Keyword: Kentucky Derby Museum

  • Au Moon

    Au Moon Injured in First Start Back

    Au Moon, the 9-year-old brought out of retirement after greeting guests at the Kentucky Derby Museum, did not finish and was vanned off in his first race back at Monmouth Park Aug. 8.

  • Au Moon

    Derby Museum Resident Returns to the Track

    Au Moon, who went to the track several times a week during his stint greeting visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum, is now back in training with David Carroll at age 9.

  • Kentucky Derby Stars Come Out at Keeneland

    Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised "more stories than Mother Goose," and the four-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner--and a panel of five other Derby winners--delivered on that promise.

  • Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat

    Turcotte Documentary to Open Derby Week

    A National Film Board of Canada's documentary, Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte, will premiere during Kentucky Derby Week in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's historic Triple Crown campaign.

  • Adalin Wichman

    Adalin Wichman, Designed Eclipse Award, Dies

    Designed the Eclipse Award statue for the Thoroughbred Racing Associations in 1971. Her works can be found at the Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Horse Park, and Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Bourbon Event to Honor Secretariat

    A limited edition bourbon decanter featuring the likeness of the great Secretariat and his jockey Ron Turcotte will be unveiled May 1 at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.

  • Team Zenyatta (left to right): Trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, jockey Mike Smith, and owners Ann and Jerry Moss.

    Zenyatta Celebration to Kick Off 2011 BC

    Breeders' Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced the launch of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

  • Secretariat press conference panel answers questions at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Secretariat Stars Visit Churchill Downs

    The talents of the upcoming film Secretariat were the star attractions of the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs April 29. Press conference panel included Diane Lane, Penny Chenery, Randall Wallace, and Mark Ciardi.

  • Derby Museum Announces Plans; Reopen in April

    The Kentucky Derby Museum announced renovation plans Nov. 2, an action necessitated by damage from a flood in Louisville, Ky., three months ago. The Museum is located on the grounds of Churchill Downs.

  • Heavy rains on Aug. 4 forced the facility to close until further notice.

    Work Continues at Flood-Damaged Derby Museum

    Cleanup crews are continuing the process of cleaning up water damage at the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is closed indefinitely, and items from the museum's collection that were damaged are being readied for shipment to a conservator in Chicago.

  • Heavy rains on Aug. 4 forced the facility to close until further notice.

    Derby Museum Closed Due to Heavy Rains

    Items at the Kentucky Derby Museum, located on the grounds of Churchill Downs, suffered damage due to heavy rains Aug. 4 and the facility will be closed until further notice, museum officials said.

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    Derby Museum to Hold Barbaro Tribute

    On April 26, after the dedication of the Barbaro memorial sculpture at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum will open a tribute exhibit, Barbaro: The Heart of a Winner.

  • TOBA New Owner Seminar Scheduled

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced April 1 that it will conduct a New Owner Seminar April 30 at the Kentucky Derby Museum, in Louisville, Ky.

  • Perfect Drift during his retirement ceremony at Turfway Park in Sept., 2008.

    Perfect Drift to Reside at Derby Museum

    Perfect Drift, the gelding who earned more than $4 million and finished third in the 2002 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), is scheduled to arrive in Louisville on March 24 and become a seasonal resident at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.

  • Storm Effects Minimal at Churchill Downs

    Power outages to the barn area and the Kentucky Derby Museum are about the only effects Churchill Downs felt from the Sept. 14 windstorm created by the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

  • Flowers surround the Eight Belles memorial plaque in the gardens of the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Eight Belles Honored in Public Memorial

    With more than 200 people in attendance, this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Eight Belles was memorialized in a public ceremony in the garden of the Kentucky Derby Museum Sept. 7.

  • Eight Belles' remains will be interred at the Kentucky Derby Museum Sept. 7.

    Eight Belles Honored at Derby Museum

    This year's second-place Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) finisher Eight Belles will be memorialized in a ceremony open to the public Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Kentucky Derby Museum's gardens.

  • Eight Belles will be buried at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

    Eight Belles to Be Interred at Museum

    Eight Belles, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) but suffered a catastrophic injury moments after the race, will be honored by Churchill Downs Inc. through a series of charitable contributions and initiatives, including the interment of her remains at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

  • Clay model replica of the Barbaro statue which will be created by Alexa King.

    King Selected to Create Barbaro Statue

    Surrounded by images of their deceased colt projected on the walls of the Kentucky Derby Museum, Roy and Gretchen Jackson May 1 announced they have selected equine sculptor Alexa King to create a permanent memorial honoring the 2006 Derby victor.

  • Justin Vitek

    Vitek Fundraiser Considered Big Success

    Through the support of many in the horseracing industry, jockey Justin Vitek will have $60,000 to help defray costs stemming from his battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. About 250 horsemen and racing fans gathered at the Kentucky Derby Museum April 21 for dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions.

  • TOBA to Conduct New Owner Seminar

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced April 16 it will conduct a new owner seminar May 1 at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.

  • Justin Vitek

    Inside Track: The Hardest Mile

    Feb. 14 was a relatively normal day for Justin Vitek, although the jockey felt a little more fatigued than usual.

  • Racing Celebs to Raise Money for Backside Education

    Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Carl Nafzger are among the celebrity bartenders who will take part in a fundraising event supporting the Backside Learning Center and the Race for Education to be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum next to Churchill Downs following the running of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) Saturday.

  • Equine Artist Clark to Paint at Horsemen's Education Benefit

    Nationally-renowned equine artist Robert Clark will be painting live at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs on Saturday, June 16, as he works on a portrait of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense for the second annual Horsemen's Education Benefit.

  • The recently-discovered trophy awarded to Sam Riddle after War Admiral won the 1937 Kentucky Derby.

    War Admiral's Kentucky Derby Trophy Found

    The Kentucky Derby Museum has located War Admiral's 1937 Kentucky Derby Gold Cup Trophy, and it will be loaned to the museum for its Kentucky Derby Gold Cup exhibition in 2010.