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Line up for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade is set

From www.kdf.org By Gary Stinson Louisville, KY.  – The line-up is set for the 2016 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  Floats and inflatable units participating in this year’s parade drew for positions at a special event April 5, 2016, at the Kentucky Center. “Fun for the Arts” will be the theme for the Derby Festival’s oldest event, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, May 5th. Said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry: “The arts and the Derby Festival go hand-in-hand in helping to form the cultural fabric of our community. Whether we are sharing an educational moment with…


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Basketball isn’t over yet in Louisville Ky

ROSTER RELEASED FOR DERBY FESTIVAL CLASSIC UK’s Brad Calipari to participate in All-Star Game April 5, 2016. Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival will host some of the top basketball recruits in the country for the 44th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s on Friday, April 15. This year’s roster includes 18 players ranked in the Top 100 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com,Scout.com and 247sports.com; McDonald’s All-American: Terrance Ferguson; UK recruit Brad Calipari; Indiana signees Curtis Jones and De’Ron Davis and University of Louisville walk-on Tyler Sharpe. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: 49 Trifecta, Jeffersontown’s Online Village, Uber’s Up

It’s April 1, you fool, and remember it’s just  about 36 days until the Kentucky Derby, and things are picking up around here, in a good way. Guess Who’s Turning 50 This Year: There must be something I should bet on here. This week’s Rusty Satellite Show features Donna Brothers, the NBC pony back reporter who is COO of Starlight Racing and one of the all-time winningest women jockeys. She’s speaking at Maryhurst’s Journey of Hope Luncheon May 18. And there’s the artist Jeaneen Barnhart, who loves to paint horses and naked people, who’s opening a new show downtown this…


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Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs reacts to Calvin Borel’s retirement announcement

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, March 30, 2016) – Upon learning the news of Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel’s retirement on Wednesday morning, Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery issued the following statement: “Along with his three Kentucky Derby victories and his status as one of the most accomplished jockeys in Churchill Downs history, Calvin’s 20 years at our track were as notable for his relationship with our fans as his excellence on the track. Calvin rose to racing’s Hall of Fame from humble beginnings, and that was reflected in his ongoing relationship with our fans – and especially children. He…


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Louisville Ky’s famous boat race under a new set of rules this year

March 29, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – The jousting has begun for the 2016 Great Steamboat Race set for Wednesday, May 4, on the Ohio River. At a press conference this morning, the tasks and scoring system that will determine the winner of the race was announced.  Representatives of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati also participated in a sampling of “individual tasting mats” to select a different single-barrel bourbon to be served aboard each vessel for the event. With unanimous votes all around, the Four Roses barrel coded NS 80-6F was selected as…


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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,…