Derby Day Fundraiser: May 2018

Commemorating the WWI Centennial

Be a proud supporter of the rifle range and those who served

May 5, 2018; 2:30pm – 7:00pm
Check daily for new updates!
2018 Kentucky Derby Flyer


Herbed baked chicken with gravy sauce
Roasted garlic and herb smashed potatoes
Green beans amandine
Garden salad
Homemade dinner rolls
Catering by Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering

Baskets will be available for silent auction.

Baskets are themed, such as “Gone Fishing” which includes fishing pole and various fishing lures and tackle worth a total of $146.

Many other themes, including:
★ Buon Appetito! ★ Craft Beer To Go ★ Everything’s Fishy ★ How Does Your Garden Grow? ★ Lets Go Crabbing ★ Have A Spa Day ★ Tea Time ★ Fun For Children ★


Event begins at 2:30. Table top horse races begin at 3:00 until 5:00. (Bets accepted before each 6 races, so get here early and have $1 bills to bet on your favorite horse. Horses are For Sale NOW for $10, double your money if your horse wins. Dinner at 5:00. Kentucky Derby Race on TV at 6:15. (We have a list of the horses running and you may bet on them in advance.)

Contests: Male and Female Best Hat and Best Dressed Couple.

2018 Derby Day Horse Names for Tabletop Races

Races are in honor of wounded or fallen Brunswick County veterans of WWI, using mottoes, names, locations, or nicknames of units.

Race #6 is in honor of Fort Caswell/Brunswick County nurses, using their residence at enlistment.
$10 Buys a Horse, email

Race #1: Horse Names
Race #2: Horse Names
Virtue Kindles Strength *SOLD* Work all Night, Fight all Day *SOLD*
Second to None *SOLD* Always Courageous *SOLD*
Wandering 11th *SOLD* Undaunted *SOLD*
Everlasting Support *SOLD* Always Faithful *SOLD*
Third North Carolina *SOLD* Camp Grant *SOLD*
Sapper Steel *SOLD* Deeds, Not Words *SOLD*
Race #3: Horse Names
Race #4: Horse Names
Depot Brigade *SOLD* Sincerity and Strength *SOLD*
Pioneer *SOLD* Hindenburg Line *SOLD*
Oozlefinch *SOLD* Let Us Try *SOLD*
Camp Stuart *SOLD* Old Hickory *SOLD*
Nothing is Impossible *SOLD* Awarded for Valor *SOLD*
Camp Wadsworth *SOLD* The 120th *SOLD*
Race #5: Horse Names Race #6: Horse Names
Buffalo Soldier *SOLD* Southport *SOLD*
Wildcat *SOLD* Asheville *SOLD*
Ferocious Lion *SOLD* Charlotte *SOLD*
The 119th *SOLD* Denver *SOLD*
Hornet’s Nest *SOLD* Allentown *SOLD*
Red Devil *SOLD* Cumberland *SOLD*

More details on soldiers honored and explanation of horse names:
Memorial Races

Many volunteers needed!

Please contact Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range to volunteer. Thank you!

  • Sell 50-50 tickets: 2 volunteers
  • Sell blind pool tickets: 2 volunteers
  • Manage and sell Tabletop race tickets: 1 volunteer
  • Serve meal and cake: 4 volunteers
  • Monitor Artifact/Wall of Honor room: 1 volunteer
  • Accept donations/prepare certificates for Honor a Brunswick County WWI Veteran: 1 volunteer


To read published articles about the Derby Day Fundraiser through the years, use the News tab at the top of the website.