Dapper Derby Event Update #5

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Dapper Derby Update #5

The Kentucky Derby brings people from around the world to Louisville. There is so much behind the scenes leading up to the races. Champions Day is a day that brings attention to the unsung heroes, the significant women in the racing industry.

Women's March Highlights as Huge Crowds Protest Trump: 'We're Not Going  Away' - The New York Times"Countless women have played important roles in the horse racing world, from Diane Crump to Rosie Napravnik, to Laska Durnell and Penny Chenery. Women have been instrumental in contributing to the advancement and success of the sport. Champions for Change 2022 will focus on celebrating women in racing, highlighting females breaking down barriers in the industry."- Kentucky Derby.

Champions Day will feature five separate panels with different women who will share their acquired experience and wisdom.

Panel 1 (1:00 PM - 1:30 PM) – Owners & Breeders

Owner & Breeder: Barbara Banke, Chairman & Proprietor Jackson Family Wines; Stonestreet Farms

Owner & Breeder: Jamie Roth, Co-Founder & Co-Owner LNJ Foxwoods

Panel 2 (1:30 PM - 2:00 PM) – Jockey & Trainer

Jockey: Jessica Pyfer

Trainer: Helen Pitts

Panel 3 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM) – Aftercare & Veterinarians

Aftercare: Dot Morgan, Founder & Executive Director New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

Veterinarian: Ferrin Peterson, Jockey & Veterinarian

Veterinarian: Dr. Rhonda Rathgeber, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Panel 4 (2:30 pm -3:00) – Kentucky Derby Partners

Industry Partner: Eden Bridgeman Sklenar, Owner & Chairwoman of Ebony/Jet

Industry Partner: Elizabeth McCall, Woodford Reserve Assistant Master Distiller

Panel 5 (3:00 pm - 3:30 pm) – Industry Executive

Industry Executive: Shannon Arvin, President & CEO of Keeneland Association

Industry Executive: Dora Delgado, Executive Vice President & Chief Racing Officer Breeders' Cup World Championships

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Champions Day occurs at Churchill Downs on May 3, with the first panel starting at 1:00 pm. Make plans to arrive early and arrive at your seat! Ticket prices start at $16, click here to buy them! "For groups of 24+, please contact group sales at 502-636-4450 or fill out our Group Request Form".- Kentucky Derby

Although Kentucky is known for its bourbon, there is a fantastic event centered around wine coming back to Louisville. The Kentucky Proud Kentucky Derby Festival WineFest returns May 3 from 5:00-9:00 pm at the iconic Louisville Slugger Field (401 E Main St Louisville, KY 40202).

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"Sip and savor over 100 local wines from Kentucky and Southern Indiana wineries at Kentucky Proud WineFest. For the first time, WineFest will take place at Louisville Slugger Field, where you will be able to walk the concourse while sipping on your favorite wines."-Eventbrite.

This is a 21+ event only. Please present a valid ID upon entry.

Although the event is on May 3, the tickets are selling quickly. VIP tickets are sold out, so get your GA tickets here TODAY!

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"General Admission includes: Wine tastings, Light passed appetizers, Kentucky Proud Cooking demonstrations by Farmer & the Frenchman and paired with Old 502 Wine, Etched souvenir wine glass and WineFest event pin, and an opportunity to shop our Kentucky Proud vendors and sponsor displays."-Eventbrite.

That wraps up the events on May 3. But don't spend all your energy all at once, because on May 4 is the liberty financial great steamboat race! This long-standing tradition is one of the best staples leading up to the Derby. This year's event will host a race between 3 iconic steamboats. The Belle of Louisville, Belle of Cincinnati, and American Duchess will race for a "14-mile course on the Ohio River that starts and finishes at the Clark Memorial Bridge."- Lanereport.

Great Steamboat Race 2021: Belle of Louisville cruises to victory

"Boarding for the Great Steamboat Race will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 pm with all the boats departing the shore at 5:45 for a 6 pm start. The Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following on the Chow Wagon Stage at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Tickets for the Belle of Louisville are sold out but to purchase tickets for the Belle of Cincinnati, call (800) 261-8586."-Lanereport.

Book your tickets quickly before the Belle of Cincinnati sells out as well!

The Derby is a week away and there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate before the race. Look to this blog and the official derby website for more events and details.


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