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Expanded Kentucky Derby Museum Seeing Big Spikes In Attendance, Events

Kentucky Derby Museum is celebrating record growth, with attendance rising 11% in its fiscal year. The Museum saw a whopping 242,841 visitors come through the doors, an increase of 23,843 visitors from the previous fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30. The Kentucky Derby Museum Gift Shop also saw an increase in […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum To Offer ‘Full Circle’ Thoroughbred Farm Tour Experience

Kentucky Derby Museum is excited to announce a new, exclusive tour for guests! The Museum has partnered with Unique Horse Farm Tours to give visitors an experience in the Bluegrass State like never before. Unlike any other tour of its kind, the Horse Farms Tour starts at the iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack and Kentucky Derby […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Reflects On Decade Since Devastating Flood

Kentucky Derby Museum is reflecting on the growth it has seen 10 years after a destructive flood. On the morning of August 4, 2009, Louisville, Kentucky experienced record-breaking rainfall, with more than eight inches of rain per hour reported in some areas.  Kentucky Derby Museum was one of the locations taking a direct hit, and […]

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‘Inside The Crown Vault’: Kentucky Derby Museum Announces VIP Tour

Kentucky Derby Museum is excited to take guests on a tour “Inside the Crown.” The Museum has over 10,000 items in its collections, yet only a small fraction is on display at any given time. This exclusive tour gives guests the opportunities to learn about rare artifacts pulled from the vault. This is the first […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum’s Fan Fest Celebrates 100 Years Of Triple Crown

The Kentucky Derby Museum proudly kicks off Derby week with our 4th annual Fan Fest Presented by Watson’s. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the Triple Crown, from Sir Barton to Justify. A panel discussion moderated by leading TVG racing analyst, Caton Bredar, will feature Justify’s jockey, Mike Smith, trainer Bob Baffert and […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Opens Student Art Contest For 33rd Year

Hundreds of pieces of extraordinary student artwork will be on display beginning Monday, January 21st for the Kentucky Derby Museum’s 33rd annual Horsing Around with Art: A Student’s view of the Sport of Kings art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. The competition is open to students in grades one-12 from Louisville Metro public, private or parochial […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Celebrates New Pint-Sized Resident, Tatanka

The Kentucky Derby Museum is celebrating its new companion pony, Tatanka, with a birthday celebration! Tatanka has now taken up residence at the Museum alongside current resident Thoroughbred, Populist Politics. The two are carrying on the Museum’s long-time tradition of having horses on-site for guests to experience when they visit. With no known foaling date, […]

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Farrier And Equine Veterinarian Halls Of Fame Inductees Announced

The International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) will take place Jan. 22-25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The world’s largest equine footcare educational event and trade show will feature nearly 40 leading farriers, veterinarians and equine researchers who will help increase attendees’ equine hoof-care knowledge. This is the 16th annual IHCS, which was started by American Farriers Journal. In addition to […]

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Junior Jockey Club Launched To Engage Youngest Visitors To Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum just launched a fun, interactive way for its youngest visitors to get more engaged with the extraordinary event that is the Kentucky Derby! Visitors up to age 14 can ask to join the Junior Jockey Club when they arrive. (It’s free to join with the price of your general admission ticket!) […]

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Hermitage’s Bill Landes Honored As Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman Of The Year

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners’ 2018 Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award doesn’t just honor the late founder of Oldham County’s Hermitage Farm. This year the prestigious award also recognizes Jones’ long-time chief lieutenant: Bill Landes, who has worked for Hermitage for 41 years, including almost a quarter-century as general manager. Landes is […]

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