to the park, an official program, buffet lunch, and reserved seating in the exclusive Chandelier Room.

Guild Day at the Races 2024
Saturday, February 24

Thank you to everyone who will be joining the Villa Esperanza Guild for the 26th Annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing in support of Villa Esperanza Services! We are excited to share that this year's event is SOLD OUT! We're looking forward to a wonderful and fun day with all of our guests.

If you can't join us, you can still bid online in our silent auction or donate. Click the link below to check out all the amazing items or donate!

If the event is cancelled, please consider your ticket purchase as a donation to Villa Esperanza Services.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jordan Paggett, Community Engagement Coordinator, at Tel: (626) 449-2919 ext. 162 or at JPaggett@VillaES.org.

Thank you to our 2024 Day at the Races Sponsors!

  • Ms. Joan Feser

  • Jeanette & Carl Blum
    Dr. & Mrs. Juan Casillas
    Lois Derry
    Jay Heneberry & Roberta Manshel
    Mrs. Harry P. Letton
    Parise Livanos
    The McKinley Family: David, Maryann, Lara, & Erin
    Judi & Bob Moore

  • Irene K. Albeck
    Mr & Mrs. Gus Christopoulos
    Esper A. Petersen Foundation
    First Foundation Bank
    Mrs. Ronald Gamble
    Min Higa
    The Hjelte Family: Steve, Craig, Sue (Waltz), & Lynne (Fowler)
    Antoinette & David Johnson
    MAIP, LLC, Kiley Fascia
    Dorothea Malina
    Margaret Morris Norton & Richard Norton
    Dottie Nelson
    Gioia & Larry Pastre
    Larry Van Noy
    Kelly White
    Alyce Williamson

  • Liliana & Felice Anselmo
    Mr. & Mrs. Walter Ching
    Mr. & Mrs. Sean Cochran
    Mr. & Mrs. Dean Efstathiou
    Julie & Larry Feser
    Laura & Rick Jacobs
    Mr. & Mrs. James Kypreos
    Linda Matsuno-Parmenter
    Mijares Mexican Restaurant, R-lene & Gordon De Lang
    Mrs. Thomas Techentin
    Col. Robert Travis
    Patty & Bob Zuber

  • Media Sponsors
    Pasadena Now

    Postage Underwriter
    UPS Store
    Owners Mary and Tom Bristow

Guild Day at the Races 2023

We are so grateful to all of Villa's friends, family, and supporters who joined us at the 25th Annual Day at the Races! Though the weather was stormy and racing was canceled, we were warm and cozy inside the beautiful Chandelier Room. Guests enjoyed bidding on the silent auction, chatting over lunch, and winning raffle prizes. It was a fantastic event which raised over $82,000 for Villa! We appreciate everyone's generosity, and thank you for helping make this our most successful Day at the Races ever!
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