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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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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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LouisvilleKY’s 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map unveiled

Story from Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders Monday to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events in front of the new American Pharoah exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum near Churchill Downs. “The nice weather we’ve had recently has given people the urge to get out and explore,” Fischer said. “There’s a little of something for everyone in the South Points Scenic Area – restaurants, landmarks, beautiful parks – and attractions like the Kentucky Derby Museum. It’s…

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LouisvilleKY’s TARC rolls out six new all-electric buses

Buses travel to major attractions between downtown and Iroquois Park   Louisville, KY., – TARC has begun adding six new all-electric, zero-emission buses along the Fourth Street corridor between downtown and Iroquois Park, stopping at some of the city’s most popular destinations. With the new buses, TARC will have a total of 15 all-electric buses on the road, making it one of the largest electric bus operators in the country. “We know passengers enjoy a quiet, clean ride and it doesn’t get better than this,” said TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker. “We encourage everyone – visitors and residents alike…

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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum getting in on Pokemon Go

Come capture Pokémon at the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack with a limited-time, exclusive access Pokémon Go Tour Photos from Churchill Down’s Facebook page. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 18, 2016) – Join the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs Racetrack on your quest to catch ‘em all! Get ready to capture Pokémon under the Twin Spires and hatch your incubating eggs as our resident Pokémon Go experts guide you to PokéStops and gyms scattered across the Museum and historic Churchill Downs!  You’ll have a chance to explore five PokéStops and two gyms, with exclusive access to the stops inside the gates that are currently not available…

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LouisvilleKY’s Derby Museum displays 2016 fashion winners

Kentucky Derby Museum’s It’s My Derby fashion exhibit updated with winners of the 2016 Hat Contest and celebrity Derby Day ensembles   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 14, 2016) – Big hats and fashionable ensembles are as much a part of the Kentucky Derby as the race itself! The It’s My Derby exhibit captures all the elegance, quirkiness, and flair of this year’s best dressed Derby-goers. The Kentucky Derby Museum changes out the display each year to reflect the style and fashion of the most recent Derby.   Three updated celebrity Derby outfits are now on display, including Monte Durham of the TLC TV show Say Yes to…

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Mayor Fischer urges LouisvilleKY to explore the arts this summer

  Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged citizens to attend the upcoming Arts & Culture Day event and to pick up a Cultural Pass for youngsters. Arts & Culture Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 on the Brown-Forman Lawn at Waterfront Park. “The arts make our city a vibrant place to live and an attractive destination for visitors,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We take pride in our capacity for creativity and lifelong learning, and I encourage citizens to attend Arts & Culture Day and to learn more about the many arts institutions…

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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…