Kentucky Derby fever is starting to warm up. As the date for the 2015 race approaches, so does the growing list of festivals and events around Louisville, KY that supports a day often referred to as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.”

One of this year’s events is a collection of iconic Kentucky Derby photos hand picked by the photographer’s of the Louisville Courier Journal. The collection is on display at Copper and Kings American Brandy Company. There are a limited number of the framed photos available for sale at the exhibit but unlimited prints can be ordered through the derby season.

Some of the featured photographs include:

  • A fight at the finish line with two jockeys in hand to hand combat
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  • The Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew with his mane standing up as he nears the finish line
  • Jockey Pat Day with his arms raised praising God for his Derby victory
  • The earliest color photo taken at the Derby
  • Bob Hope at the track on what is now best known as millionaire’s row
  • The Duke of Windsor walking his dog at the train station (good luck finding a passenger train in Louisville, KY these days.)
  • President Richard Nixon and then Governor Ronald Reagan

You can see many of the photos on the Courier Journal’s web site here.

The iconic Derby images will be on display March 27 through Derby Day May 2 at Copper & Kings:

  • Mondays — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursdays — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Fridays — 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sundays — 10 a.m.-4 p.m

Kirby Adams, Entertainment Reporter previews the Courier Journal’s Iconic Derby Images exhibit with Senior Photographer Pat McDonogh.


 Opening night of Iconic Derby Photos at Copper & Kings


A few of the photo’s hanging on the walls at Copper & Kings

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