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Here’s another round-up of LouisvilleKY’s Kentucky Derby Festival’s latest news

FUTURE CAT, CARDS AND HOOSIERS STAND OUT AT BASKETBALL CLASSIC Louisville, KY. –  A crowd of 4,812 was on hand Saturday night at Freedom Hall as Team Lightning defeated Team Thunder 122-109 in the 44th Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (University of Kentucky) was named Team Lightning MVP. WKU signee Taveion Hollingsworth was named MVP of Team Thunder. Xavier signee Naji Marshall was named the “Fan Favorite” in online voting by fans and spectators at the game. This year’s game featured top rated recruits from the nation’s top college basketball programs, including University of Louisville signees…


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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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Offense is King at Derby Fest Classic

Basketball purists need not bother with the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. There’s not much defense or fundamentals on display, but there’s a whole lot of running, gunning, dunking and laughing going on in the annual all-star game, conducted last night at the Yum Center to the delight of 10,019 fans. And talent, oh, yea. Card recruit Angel Nunez launched a 1st quarter three-pointer that seemed to almost hit the roof. IU-bound Cody Zeller had his way under the basket.  Duece Bello, on his way to Baylor, made some eye-popping moves.  There were good moments for U of L recruits…