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Kate Upton and Jordan Smith to visit Louisville for Kentucky Oaks honors

KATE UPTON AND JORDAN SMITH TO HEADLINE KENTUCKY OAKS EVENTS   Supermodel to Serve as Oaks First Lady, “The Voice” Winner to Perform National Anthem   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, April 28, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model and Actress Kate Upton will serve as the First Lady of the Longines Kentucky Oaks and the season nine winner of NBC’s “The Voice” and Republic Recording artist Jordan Smith will perform the national anthem at the Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 6, the day before the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands. The Longines Kentucky Oaks is America’s premier and most lucrative…


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KDF releases list of celebrities to visit Louisville Ky next week

April 27, 2016 Louisville, KY.  – The stars are coming out for this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival events.  KDF is releasing this year’s celebrity guest list. Many will take part in both the Celebrity Day at the Downs event on Thursday, May 5, as well as the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade later that same day. The theme of this year’s parade is “Fun for the Arts.”   “This year’s parade will be the biggest hit on Louisville’s Broadway,” said Stacey Robinson, Kentucky Derby Festival Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff.  “The Festival is paying tribute to all those groups…


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2016 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cup unveiled

Woodford Reserve® Unites with Fashion & Mixology’s Top Talent to Create 2016 Kentucky Derby® $1,000 Mint Julep Cup A trifecta of handcrafted artistry benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve today unveils its $1,000 Mint Julep Cup available at the Kentucky Derby® and benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Now in its 11th year, the 2016 iteration offers an elevated Derby experience curated by Master Distiller Chris Morris, in partnership with acclaimed menswear designer Hamilton Shirts and New York mixologist Julie Renee Williams. This year’s special Mint Julep recipe pays tribute to the…


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Get your Kentucky Derby hat at Louisville Ky museum sale

Get “Derby ready” with Kentucky Derby Museum’s Big Brims and Fancy Trims Annual Hat Sample Sale Sip some wine, get style tips and shop for your perfect Derby hat on Thursday, April 7th LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 9, 2016) – Kentucky Derby 142 is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking all about hats! Get “Derby Ready” with Big Brims and Fancy Trims, the Kentucky Derby Museum’s annual Hat Sample Sale on Thursday, April 7th. Over 200 sample hats will be available, with no sample hat priced over $75.00 and many as low as $29.99. The Kentucky Derby Museum’s 2016…


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KDF Festival Unveiled last night in Louisville Ky; It’s officially Derby Time!

Photos from KDF’s Facebook Page. Louisville, KY.   – Spring was in the air tonight as a sold out crowd joined the Kentucky Derby Festival to unveil elements of its upcoming festivities, including the 2016 Official Poster and Merchandise line.  The first Official KDF event of the New Year – Festival Unveiled presented by Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon – was held at Mellwood Arts Center, with 700 guests in attendance. The 2016 Poster Artist, Kathy Sullivan, was on hand at the event to sign copies of her image. The 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival poster art features an elegant silhouette of…


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all Kentucky Derby Festival tickets go on sale next week in Louisville Ky

Louisville, KY. – Tickets for Kentucky Derby Festival events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 29. To purchase tickets call the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or order online at KDF.org 24 hours/7 days a week. “We have another exciting line-up of events on this year’s Derby Festival schedule,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO.  “Many of our ticketed events sell out quickly, so we encourage Festival fans to purchase tickets early for the best availability.” Tickets to these events on sale on Monday,…


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Louisville Ky’s Fund for the Arts campaign underway

New partnerships with Churchill Downs and Jennifer Lawrence Foundation to raise funds for Louisville arts community   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 2, 2016) – The Fund for the Arts today kicked off its 2016 annual campaign and announced new partnerships with Churchill Downs and the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Louisville, Inc. The new partnerships bring added star power to the Fund for the Arts’ 2016 campaign to help expand the reach and impact of the arts across Louisville.   The partnership with Churchill Downs will celebrate and raise money for Louisville’s arts community during…


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Louisville Ky’s own Kyle Hornback named Miss Kentucky

Louisville, Ky., – University of Louisville student and Miss Louisville Kyle Hornback has earned the Miss Kentucky USA crown. According to a WDRB news story, Hornback had sued Katina Powell last fall, claiming Powell’s book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules”, damaged UofL’s degree programs. Hornback will compete for the national Miss USA title later this year. The Miss Kentucky runner-up is Miss Belle of Louisville Madelynne Myers.  


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LouisvilleKY’s “Art of the Derby” from John Mattos Released

ART DECO, RETRO STYLE OF JOHN MATTOS ADORNS 2016 ‘ART OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY’; OFFICIAL ART AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE MONDAY, FEB. 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Leading American graphic artist John Mattos, whose Art Deco works have created indelible retro-style images for American films, major sports events and celebrations of iconic individuals, architecture, products and celebrations, has turned his focus to one of the nation’s most important sports and social celebrations to create the officially-licensed artwork for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2016 “Art of the Kentucky Derby” series. The images created by Mattos for the 142nd runnings of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, America’s…


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Tickets on sale soon for Derby Festival Fashion show in Louisville ky

Photos from KDF’s Facebook Page. January 28, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – Time to start planning what you’ll be wearing this spring to all the Derby Festival events.  You’ll find the latest looks and hottest trends at the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show on March 31st.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 29th at 10 a.m. The event kicks off with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Macy’s has been title sponsor since 2013.  This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories from more…