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Event Calendar


April 14 - December 31, 2014


This upcoming feature exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum explores the sense of play that is a true part of the world’s greatest sporting event. Horseplay will showcase equine toys and games in a hands-on experience for kids and adults alike. Taking the form of an interactive game, visitors will activate 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, Horseplay will highlight artifacts, photographs and videos displaying the playful, mischievous, and exciting event the Derby is today. Click here for more about the exhibit.

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


Saturday, July 19, 2014 , 9am

Membership Morning - Members Only Event - RSVP Required

Join us for a Membership Morning on Saturday, July 19 and meet Milt Toby, author of Canonero II, The Rags to Riches Story of the Kentucky Derby's Most Improbable Winner. This book chronicles the compelling story of Canonero II, an unknown horse with an unknown Venezuelan trainer who wins the 1971 Kentucky Derby in stunning fashion and then takes the Preakness Stakes in track record time. Milt is a renowned Turf historian who has been writing about Thoroughbred racing for more than 40 years and this is his latest book. After the program, purchase a copy of the book in the Gift Shop & have it personally signed by the author!

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

For reservations or for membership information, contact Carla Grego at


For info on how to become a member, click here.


Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10am

Canonero II Book Signing

After the Membership event, Milt Toby, author of Canonero II, will be in the gift shop to sign copies of his book.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Night at the Races - Members Only Event - Advanced Purchase Required

The second annual Kentucky Derby Museum's Members Night at the Races will be held on Friday, September 19. The evening will include admission to the track, reserved seat in Millionaire's Row, a delicious meal from Levy Restaurant's Chefs Table and a racing program for the evening. Gates open at. 4:00 p.m. and the first race will go off at 6:00 p.m. We will have a guest handicapper visit us that evening to give us hints on what to look for when making the choices for our wagers. And as a bonus each guest will receive a $2 voucher for their first wager on us.

The cost per person is $60. Reservations will be accepted through Monday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.

For reservations or for membership information, contact Carla Grego at


For info on how to become a member, click here.





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