Kentucky Derby Museum Features Day Exhibit
Date Posted: 3/29/2006 3:07:24 PM
Last Updated: 3/29/2006 4:01:21 PM

Edited press release

The Kentucky Derby Museum announced the April 17 opening of its exhibit, "What a Difference a Day Makes," which features a retrospective look at the life and career of Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, who retired last year. The exhibit will run through July 8.

"I am excited and honored that the Kentucky Derby Museum is doing this exhibit about the incredibly wonderful and blessed life that I am continuing to enjoy," said Day. "It has been a most enjoyable walk down memory lane as we gathered the items together and recalled some of the highlights. I am grateful for the opportunity to share these with you and pray that you will enjoy them."

Created by Day and his wife, Shelia, "What a Difference a Day Makes," will feature memorabilia from Day's childhood and early years as a rodeo cowboy and jockey. Visitors can see items such as Days' high school drum set, chaps that were worn during his rodeo days, and his 1991 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) jockey's trophy.

With over 8,800 career victories, Day has set records as the top earning jockey and for most races won in one day at a North American track. Day's exhibit will examine his accomplishments during his 32-year career as a jockey and the paths he took to become recognized in the industry and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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