Guests will wear their best “Downton Abbey” or derby attire to the “Downton Goes to the Races” gala for WYES from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans.

Gala tickets are $250, with $100 tickets available for WYES supporters ages 21-35. Patron tickets, including access to the patron party beginning at 6:30 p.m., are $500, or $250 for junior patrons. Tickets are available at

Along with food, drink and music, the gala will feature raffles of a cocktail/wine pairing dinner for 12 at the winner’s home and a three-night stay in the Bahamas. Tickets are $20 per chance or $50 for three, and winners need not be present for the drawing at the gala. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (504) 486-5511.