Join former winning jockey, Jeff Carle, and the Corolla Wild Horse Fund for a fun-filled evening Saturday, March 17 to benefit the wild horses of the Outer Banks who count on the fund for protection, preservation, and to be their voice. The third annual "A Night at the Races!" event will be held on lucky St. Patrick's Day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Special overnight room rates will be offered. The event offers a night of six pre-recorded horse races with a 10-horse field, shown on a large screen, play money for betting, a ladies' and gents' hat contest; winners' and losers' drawings, cash bar and a silent auction. Ticket prices are $35 per person in advance $40 at the door) and include heavy hors d'oeuvres and $35 in play money to get you started. Last year more than 200 people joined in the fun as they cheered their favorite horse on to victory and enjoyed the roast beef carving station, barbecued bacon-wrapped shrimp, pork sliders, pasta and so much more. For an additional $20 donation, participants can get creative and name a horse and it will appear in the official program with the donor as the owner and a description of the horse. Horse sponsors will be entered in a special drawing just for "owners". Event sponsors thus far are: Hilton Garden Inn, Hardy Moving and Storage, OBXTek and TowneBank. To find out how to become an event sponsor, advertise in the official program, sponsor a horse, or to purchase tickets online, go to CorollaWildHorses.org and click on the "Night at the Races" icon, or call (252) 453-8002. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is a 501c(3) nonprofit whose mission is to protect, preserve, and responsibly manage the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks, and to promote the continued preservation of this land as a permanent sanctuary for horses designated as the State Horse, and defined as a cultural treasure by the state of North Carolina. The wild horses are a critically endangered breed and legislation to protect their physical health and genetic viability was recently passed by the United States Congress.