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LouisvilleKy’s Run for the Roses draws millions of viewers

  STAMFORD, Conn. – May 10, 2016 – NBC Sports’ coverage of Nyquist’s victory in Saturday’s 142nd Kentucky Derby averaged 15.5 million viewers – marking the fourth consecutive year the “Run for the Roses” has topped 15 million viewers on NBC, according to final data provided by The Nielsen Company. Viewership peaked with 17.9 million viewers from 6:45-7:00 p.m. ET when Nyquist crossed the finish line, which matched the peak from last year’s Kentucky Derby victory by Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Nyquist’s time of 2:01.31 over the mile-and-a-quarter race topped Pharoah’s winning time by nearly two seconds (2:03.02). For the first time ever, NBC…


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Victor Espinoza honored at Louisville Ky special event

Photos from the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Facebook page. Victor Espinoza presented with the Bill Hartack Memorial Award LOUISVILLE, KY – The Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation presented Victor Espinoza with the Hartack Memorial Award at a ceremony Monday night at the Kentucky Derby Museum.   This is the 8th year that the Foundation has honored a Kentucky Derby winning jockey with a championship ring that honors the memory of Bill Hartack, a five-time winning Kentucky Derby jockey and member of the Racing Hall of Fame. Victor Espinoza is a back-to-back winner of the Hartack Award with victories aboard California Chrome in 2014…


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Louisville Ky’s American Pharoah museum exhibit now open to the public

AMERICAN PHAROAH exhibit now open in the Kentucky Derby Museum Trainer Bob Baffert, Owners Ahmed and Justin Zayat and Jockey Victor Espinoza on hand to celebrate opening LOUISVILLE, KY. (May 1, 2016) – The Kentucky Derby Museum’s new exhibit “AMERICAN PHAROAH”, celebrating the career and legacy of the 2015 Triple Crown winner, is now open to the public. Following a special ceremony in the Museum’s Great Hall, all of the horse’s winning connections, including trainer Bob Baffert, his wife, Jill, Owners Ahmed and Justin Zayat of Zayat Stables and Jockey Victor Espinoza, officially opened the exhibit by releasing a giant balloon…


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Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Derby Museum offers ‘superfecta of tours’

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 11, 2016) – Kentucky Derby Museum is now offering the Around the Track Golf Cart tour, the superfecta of tours! Hop aboard the Museum’s deluxe golf cart and experience a whole new way to see Churchill Downs Racetrack. The tour is limited to just six guests, making it feel like your own personal tour of the track.   Led by a knowledgeable Kentucky Derby Museum guide, the tour departs from the outside grounds, travels through the Paddock, and then heads rail side to take in the horses’ morning workout on the track. Next, guests will ride…


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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…


Night with the Pharoah on Saturday At Churchill Downs

TRIPLE CROWN HERO AMERICAN PHAROAH TO PARADE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS BEFORE FANS AT SATURDAY NIGHT’S “DOWNS AFTER DARK” Thrilling Racing Meets Nightlife Event to Feature Stephen Foster Handicap and Possible Spot in $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic The best party in town this Saturday night just got a lot better. Fans will be able to cheer Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in person as he parades on the track and in the Paddock at “Downs After Dark” presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. The evening also will highlight the annual Kentucky Derby Trophy presentation to American Pharoah’s winning jockey…


Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Museum Has Made Some Changes for New Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah

Louisville, KY (June 6, 2015) – Several changes recognizing the historical achievement of American Pharoah as Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown Champion will be unveiled at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Multiple banners and displays congratulating the most recent Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes victor are now for public consumption, including one located on the exterior of the Museum’s main entrance. “American Pharoah is a special, special horse, and has cemented himself as a legend in Thoroughbred racing,” Museum President Lynn Ashton said. “We’re thrilled to recognize his achievements to all of our guests and share in the celebration of…


Louisville Gives Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah A Hero’s Welcome, Police Escort on His Return To Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Fewer than 24 hours after his tour de force triumph in the Belmont Stakes that made him racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah is back at Churchill Downs and resting in his familiar stall at Barn 33. The winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the Preakness (GI) and Belmont Stakes (GI) will get a few days rest – along with plenty of treats and good wishes from visitors – following his 5 ½-length victory in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. That victory placed American Pharoah in the company…


Prepare for the Weekend – Your Louisville Guide

It’s an action-packed weekend ahead, and local newsmakers have been busy giving citizens stuff to talk about. Let’s review. . . That Omni Looks Awesome: But will it really happen? (Louisvilleky.com) Will Anyone Really Miss the Phoenix Hill and Jim Porter’s? If you’re a local you’ve likely got some great memories, but had you been to either one lately? The closing was abrupt. (LouisvilleKY.com) My Girlfriend, and 3 Funny Dudes, Together: In the 100th episode of the Rusty Satellite Show. Come to the big party tonight. Let’s Hear it For Mimi Hwang: After a Jefferson County prosecutor made racist comments about Asian-Americans,…


Triple Crown Hope American Pharoah Breezes For Belmont Stakes; Heads To New York On Tuesday

Louisville, Ky., – Under cloudy skies, light rain and 58 degrees, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah completed his serious preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a Churchill Downs track rated “fast” in 1:00.20 with Martin Garcia in the saddle. With a few hundred spectators on hand, Zayat Stables’ home bred son of Pioneer of the Nile came onto the track at 8:30 a.m. ET after the renovation break during the special 15-minute training period for Churchill Downs-based Belmont Stakes contenders. He broke away from the…