Calumet Farm focuses on the incredible record of the all-time winningest owner/breeder in Kentucky Derby history. Originally founded as a Standardbred farm in 1924, a switch to Thoroughbreds in the 1930s set Calumet on a historic course. Under the guiding hand of Warren and Lucille Wright, Calumet Farm owned eight Kentucky Derby winners, two of which went on to win the Triple Crown: Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948). The Farm’s champions during its peak were trained by the father-son team of Ben and Jimmy Jones and often piloted by jockey Eddie Arcaro. Calumet Farm remains an active Thoroughbred operation today under the guiding hand of entrepreneur and conservationist Brad Kelley.
Featured artifacts in the Calumet Farm exhibit include the silks worn by Eddie Arcaro in the 1948 Kentucky Derby, a special Kentucky Derby presentation trophy awarded to trainers Ben and Jimmy Jones and the 2013 Preakness Trophy won by trainer D. Wayne Lukas for conditioning Calumet’s Oxbow.