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Horse Play

This feature exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum explores the sense of play that is a true part of the world's greatest sporting event. Horse Play showcases equine toys and games in a hands-on experience for kids and adults alike. Taking the form of an interactive game, visitors are immersed in the sights and sounds around them progressing from a history of horse toys and games to over-sized versions of the artifacts themselves. Drawing from over 140 years of history, Horse Play highlights artifacts, photographs and videos displaying the playful, mischievous, and exciting event the Derby is today.

This exhibit is located on the second floor in the Matt Winn Gallery.

Click an image below to see more of some toys that will be on display:


Download some games to play at home:

Horse Name Game

Derby Crossword

Design your own Silks

Horse Breed Seek & Find

Derby Horse Seek & Find

Make a Horse Puppet

Make a Horse Bookmark




June 2 - August 3, 2014

Local school students were invited to participate in a printmaking workshop and art tour! In the workshop, students created a series of horseshoe prints and used horse racing tack to stamp and add texture in monochromatic colors. The prints were installed to form an 8′ x 10′. version of Secretariat's jockey silks on a wall in our Pollard Gallery. It will be exhibited from June 2 – August 3rd.



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