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LouisvilleKY sees it’s next Kentucky Derby Festival Poster

DERBY FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2017 POSTER IMAGE January 25, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – A sign of spring! The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2017 poster rolled off the presses this morning at Impressions Incorporated in Louisville. This year’s poster is designed by Louisville resident and self-taught artist, Ron Jasin. The image Jasin created for the Kentucky Derby Festival is a colorful montage of Louisville landmarks and Derby Festival events.   “This year’s poster creatively showcases icons that are both significant to the Festival and our community,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “We believe Festival fans will also like how the image…


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LouisvilleKY’s royal court has been revealed

Louisville, KY.   – A sign of spring in Kentuckiana, new Derby Festival Royalty was named this morning. The five women selected to serve as Princesses in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court were introduced in a ceremony at Macy’s at Oxmoor Center. The Royal Court Program is coordinated by The Fillies, Inc., a volunteer group that works closely with the Festival. Fillies President Kathy Bingham joined KDF President and CEO Mike Berry, as well as 2017 Derby Festival Chair Lisa Stevenson, in crowning the newly appointed court.  They are:   Kailee Barnes of Louisville, KY – Kailee, 19-years-old, is…


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LouisvilleKY resident selected as next KDF Official Poster Artist

January 6, 2017 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival has selected Louisville resident and self-taught artist, Ron Jasin, as the Official Poster Artist for the 2017 Derby Festival. His artwork will be featured throughout the Festival’s Official Poster and Merchandise line in 2017. It will also be showcased at the Derby Festival’s first event of the spring, “Festival Unveiled,” on March 2. Tickets for the event go on sale today at KDF.org. Well-known in the music scene for his album art work and gig posters, Jasin has worked with artists and organizations including My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Calexico,…


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Jumpstart your training for one of LouisvilleKY’s biggest road race

READY TO RUN? TRAIN FOR FREE WITH DERBY FESTIVAL AND NORTON SPORTS HEALTH REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW FOR FREE TRAINING PROGRAM Dec. 8, 2016, Louisville, KY. – If you’re planning to run or walk your way to the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Marathon or miniMarathon in April, the Norton Sports Health FREE Training Program will give you a jumpstart. The 14-week program helps prepare runners and walkers for the Derby Festival’s road races. Registration for the FREE program, opens online tomorrow, December 9, at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. The Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training guidelines and weekly group runs…


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Today only — get a discount on LouisvilleKY’s famous festival

SAVE BIG WITH DERBY FESTIVAL ON CYBER MONDAY November 28, 2016. Louisville, KY. – If you plan to shop on Cyber Monday, add the Kentucky Derby Festival to your list. They have some great deals for VIPs, runners and cyclists. You can save $10 on a new Thorobred Membership, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s VIP (Very Important Perks) Program. Join on Cyber Monday via KDF.org and receive a package with tickets, discounts and merchandise from KDF for the 2017 Festival. If you’re a runner, and haven’t registered yet for the 2017 Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana, Cyber Monday will be…


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It’s never too early to plan for LouisvilleKY’s 2017 Kentucky Derby

General Admission Tickets for 2017 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks now available Fans Will Save More Than 25 Percent on Purchase of Derby and Oaks General Admission Tickets Through Dec. 31 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016) – General admission tickets for the 2017 celebrations of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Racetrack will be available for online purchase at noon (all times EST) on Thursday (Nov. 16) at special pricing that will be available through Dec. 31.               Purchasers will save up to 25 percent on Kentucky Derby general admission…


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New LouisvilleKY Walmart means new discounts for runners

Runners Can Win Free or Discounted KDF Registration November 15, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is giving runners another chance at winning free or discounted registration for the 2017 Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana. Race Officials are hosting a special Race for Rewards promotion in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Walmart SuperCenter on Outer Loop (4840 Outer Loop, across from Jefferson Mall).  They’ll be on site at the store on Wednesday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   Anyone who visits the Race for Rewards booth will receive $5…


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Racing returns to LouisvilleKY for Churchill Downs Fall Meet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016) – Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, readies to open its 127th Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 30. The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 27, kicks off in style Sunday with the 12th annual “Stars of Tomorrow I” program, which is entirely devoted to hopeful 2-year-old stars that have aspirations of trail-blazing their way to next year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky…


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Million dollar improvements to LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs

CHURCHILL DOWNS INVESTS $16 MILLION INTO UPGRADES FOR CLUBHOUSE’S SECOND FLOOR · Latest Capital Project to Improve Venue Flow and Customer Service · More Food and Beverage Offerings, Restrooms, Betting Windows and Flat-Screen TVs · Enlarged Champions Bar and New TSC Elite Gold Room with Adjoining Covered Balconies · New Aristides Lounge with Enlarged Wall of 90-inch Flat-Screen TVs · The Loft at Aristides to Provide Intimate, Semi-Private Setting for Day at the Races LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack, one of the world’s most recognized sports venues, has announced a $16 million capital project to…


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Japan jumps in on possible road to Kentucky Derby

CHURCHILL DOWNS, JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION PARTNER TO CREATE ‘JAPAN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY’   Two Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse Will Give One Horse Opportunity to Compete in ‘America’s Greatest Race’   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Sept. 12, 2016) – Fresh off Japanese-based Lani’s run in this year’s Triple Crown that culminated with a third-place finish in the Belmont Stakes, Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) has partnered with the Japan Racing Association (“JRA”) to create a series of races in Japan that could annually produce a starter in the Kentucky Derby. The new “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby” – which is separate from the 35-race “Road to…