For the first time since opening its doors in 1985, the Kentucky Derby Museum added a Triple Crown Championship banner to the rafters of the Great Hall.
Joining the owner’s silks from the 11 other Triple Crown Champions, American Pharoah owner Zayat Stables is now permanently enshrined among Thoroughbred legends like Seattle Slew, Secretariat and Affirmed. The banner was hung in a special ceremony inside The Great Hall Aug. 3, two days following American Pharoah’s latest win in the Haskell Invitational.
The Museum also updated the progress for the revamp of its hallmark exhibit, “The Greatest Race,” the 360-degree high-definition show that serves as the centerpiece for the first floor exhibits. The crowd was shown a screen resolution test, comparing the show as it looks now and what visitors have to look forward to in December, when it will be upgraded to the latest “Ultra” 4k resolution. Once completed, “The Greatest Race” will be the first 360-degree, seamless 4k story-based immersive media experience in the world, with a presentation incorporating 30 million pixels, making it one of the largest digital displays permanently installed in a public attraction.
“The Greatest Race” will premiere to the public December 6.