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P.O. Box 951 Madison, AL 35758 • 256-682-0345 •

Letter from Mayor Welcome to another outstanding Madison event! As the Mayor of Madison and on behalf of the Madison City Council, we are very proud to welcome you to our 2nd Annual Madison Derby Days, to be held on May 4, 2013 in historic downtown Madison. Our Derby Days celebration has grown tremendously over the past year bringing yet another fun and exciting event to our growing and revitalized historic downtown. Last year my wife, Dana, and I along with hundreds of residents had a wonderful time enjoying Madison’s Kentucky Derby celebration. As a city government, and with the support of our local businesses, we are very excited about our Derby Days celebration and proud to provide it for you. We hope that you and your family will enjoy Madison Derby Days this year. Special thanks to event Director Dawn Johnson and the many amazing volunteers that we have in the city of Madison for their dedication toward making this a great event for our residents. Sincerely,

Troy Trulock Mayor

It’s been my pleasure serving as the MSHPS president for the last three years and being involved with the Madison Derby Days. I didn’t realize how much effort goes into a street festival. We’ve learned a lot during our first Madison Derby Days and look forward to an even better one this year. Our sponsors, the community and the MSHPS have rallied together to make these events memorable and exciting. The proceeds from last year’s Madison Derby Days helped fund the clock being installed on the corner of Main and Wise Street. This year’s festival will include live coverage of the Kentucky Derby, fashion shows, good food, music, a designer showcase home tour, human hamster ball races…the list goes on. This is a free event, so come out and enjoy Madison Derby Days with us. Mark your calendar for May 4th, 3:00 - 9:00 pm. Ron Johnson President, MSHPS

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History Entertainment schedule Schedule Madison Station clock Designer Showhouse The Pink Pelican Fashion Show Thank you to our sponsors

2013 Derby Days Committee Dawn Johnson, Chairwoman Ron Johnson, President MSHPS Charlie Nola, VP MSHPS Doug Smith, Secretary MSHPS Cindy Sensenberger, Treasurer MSHPS Elbert Balch Opie Balch Teddy Powell

Rickki Powell Andy Stewart Kristen Stewart John Rankin Lynn Crumbley Shrail Heinrich Deborah McDaniels Larry Anderson Walt Anderson D J Klein Sady Zayas Visser Dana Burrows

The Historical Society

The Madison Station Historical Preservation Society was established and incorporated on March 22, 1984. The objective of the Society is to promote the preservation of architecturally and historically significant buildings and

sites located within the City of Madison, and to further the knowledge of the members of this organization and the general public of the historic values within this area. A variety of interesting projects are supported by the society which include establishing a local historic district of the old downtown area and adjacent residences, re-creating the original Round House City Hall, preserving local cemeteries, participating in local festivals, hosting the annual Madison Derby Days celebration and historic home tours, and social gatherings for reminiscing and collecting valuable historic facts. We invite you to attend our monthly meetings which are held the fourth

Thursday of each month in the Round House museum on Front Street, in historic downtown Madison. Membership in the Madison Station Historical Preservation Society is open to anyone interested in learning of and preserving the history of the town of Madison. Our website address is: www.

The Original Derby of the South Madison Station Historical Preservation Society is bringing awareness of the area’s history in early horse racing in the Deep South and the breeding of American Thoroughbreds by establishing an annual

celebration named “Madison Derby Days.” The cover of this Madison Derby Days flyer features an illustration by Currier and Ives of the historic race between Peytona and Fashion. In this race, Peytona put North Alabama in horse racing history by winning the 1845 North vs. South race on the Union Course track in Long Island, New York. Peytona was sired by Glencoe at the Cypress Plantation in Florence, Alabama. Glencoe ultimately sired fourteen Kentucky Derby winners. In the early 1800’s, the North Alabama area had large racetrack and stable operations like the Green Bottom Inn Jockey Club, Boardman Mills Stable, and Pulaski Pike Track. News accounts as early as November 2, 1819 tell of President Andrew Jackson, coming to Huntsville, Alabama to race his horses at the Green Bottom Inn track, where Alabama A&M University is located today. In the early morning hours of November 13, 1833, attendees at the Pulaski Pike Track races witnessed the spectacular Leonid meteor shower that is known to have inspired the famous 1934 jazz standard “Stars Fell on Alabama.” Not many are aware that just a few miles from downtown Madison, Alabama, the vision of brothers Elijah and John Boardman significantly influenced horse racing in the United States through

the breeding savvy to capitalize on saving of American American breeders the time Thoroughbreds in and money necessary to go to the early 1800s. England for stock was assisted Horses bred in by North Alabama’s racing the stables of prominence and trends in horse Boardman Mills racing news coverage. seeded the area Pedigree and breeding had with the lines become so important that from royal studs at magazines and publications England’s Hampton refused to report on any horse Court, Lord without established lineage. Chesterfield’s, the Gone were races where Duke of Grafton’s non-pedigree horses could be and Sir Thomas entered. Stanley’s. Thoroughbreds set the Charles Nola In 1838, the standard for racing and the Boardman brothers 1831 first run of the Phoenix VP MSHPS stocked Boardman Stakes is recognized as the Mills with imported stallions, brood mares, oldest recorded Thoroughbred race. and choice horses personally selected by Arriving 44 years later, the Kentucky Derby a noted English horseman named Richard is now considered the United States’ Tattersall. “It is the only establishment of premier annual thoroughbred racing event. its kind in the United States,” wrote the So the next time you are traveling on Editor of The Spirit of the Times, “and it Interstate 565, glance over at Redstone is conducted upon a scale so grand, both Arsenal, just east of Zierdt Road and think in regard to the extent and the quality of Boardman Mills role in establishing the and value of its stock, as to rival the most origins of horse racing in the Deep South celebrated studs in England.” These initial and in breeding America Thoroughbreds. imported stock helped transition American In May 2012, the Madison Station breeding in the United States with lineage Historical Preservation Society conducted that continues today. the First Annual “Madison Dery Days” The Boardman brothers’ business celebration.


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Entertainment Schedule Madison Mountaintop Band

Rep. Mike Ball and his band play “Shade Tree Music” primarily Bluegrass, but also some country blues, gospel, and Southern Rock with a Bluegrass flair.

Cristina Lynn

Local artist Cristina Lynn will grace the event with her vocals. Lynn is one of Madison’s most popular vocalists.

Zoot Suit Riot Production

Terri Michal, owner. We provide music and entertainment for all types of events, from the most intimate weddings to the biggest art show in the Southeast. We’ve got the music to do it all!

Crosshair Productions

Stephen Holley, Owner Audio, lighting, staging, rentals.


3:00 – 4:40 pm

Cristina Lynn Bandito Stage 3:01 pm

Zoot Suit Riot Fashion Stage 3:15 pm

Posh Mommy and Baby Too Fashion show Fashion Stage 3:45 pm

American Girl (Fitness Arts) Fashion show Fashion Stage 4:00 pm

Pink Pelican and Pelican Joes Fashion show Fashion Stage 4:30 pm

Irish Dancers(Fitness Arts) Madison Belles Main Street Café Stage 5:10 pm


Mayor Trulock rallies Festival goers for the 139th Kentucky Derby Race to be televised by Dr. Eddy’s Main Street Café Stage 5:30 pm

Winners announced for Kentucky Derby Hat contest Main Street Café Stage 5:40 – 7:00 pm

Mike Ball and the Mountain Top Band Main Street Café Stage 6:30 pm

Bed Races - Announced by Councilman D.J. Klein Main Street Café Stage 7:00 pm

Cosmic Mamma Bandito Burrito 7:01 pm

Uptown Girl Boutique fashion show Fashion Stage 9:00

Close of festival

New Madison Station clock will help replicate an era downtown By Aldo Amato A new clock will soon be installed in downtown Madison thanks to combined effort between Madison Derby Days and the Madison Station Preservation Historic Society. Dawn Johnson, chairman of the Madison Derby Days Committee, said that she is excited to see the clock that was purchased with funds from the 2012 Madison Derby Days. “We are very excited to see the clock be installed,” she said. “It should be and I hope it will be before this year’s Derby Days.” Johnson said the process of choosing the double-faced clock began right after Derby Days last year. “After the last Derby Days, we met the next month to decide what to do with proceeds,” she said.” Several ideas came up and the clock won the vote.” After the clock won the vote, Johnson and the committee approached the Madison City Council to accept the clock and request installation services. Johnson said that city agreed to pay for the installation and the process went smoothly. Zoning Administrator Sherri Blair said that the clock is made by Berdin Design Group based out of Ohio and stands over 10 ft. tall from ground level. It will have a flower base around it. As far as the design of the clock, Johnson said that the committees agreed on a design that would tie into the downtown area’s history. “We voted on the two-faced clock design and it matches the era Madison Station was established in,” she said. “It is going to be green with gold accent and we voted to put the words ‘Madison’ at the top.” Johnson said that the clock has been shipped and is scheduled to arrive in the next coming weeks where it will remain with Public Works until it is ready for installation.






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Fashion Show The Pink Pelican and Pelican Joe’s are small, woman-owned businesses in Huntsville, Alabama. The Pink Pelican is a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store that’s tickled pink to offer the complete line of Lilly Pulitzer including ladies, mens, kids, accessories, stationary, home goods and shoes for spring, summer, fall and resort. The Pink Pelican also carries gorgeous jewelry from Pandora and Fornash as well as great giftables including Palm Beach Sandals, Sweet Pete Monogrammed Moccasins and Seda

Letters of interest will be accepted until May 30 2013.

France Candles. Pelican Joe’s focuses on classic American style with southern service and offers great men’s brands that include Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Southern Marsh, State Traditions, The Southern Shirt Company, Bills Khakis, High Cotton, Smathers & Branson and more. We’ve recently added some new brands to our offerings: Hart Schaffner Marx, Water’s Bluff, Carrot & Gibbs and Good Ole Boys.

Derby Days 2013  

Madison Derby Days

Derby Days 2013  

Madison Derby Days