‘It’s My Derby’ Fundraiser Gives Trainer Lukas a Chance to Ask the Questions

by | 03.06.2014 | 8:07am
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas was honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit in 2014

On April 18, the Kentucky Derby Museum will present 'It's My Derby', a fundraising event that will be held at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. It will be the fourth year the event has been held, and the first time it will be at Keeneland.

'It's My Derby' brings together past winners of the Kentucky Derby – not only winning jockeys, but owners and trainers as well – and has them participate in what ends up being a lively panel discussion. For the third year, four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas will moderate the event, which, as Jennie Rees notes in the Louisville Courier-Journal, feels much more like friends gathering for good conversation rather than a strict 'question-and-answer' session.

Rees points out that it was Lukas himself who came up with the idea for the Derby Museum; the event was first held in conjunction with the 2010 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs. Lukas took over as host and moderator the following year.

“It's fun, and everybody enjoys it. I think the audience enjoys it,” Lukas told Rees in an interview. “But I think the guys on the stage, the camaraderie come out real strong, as well as the audience getting an up-close and personal look.”

Read more in the Louisville Courier-Journal

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