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Search is on for LouisvilleKY royalty for Kentucky Derby Festival

  August 28, 2017 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival is searching for new royalty! The application process for the 2018 Royal Court opens online TODAY, at KDF.org. Young women from Kentucky or Southern Indiana who are full-time college students (in at least 2nd year) are eligible. The deadline for submissions is October 15.   The Festival’s Royal Court is a great opportunity for any talented young woman to earn scholarship monies, as well as serve as an official ambassador for the city and the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring. The program is not a beauty pageant. Each member of the Royal Court receives two $1,000…


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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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Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court Announced

From KDF.org By Gary Stinson | Published January 11, 2016 January 11, 2016. 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 2016 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 Linda Miller joined KDF President and CEO Mike Berry, as well as 2016 Derby Festival Chair Wes Rutledge, in crowning the newly…