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Kentucky Derby Festival is kicking into high gear in LouisvilleKY

Here’s a roundup of the latest news from the Kentucky Derby Festival: More information can also be found at kdf.org.   Task competition to determine winner of the 2017 Great Steamboat Race   Louisville, KY.   – The jousting has begun for the 2017 Great Steamboat Race set for Wednesday, May 3, on the Ohio River. Representatives of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati also participated in a Four Roses Bourbon tasting to determine which single-barrel bourbons would be served aboard each vessel during the race. The Four Roses barrel coded HW 48-4J was…


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LouisvilleKY’s oldest KDF event has announced its parade line-up

  Louisville, KY.  – The line-up is set for the 2017 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  Floats and inflatable units participating in this year’s parade drew for positions at a special event Monday night at the Ice House. “Louisville on the Move” will be the theme for the Derby Festival’s oldest event, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, May 4th.   “This year’s theme is twofold with both a health focus, as well as a nod to how the city continues to grow and progress,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “There are many different ways to…


2017 Mint Julep cup

Woodford Reserve Celebrates Derby with $1,000 Mint Julep Cup just unveiled in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Woodford Reserve today reveals its $1,000 Mint Julep Cup available at the Kentucky Derby® benefiting the Kentucky Derby Museum. Now in its 12th year, the 2017 Cup pays tribute to the British-inspired Kentucky Derby offering a quintessential julep crafted by Woodford Reserve Global Ambassador, Tom Vernon. This year’s cup, recipe and experience is presented under the theme: The Sport of Kings… and Queen(s). In 1872, Churchill Downs founder Meriwether Lewis Clark traveled to England to attend the Epsom Derby – a popular horse race attended by British royalty and high society. Upon returning to…


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LouisvilleKy has a new Queen

Louisville, KY.  – With the traditional spin of a wheel Natalie Brown of Crestwood, KY, was named the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen tonight at the 59thannual Fillies Derby Ball at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Natalie, 21-years-old, is a Senior at the University of Louisville majoring in Communications. She is a Trustees Scholar, Honors Scholar, on the Student Orientation Staff and serves as a Cardinal Ambassador. Natalie hosts a Student News Show at UofL and also volunteers for Heuser Hearing Institute with the Delta Zeta Sorority.   This year’s Derby Festival Princesses anxiously awaited the traditional spin-of-the-wheel, performed by Fillies…


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Inaugural Culinary Kickoff is off to the races in LouisvilleKY

  All-Star Celebrity Chefs Come Together to Raise Funds for the Muhammad Ali Center Thursday, May 4, 2017 Featuring celebrity chefs Todd English (PBS’ Food Trip with Todd English), Beau MacMillan (Food Network), Damaris Phillips (Food Network) and elite vintners, followed by a special live performance honoring Muhammad Ali.   Louisville, KY, – The Inaugural Culinary Kickoff will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center at 144 North Sixth Street in Louisville on Thursday, May 4th from 6pm – 2am. Celebrity chefs Todd English, Beau MacMillan, Damaris Phillips, will prepare a four-course meal for an intimate group of food and wine enthusiasts. Wine…


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Kentucky Derby Winner Trophy now in LouisvilleKY just waiting for a winner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 5, 2017) – The coveted solid gold 2017 Kentucky Derby Winner’s Trophy is now at Churchill Downs Racetrack, awaiting its formal presentation to the owner of the 3-year-old Thoroughbred that is victorious in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 6. The 14-karat gold trophy – a prize that is deemed “priceless” by the historic racetrack that presents it and the owners, trainers and jockeys who pursue it – will have a secure home in the Kentucky Derby Museum, located adjacent to the racetrack, until the running of the Derby….


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Official LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Derby Fan-To-Fan Resale Site Live For 2017 Tickets

Only Online Platform Where Fans Can Buy and Resell Verified Tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, Powered by Ticketmaster LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) has announced the 2017 opening of 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…


Among thousands of Louisville spaces available on Airbnb

Airbnb Announces $22.9 Million Economic Impact for Louisville

This info comes from Airbnb, which is on a lot of people’s minds this time of year.  LOUISVILLE – Airbnb today announced that Airbnb guests infused a $22.9 million economic impact for Louisville in 2016. Over 1,500 Louisville residents actively list their home or a room on the Airbnb platform. In 2016, those hosts earned $6.6 million in supplemental income while welcoming over 48,000 guests to the city. Additionally, those guests contributed $16.3 million to the local merchant community through spending at restaurants, shops and more. This is based on a recent comprehensive survey of Airbnb guests, which determined that…


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LouisvilleKY construction means minor changes for KDF Marathon and mini

Race Expo Temporarily Moves to Kentucky Exposition Center March 30, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is re-routing a small portion of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana due to the renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). The races are set for Saturday, April 29. The courses for both the miniMarathon and Marathon will be diverted one block to Second Street. This will affect the half marathon between mile 12 and 13; and the full marathon at mile 25. Marathon runners will also notice small changes between mile 13 and 14,…


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Macy’s presents LouisvilleKY’s Derby Festival Fashion Show Thursday

March 28, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – The latest spring fashion trends walk the runway this week as Macy’s Presents the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Set for Thursday, March 30, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana, this year’s show is themed “Metamorphosis.” The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m.   Christine Fellingham, Creative Consultant, returns this year to style and produce the show. Guests can expect a night of fun and high fashion. This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories…