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Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville is officially open on LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront

Louisville, KY., – Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront is open and will run through Friday, May 5.  Fest-A-Ville is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Sunday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.   Also, thanks to Churchill Downs, Inc., there will be free admission today. So, for Thursday only, patrons will not need a Pegasus Pin to enter Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. This ultimate entertainment experience features the Waterfront Jam with national talent, family fun, food vendors, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Admission is a 2017 Pegasus Pin. Kroger is Title Sponsor of the event, with Contributing Sponsor…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation Announces Charitable Raffles During Kentucky Derby Week

DERBY FANS ACROSS THE NATION INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN RAFFLES TO SUPPORT THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE AND OTHER CHARITABLE INITIATIVES LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation today announced the opening of three separate 50/50 Charitable Raffle drawings that will be held during Kentucky Derby week, one drawing on each Thurby, Oaks and Derby days. For each raffle, participants will have the chance to win half of that day’s raffle sales, with the other half of the day’s raffle proceeds going toward the Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation in support of its charitable initiatives, including Thoroughbred aftercare, arts and educational…


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Harry Connick Jr to visit LouisvilleKY for the singing of the National Anthem at Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 12, 2017 – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. will sing our national anthem at the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6, 2017.   The multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer and host and executive producer of his own nationally syndicated entertainment show HARRY, will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” live for more than 160,000 fans at the Kentucky Derby. The performance will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle just after 5:00 p.m. EDT and be broadcast live as part of NBC’s Kentucky…


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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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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…


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Derby Pins are now out across LouisvilleKY

VIP OAKS AND DERBY TICKETS A NEW GRAND PRIZE   Friday, March 3, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Spring is on the way! The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 45th edition of the Pegasus Pin is shipping out to over 1,000 locations. Beginning on today, March 6, the pins will be available at grocery stores, gas stations, banks and other retail outlets around Kentuckiana from Elizabethtown to Louisville and in Southern Indiana, as well as online at PegasusPins.com. The pins are $6 each at retail locations and $7 at the entrance to events. Family Fun Packs, which include a package of 5 Pegasus…


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Is there KDF fanatic in LouisvilleKY? KDF and Kentucky Lottery are looking for one

    February 13, 2017. Louisville, KY.  – The Kentucky Derby Festival and Kentucky Lottery are joining forces to find the 2017 Festival Fanatic! One lucky winner, as part of a second-chance promotion, will have the opportunity to claim a prize package that includes nine individual Festival experiences ranging from being the Thundernator for Thunder Over Louisville to seats on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs. Plus, as part of the celebration of the Bluegrass State’s 225th anniversary, the winner receives an overnight stay at a Kentucky State Park Resort of their choice and a golf package.   “The Festival Fanatic…


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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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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…