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Local wineries win gold at derby festival judging in Louisville Ky

Louisville, Ky., – The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the wine judging competition that was held Thursday, March 24, at The Ice House in Louisville. Judges from the American Wine Society gathered to score the 119 different wine samples from 11 Kentucky and Indiana wineries that entered into the competition. The wines were competing to be the best in the region and were scored on appearance, bouquet, taste/texture, aftertaste, and overall impression. The judging is part of the Kentucky Proud Kentucky Derby Festival WineFest in May. The following Kentucky and Indiana wineries won GOLD awards…


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Kentucky Derby Museum to open American Pharoah exhibit

Kentucky Derby Museum announces “AMERICAN PHAROAH” exhibit opening May 1 Triple Crown Trophies to be displayed together for first-time ever; Baffert confirmed to open exhibit LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 18, 2016) – Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce a brand-new exhibit “AMERICAN PHAROAH”, celebrating the 12th Triple Crown Winner in Thoroughbred racing history.   The exhibit heralds the excitement and intrigue American Pharoah brought to Thoroughbred racing with his historic Triple Crown campaign and beyond. Dubbed “the horse of a lifetime”, the new “AMERICAN PHAROAH” exhibit takes an in-depth look at the champion himself throughout his successful racing career . The…


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ESPN’s Mayne to visit Louisville Ky for Derby Kickoff

SPORTSCENTER’S KENNY MAYNE TO HELP KICK OFF THE DERBY FESTIVAL’S MAIN EVENT 2016 MARKS THE 60TH THEY’RE OFF! LUNCHEON Louisville, KY.   – This year’s Kentucky Derby Festival kick-off luncheon is sure to be “The Mayne Event” with ESPN’S Kenny Mayne as the featured speaker. Mayne, SportsCenter anchor and feature reporter, will address approximately 1,500 Derby Festival supporters and patrons in attendance at the 60th Annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday, April 22. The They’re Off! Luncheon, first held in 1957, serves as the time-honored kick-off to each year’s Festival. It’s the second-oldest event on the Festival schedule, just behind the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  “We…


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Louisville Ky’s Give A Day Week of Service fast approaching

Mayor Rallies Community for Fifth Annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 16-24 New projects, ways for people to be involved in this anniversary year     LOUISVILLE (March 18, 2016) – Volunteers canvassing neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and fire safety tips. A student-led Walk of Compassion. Tech experts building a new web page for the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods’ One Love Louisville campaign.   Those are just a few of the many projects planned during the fifth annual Give A Day volunteer week April 16-24. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: March Badness Ain’t All That Bad

I could certainly pout about plenty of the items that perturb me around here, like enduring these NCAA Tournament games with no real rooting interest, thinking what might have been had the Cardinals been taking on a 14 seed today. And then there’s the disturbing news out of Bowling Green yesterday, where some un-named thing happened that resulted in the resignation of Coach Ray Harper and the suspension of three players. Politics? Sheesh. Mitch McConnell finds it convenient to ignore the Constitution by refusing to consider President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Senate keeps cranking out anti-progressive legislation,…


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142 cancer survivors selected for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

  Survivors Selected From Across the Nation for Signature Kentucky Derby Weekend Event   LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, March 16, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) and its charitable partners Bright Pink® and Horses and Hope today announced the 142 breast and ovarian cancer survivors selected from across the nation to walk in the 2016 Longines Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger. The 142 selected survivors are listed at www.kentuckyderby.com/survivors. The eighth annual Survivors Parade will take place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack immediately prior to the running of the 142nd Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 6, 2016, the day before the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands. The…


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Woodford Reserve Releases Kentucky Derby Bottle

Equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly’s painting featured on commemorative bottle   LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve®, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring this year’s “Run for the Roses”™ with the release of its 2016 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle.  This year’s limited-edition Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle features artwork from award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly. Chicago native Pauly is a world-renowned equine painter and is the Official Artist of American Pharoah – Triple Crown Winner. His painting “Barreling Down” is featured on the front of the Woodford Reserve bottle. The image on the bottle features a closeup,…


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Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs and Ticketmaster launch Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange

Convenient Online Platform Enables Fans to Buy and Resell Verified Tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) today launched the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, the only online resale marketplace to provide fans with a secure, reliable and convenient place to buy and resell tickets to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks. As the Derby’s only authorized resale platform, the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange guarantees that fans will receive legitimate, Ticketmaster Verified tickets. The Kentucky Derby encourages fans seeking to buy or resell tickets to only…


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Host of talent comes to Louisville Ky for KDF’s Waterfront Jam this year

WATERFRONT JAM LINE-UP 9 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC KICKS OFF APRIL 28 March 11, 2016 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Waterfront Jam returns on Thursday, April 28 at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The concert series includes over 30 local and regional bands and 7 national concerts on two stages. Admission to all shows is FREE with a 2016 Pegasus Pin. The Waterfront Jam concerts on the Great Stage include: Easton Corbin with special guest Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. on Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m.Media Sponsor: 97.5 WAMZ Easton Corbin has taken the country music industry by storm with…


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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…