Lukas, Baffert, Zito to Attend Museum Opening

The Derby Museum was forced to close due to rain damage last August.

The Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs will re-open April 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas, Bob Baffert, and Nick Zito.

The three trainers will take the stage to say a few words prior to the ribbon cutting, which will be followed by a two hour public festival from noon-2 p.m.

The museum re-opens following the ribbon cutting ceremony. The museum was closed after severe rains caused damage to the facility last August.

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