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“The Race is On” at My Old Kentucky Home
May 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2021
It’s DERBY time in Kentucky and My Old Kentucky Home is proud to roll out the roses, silks, hats, and more with our Kentucky Derby exhibit, the “Race is On!” Our exhibit includes items from the world-famous horse, Secretariat, and racing silks from Secretariat’s horse farm “The Meadows!” See My Old Kentucky Home’s “Kentucky Bowl,” a trophy carefully and exquisitely handcrafted in crystal by the world-famous Steuben glass works, designed by Sidney Waugh, a member of the original Monuments Men that helped to save priceless works of art during WWII. The beautiful trophy for the Stephen Foster Handicap, a Grade I stakes race and an important precursor to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will also be displayed. The song, “My Old Kentucky Home” will be performed on each tour by our talented guides!
Fantastic, bizarre, imaginative, over-the-top, and gorgeous Derby Hats and seersucker fashion will be on display in the mansion’s parlor, in addition to My Old Kentucky Home’s own set of Coin Silver Mint Julep cups made by William & Archibald Cooper. Learn the story of how “My Old Kentucky Home” became the official post parade song of the Kentucky Derby and My Old Kentucky Home’s horse racing history that connects the 200 year old farm to virtually every Kentucky derby winner in history! This exhibit highlighting Kentucky’s most famous fun-filled celebration known as the “fastest two-minutes in sports” isn’t one to be missed! Tours are available every hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Last Tour begins at 4 p.m.) For more information visit www.visitmyoldkyhome.com or call 502-348-3502.