On Wednesday, August 19, 2009 staff from the Kentucky Derby Museum moved all of the trophies from the main floor exhibit cases to a vault at Churchill Downs. Staff walked approximately 80 trophies by hand in white gloves across the courtyard for temporary storage. The trophies are being moved to protect them during the cleanup while the cases are cleaned and sanitized.
Media was on the scene to record the walk...
WFPL - Derby Museum Repairs Continue
Kentucky.com - Trophy Walk
Wave 3 - Derby trophy's moved out of museum for cleanup
WHAS 11 - 80 Derby trophies being moved as part of museum flood cleanup
Fox 41 - Kentucky Derby Museum valuables moved