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I never tire of hearing folks recount their Derby memories. Maybe it is because I am a story collector, but I lthink it has mostly to do with the inevitable twinkle in their eye and wistful expression that appears before the narrative is even out of the gate. Not every Derby tale is a romantic one, but they are almost all notable. My first Derby memories involve sitting practically nose-to-screen while watching the race on television. I lived only three hours south of Churchill Downs, yet the “big city” of Louisville seemed far away and the Kentucky Derby like a luxury reserved only for a fortunate few. The Sunday Silence/ Easy Goer rivalry in 1989 was the firs time I recall being completely enamored by the sport and insistent upon designing my Saturdays around the remaining Triple Crown races. Long before I became a voyeur of track fashion, when an Easter bonnet was the only hat in my possession, far before I knew the difference between Millionaires Row and The Paddock, the horses were my first lov . This issue is dedicated to those fast and fier , enchanting and enthralling, beguiling and beautiful beasts. Not just the three-year-old Thoroughbreds that command so much attention this time of year. We look to Kentucky’s rich equestrian culture to discover additional ways in which the Bluegrass State commands global attention. From the Saddlebred industry’s World Championship Horse Show held annually in Louisville to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event held every year in Lexington the week before Derby, this issue offers a fresh perspective on this season that is a little town and a lot of country. Even though Louisville is often referred to as the northern most southern city, there is no denying that the Kentucky Derby is a quintessentially Southern tradition. When I first saw a peek of the images from Southern Accent, a contemporary exhibit that will open at Speed Art Museum on April 30, I had a very visceral and powerful reaction to the content. As Minda Honey uncovers, it is a delightful, surprising and sometimes provocative contemporary expression of what it is to be Southern. In it, you will see the pride of our heritage, the shame of our past, the rejection of our stereotypes and the embrace of our authenticity. I have relished the opportunity to collect the Derby stories contained within this issue to share with you, and I must leave you with one of my own, one I thaw out or serve cold every year like Kern’s Derby Pie. I tell it often without shame of redundancy because I think it describes, better than almost anything else, why we embrace this month-long party for a two-minute race and why we communally invest so much energy and enthusiasm into this tradition. It was only when watching a countdown of the “greatest athletes of the century” in 1999 (yes, our beloved hometown hero Ali topped the list) that I learned that, upon an autopsy, it was discovered that Secretariat’s heart was twice the size of an ordinary horse’s heart. Now, there is a very scientific reason for why an enlarged heart would have contributed to his athletic excellence, but I like to think that running with his heart made him the greatest in ways that have nothing to do with the actual physicality of the organ. Run with your heart and you will always finish first. Tha s what I like to tell myself, at least.

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elissa Moore summarizes her passion for horses with the words of Winston Churchill. “The e is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man or a woman.” “Well, he didn’t say the part about the woman.” she offers with a laugh. “I added that ” Melissa knows a great deal about adding a place for women in the equestrian industry, following in the footsteps of her mother, Donna Hobbs Moore, a legend in the world of American Saddlebreds. In the 1980s, Donna, whom The New York Times referred to as, “the woman with the immaculate blond coif and the Kentucky twang,” became the first woman in the business to act as a judge at the World Championship Horse Show. Melissa has now served as a judge at the World Championships, the Saddlebred equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, three times. She has something else in common with her pioneer mother — she cannot be out worked. You could say Melissa’s success in the Saddlebred industry was inevitable, though a career as a horse trainer is not what her mother wished for her. Born to the famous Hall of Fame horse trainers Tom and Donna Moore, she made her debut in the show ring at age 6 and won her first World Championship by age 12. “I realize and appreciate the opportunities I have had because of them,” she explains, “but there is no way to live up to what they have done in this industry. I have to just try to do my best and be proud of my own achievements.” Her father’s likeness is immortalized in a life-size bronze statue that stands tall outside Freedom Hall, a place where he claimed many victories, but Melissa has emerged from the shadow of her parents’ fame to earn her own reputation in the barn, in the ring and in the world as an ambassador for the American Saddlebred. Before pursuing her love for horse training fulltime, Melissa was on the fast track for another passion — fashion and modeling. She graduated a year early from Woodford County High School so she could study design at Brooks College in Long Beach, California, where she again graduated at the top of her class, created a custom-made leather clothing line all while being cast for commercials, runway shows and print modeling opportunities in Los Angeles. She managed to amass over 25 film and television credits to her name while living in New York and L.A., and was the muse for a comic book series called Melissa Moore Bodyguard as well as a series of trading cards. Even with those demands on her time, she never

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allowed herself be away from horses for too long, often visiting the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank to indulge her love. When her father fell ill with cancer in 1994, there was no hesitation in a permanent return to Kentucky to help with his training facility. Following his death, she established Sunrise Stables in Versailles, Kentucky, where she now has clients from all over the U.S., houses close to 90 horses on two farms and trains 27 of those. “I think what many people don’t realize about me,” Melissa explains, “is how much I love to work. I only have four people who work for me here so I do a great deal of it myself. I don’t ask them to do anything that I can’t do. I can run every piece of machinery on this farm.” Her days start far earlier than the time of day that the name of her stables would imply. Melissa is up at 5 a.m. every day cleaning stalls, feeding horses and riding, driving or breaking them, depending on their particular training needs. She tries to sneak in 10 to 15 minutes of yoga, but even that is motivated by the need to be well-stretched for riding. The e are no days off in this industry. Horses must be fed every single day. She gives her staff Christmas Day off so that they can be with their families while she works Sunrise Stables alone. In turn, they usually organize an effo t so that she can be free on Thanksgiving Day. “I take vacations, but they have to be well-planned so nothing goes wrong,” she says. Much of her travel is dictated by a grueling competition season where she travels all over the country with clients from March until November competing in Saddlebred disciplines of Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Western and Driving. Melissa is also highly sought-after as a judge, though she tries to limit judging to four shows a year, traveling as far as South Africa, England and Toronto to adjudicate. “I work with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) on teaching judges’ clinics as well. I enjoy the judging side of competition so much,” Melissa says, “first, because I get to dress up and wear an evening gown every night, but mostly because it is so cerebral. What I do with training horses is very physical, so it is nice to have that balance.” Melissa also still manages to achieve that balance through modeling. She signed with a Louisville

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Like so much of what makes our city iconically and uniquely Louisville, Northwestern Mutual has deep local roots, along with the reach and strength of a national network. It was 160 years ago that the company was founded, with the first Louisville offic opening its doors in 1870. With that much history, tradition and legacy, you might not expect “courage” to be Northwestern Mutual’s guiding principle. But how else does a company garner recognition on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and at the same time also be recognized as One of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity (Black Enterprise Magazine) and One of the Best Workplaces of LGBT equality (Human Rights Campaign)? Courage. Plain and simple.  It’s the guiding principle for Northwestern Mutual’s Financial Advisors as they work with clients on creating financial security and standing up for what is truly needed to obtain it.  It’s the guiding principle that aligns them with the fight against pediatric cancer, a fight in which Northwestern Mutual purchased the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Championship floors, with all proceeds going to Norton Children’s Hospital.  Tha ’s the foundation on which the local offic rests (literally, check out the photo) and from that springboard, with a little courage, we can all reach our full potential.

MATTHEW ALLEN Matthew Allen is as comfortable in the great outdoors, whether he’s hunting or golfing, as h is discussing financial planning. e recently took a group of clients on a pheasant hunt and says, “Knowing my clients personally as well as professionally is important to me. When I really know them, I am able to customize their care. I can be there for them as they make critical life changes — purchasing homes, deciding on retirement, changing careers. I get to see my clients, rather friends, make their dreams come true.

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A native of Cecilia, Kentucky, Matthew’s client base extends beyond Louisville to surrounding counties. He focuses on serving the unique fina cial needs of healthcare professionals, as well as families and business owners.

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MICHAEL BUSH, CLU, CHFC AND CODY MATTHEWS, CPA When you meet Michael Bush and Cody Matthews, you can instantly tell why their family and retirement clients feel comfortable entrusting their financial planning with them Michael, a graduate of St. X and Bellarmine, takes personal pride in Northwestern Mutual’s local history and involvement, “I love this city and am amazed at how many people Northwestern Mutual has worked with in its nearly 150-year presence. As I work with couples on retirement strategies and estate planning, I have seen just how many generations this company has helped to leave legacies in Louisville.” “My wife and I have two young children, who mean the world to me. When I work with my clients, I want them to understand all the options available to them so that they can best plan for their family’s future. I understand the emotional as well as the financial investment that we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with everything in the world that matters to them.” Cody Matthews relates easily to young families forging their own financial path. When people come to him for advice, he makes the recommendations that he’d make if he and his family were in a similar situation. “My favorite clients are the ones that regardless of where they are starting are excited about the future and how the work they are doing now will pay off in the end ” “I moved to Louisville from Texas after meeting my wife, who’s a Louisville native. As a CPA who used to travel across the country serving clients, I can say that Louisville is the biggest small city I’ve been in — Everyone knows each other. But I’ve also learned that many people want to work with a Financial Advisor who isn’t in their close circle and to create a new and independent relationship when it comes to making a personal financial plan ”

ROB KING It’s with seemingly boundless energy and ever-present smile that Rob King serves his clients and his community. A graduate of dupont Manual High School, Centre College and Leadership Louisville Ignite, Rob is an avid alumni supporter. He’s an active board member of the Crimson Mission, Centre College Alumni, and the Louisville Ballet Board of Directors. He was recently chosen by the Louisville Metro Council as the honoree for his district, as part of a Black History Month program.

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“I’m a firm believer in giving back and providing opportunities for others to succeed. I’m fortunate that I get to work with so many individuals that feel the same way. Each one is diffe ent and the work we do reflects that. For those approaching retirement, we many times discuss how financial freedom will allow them to volunteer. For the single or divorced mother, it can be about how they help their children further their education. For the family or business owner, it may incorporate how to leave a legacy to a cause.”

MITCH BARNES, CLU, CHFC, CAP AND AARON YOUNG, CFP, CLU Mitch Barnes and Aaron Young are a dynamic team. Mitch already had 20 years of experience at Northwestern Mutual when Aaron came on board as an intern. Mitch was drawn to Aaron’s enthusiasm and dedication. The two have been working together for 10 years now, and their team-based approach brings together their combined areas of expertise and offer clients a deep knowledge of their full financial picture. With 30 years of experience, Mitch Barnes has expertise in many areas — including fee-based fina cial planning, wealth management, private client services, trust services, and estate planning — but special needs planning is especially near to his heart. “My family established the Duchenne Research Education and Miracle (DREAM) Foundation in honor of my son Mitchell, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Funds raised by the foundation go towards research and help make area playgrounds accessible to all children. I know how important it is to me make sure the DREAM Foundation is as financially sound and successful as possible, and I bring that personal experience to each client whose goals include making sure their financial ealth benefits others ” Completing the Ironman Triathalon is one of Aaron Young’s greatest personal achievements. “Nothing feels better than setting a tough personal goal and then achieving it. I think about that every time I work with my clients to set their financial goals. I want to help them establish a plan that makes a positive impact on their lives.” In addition to the planning work Aaron does with professionals, physicians and families across Louisville, he has a passion for working with businesses and business owners. “The e are a lot of things that weigh on a business owner’s mind. When I can partner with them on business succession strategies, qualified plans or key employee benefits, I like to think it will help them sleep better at night.”

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o design a space is to enhance it, all the while ensuring that the owner feels comfortable in their home. Our home, above all other places, is where we ought to feel connected, calm, and relaxed. Good design inspires these moods. The owner of this urban chic apartment in Louisville’s historic Dartmouth building (built in 1922) spent a number of years in the fashion design industry, traveling the globe from New York to Milan to Paris, and working with the likes of Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, and Donna Karan. A fashion industry insider, he was privy to the latest design trends. He returned to Louisville with a clear vision for his space. What did he want most when he got back home? Relaxation and authenticity. After all of the travel, with everything strategically placed in just the right order, designed in the perfect way, and shone in the perfect light, he wanted to come home and let go. “We hired Bittners to design the interiors and Frank Pierce to design the space back to the original architecture, with a modern twist,” says the owner. The white on white walls and beautiful dark, hardwood floor create a calm and soothing interior, giving it the feel of a Parisian apartment.

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It is a welcoming and warm space, a place that is at once comfortable and a genuine reflectio of the owner. Why so much white? “Working in the fashion industry your eyes are so often bombarded by colors and patterns. You want to retreat from that. I knew this apartment had to be a white canvas,” says the owner. Entering the apartment, you are immediately struck by the beautiful dining area. The white marble top table is lined with 19th-century French Empire chairs, upholstered in Pierre Frey fabrics. Mirror plates dot the white walls and an Italian Empire crystal chandelier radiates light from the center of the room, light that is softened by the Jim Thompson silk draperies adorning the windows. In the corner of the dining room sits a unique Biedermeier secretaire. One of many Grand Tour sculptures rests atop it. Here, cast in bronze, is the form of a man, frozen in time. Every element of his form is displayed for all to see. The e is no façade. It is real and genuine. Gertrude Stein once said, “America is my country, and Paris is my hometown.” The owner of this flat could say the same. When he came home at the end of a job, he wanted to bring a piece of Paris with him. Antiques he purchased over the years in Paris between fashion shows can be seen throughout the apartment. The nearby kitchen is a nod to the functional and simple. The same serene white palette colors this space. An antique French marble top pastry cart serves as an island, with wonderful hanging pots above. The kitchen is galley-style, but surprisingly spacious. “We wanted to create a galley-style kitchen to move guests out from hanging in the kitchen and into the dining room,” says the owner. When asked if it worked, he proudly exclaims, “It absolutely worked and whoever happens to be cooking loves it!” This owner is fond of entertaining and this design functionally gets all guests together in the same space to enjoy one another’s company. Moving through the apartment, one is taken aback by a beautiful hallway that wasn’t always so breathtaking. The original hallway was framed with drywall. However, Bittners and architect Frank Pierce had another idea. By adding in distinct architectural elements to the hall, framing the passage and its ceilings at multiple points,

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the space suddenly became dimensional and dramatic. The juxtaposition of stark white walls and dark hardwood floors continue throughout the home, as does the Parisian motif. At the end of the hallway atop a beautiful Biedermeier chest is another Grand Tour bronze of Narcissus, an 1862 original, standing in front of an original Bittners custom-made, handcrafted mirror. In a nearby sitting room, a beautiful oil painting of two nude women adorns the wall. It is raw and authentic. Below the painting sits a plush Amy Howard sofa. Its fabric texture is soft to the touch, a Scalamandre velvet stripe whose gentle caress would calm any traveler home from a long journey. On the tables lining the side of the sofa are beautiful 1860 griffi stone statues. Accenting the sofa are hand-painted Fortuny pillows as well as striking animal prints. In the foreground of the photo is a true design treat. Steel and leather French campaign furniture can be seen on either side of the sofa. “You know, the French did everything with style,” says the owner. The chairs were actually used for relaxation by officer of the French military and restored for this home. An ornate mantle can be seen surrounding one of the fi eplaces in the home, with an 1880 academy drawing and 16th-century bronze Italian statuettes resting above. This mantle is one of two original to the building. The white wool chairs, seen facing the hearth, were custom made by Bittners. The second fi eplace in the home is adorned with a magnificent photo of a horse bowing its head. The piece is by renowned equine photographer Donna DeMari. DeMari is a widely successful international fashion photographer who, after leaving the fashion industry, turned her sights on the aesthetics of horses. While the homeowner describes his space as having an international feel, he smiles and admits there are many elements reminiscent of Kentucky, this beautiful photo being one of them. This homeowner wanted a piece of Paris in his Kentucky abode and this chic urban apartment overlooking Cherokee park certainly fits the bill. With the treasures of international travel dotting the entire space, a decidedly Parisian color palette, and the seamless designs of architect Frank Pierce and Bittners bringing it all together, this home is a truly beautiful destination.

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an exhibition always doubles the work and time you put in, rather than taking the load off. But if you have a great partner, it also provides you with another perspective that is invaluable. Miranda is an ideal partner – smart, hard-working, insightful, who defends her beliefs, but also is willing to listen. Their great rapport translated into an exhibit that is regional in focus, but has a national reach. “[W]hile it’s a show about what it means to be Southern,” Schoonmaker explains, “at its heart, it is an American story, not a strictly regional one.” The exhibit explores the emotional and imaginative power of the South, the ways in which it captured the heart and minds of Americans. “While Trevor and I have endeavored to broaden the conversation about what is perceived as ‘Southern,’ we also wanted to amplify connections between what can be observed about the South and what is felt about the South,”Lash writes in the catalog, “both by Southerners and other Americans.” Th exhibit features 60 diffe ent artists and more than 100 works of art spanning from the Civil Rights Era to present-day. As a curator who developed her entire career outside of New York and who has always practiced regionalism, Lash offers a unique perspective. “What I can contribute is giving a voice to someone they might not see,” she explains versus a repeat of a Mark Rothko show or another Richard Serra show. Southern Accent took four years to come together. “A lot of racially charged events happened in the midst of putting the show together,” Lash says. “We had the Trayvon Martin assassination, the growth of Black Lives Matter,” she explains, “and all of that informed the catalog and who we included in the show.” When it came to choosing the artists, Lash and Schoonmaker sought out both established and emerging creators to tell the story of the contemporary South. As for the content of the catalog, the exhibit also includes discussions of the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and by Dylann Roof in Charleston, North Carolina. Thecatalog pairs essays and poems with the artwork from the collection. Lash draws special attention to Womanish, an essay written by Dr. Brittney Cooper, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University. It is a piece that explores Cooper’s “Southern black womanhood” through her

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relationship with her grandmother and her experiences in graduate school. Lash also expects that recent events will shape how the exhibit is received. “Th tenor of this country has changed since the election.” Lash says, “I think it will be very interesting to see if that affects how people perceive the show.” The show opens at the Speed Art Museum April 30th and will run through October 14th. In conjunction with the show, the museum will partner with the Louisville Free Public Library on a reading list that pairs Southern novels with their film adaptations. A summer music showcase of female songwriters in the South is in the works, and Wiltshire at the Speed will feature a menu of southern cuisine on Sundays. Put yourself in a Southern frame of mind while you wait for the show to open with the 209-song, 13-hour Spotify playlist curated specifically for Southern Accent. The South and its contributions are often overlooked or trivialized by the art world, Lash points to the omission

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of Southern artists from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial 2014 to make the point. However, the Whitney Museum managed to include, “nine artists who lived or worked in Europe.” With the ommissions in mind, Lash saw Southern Accent as an opportunity to tell the untold, to display the unseen. “I love exploring hidden stories,” she explains. “I’m a fir believer that there’s great art everywhere.” While the South is often seen through the misleading racial binary of black and white, Southern Accent includes artwork representative of the immigrant, Native American, Asian American, and queer communities that also call the South their home. “We wanted to show how the South has changed over time,” Lash explains, adding, “It has one of the fastest growing Latino and Asian populations in the country.” The inclusion of immigrant communities was infomed, in part, by her personal experience. “I am the child of immigrants,” Lash says. “My mother is from Mexico. She came to the U.S. as a young girl.

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Top left: Skylar Fein - Black Flag, 2008, wood, plaster and acrylic, 43.5 x 72 inches. Bottom left: Walter Inglis Anderson - Hummingbirds, 1955, watercolor on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches. Right: Amy Sherald - High Yella Masterpiece: We Ain’t No Cotton Pickin Negroes, 2011, oil on canvas, 59 x 69 inches.

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I She worked very hard and became a doctor. I am who I am today because of her. I feel very strongly that immigrants are the backbone of this country and I wanted that expanded vision of the South to be a part of the show.” The immigrant experience is showcased in the work of Diego Camposeco, who is also a child of Mexican immigrants. “His work shows people working in tobacco fields ” says Lash, “because many of the people who work in our agricultural sector, especially in the South, are Latinos.” Southern queer communities are captured by Catherine Opie, who photographed Durham’s queer community. Jeff ey Gibson, a Choctaw-Cherokee painter and sculptor, presents I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, a punching bag overlaid with glass beads which points to both the historic and the contemporary prescence of indiginous peoples in the American South. “The e’s a beautiful video in the show by Jing Niu,” Lash adds, “about Chinese Americans who moved to the South and have setup chains of Chinese restaurants.” The work of several black artists, including Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Gordon Parks add to the expansive collection and spotlight persisting racial tensions of the South. But Lash and Schoonmaker were cautious about the exhibit maintaining a balance between criticism and celebration. The South is a complicated place, filled with tragedies and triumphs, and the art emerging from the regions speaks to this complexity. “At times when you’re critical of something it drowns out other things that you’re trying to say,” Lash admits, “and there are pieces that are critical of the South. And I was worried that people would focus exclusively on those.” That, at least in Durham, was not the case, “I was so happy to see people coming to the show because they were proud that they were from Durham and they were excited to see a show that was about the South. They left the show feeling like the South is an amazing complex, diverse place,” Lash shares. “The reviews coming back saying we clearly love the South — that was a huge validation.” Southern Accent will pair beautifully with another Southern-focused show at the Speed: Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection. Reily, originally from New Orleans, is now based in Louisville. His collection of photos span from the Civil War to the present. Th photographs feature place — landscapes, buildings, natural sites — with very few people. Lash says of the exhibit, “It’s telling the story of the South through sense of place. Stephen Reily has a very nuanced and complex understanding of the Southern landscape as being a place of beauty but also a site of so many atrocities.” Lash is pleased Southern Elegy will run alongside Southern Accent, “It focuses on how do we understand the South’s past whereas Southern Accent is how do we think about the South in the present and towards the future. So, they’re perfect complements artistically.” The exhibit features 75 photographs, among them, Deborah Luster’s Tooth for an Eye series that depicts sites of murder in New Orleans, acknowledging this city’s continuing struggle with crime and violence. “Field Bling,” a poem in the Southern Accent catalog by Ada Limón, expresses a narrator’s awe at fi eflies, “I call them field bling./I call them,/ fancy creepies.” Out West, there are no fi eflies, no lightening bugs for the children to capture in jars and use as makeshift nightlights. Stumbling upon a field of magical, twinkling fi eflies on a warm night is a truly Southern experience. But there are also no mosquitos out West, the pesky bloodsuckers that make certain night-excursions come at a price. Thi symmetry is the South, where we mix the pain and blood of our dark past with a hopefulness for our future and a glimpse of magic in our present.

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early a decade ago, Formé Millinery founder and owner Jenny Pfanenstiel was in Chicago when a meeting with a milliner from New York steered her career path towards the art of millinery (otherwise known as hat making, specifically women’s hats). Since then, Pfanenstiel’s hats and fascinators have graced the heads of Oprah, First Lady Michelle Obama, and recently, Second Lady Karen Pence. And now, Pfanenstiel stands in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, where her hat shop has been located for a year since she permantly relocated to Louisville, to announce her appointment as the first ever Officia Milliner of the Kentucky Derby Museum as well as discuss her recent fashion collaboration with heritage clothing label Vineyard Vines. “I didn’t go to school for millinery,” said Pfanenstiel. “I went to school for fashion design at the Art Institute of Colorado. I thought I was going to create costumes for the rest of my life; I did that for about 15 years, making costumes for Cirque du Soleil, commercials and movies. I did a Grammy dress for Margaret Cho, the famous peacock dress that got on the best/worst dress list, which I am very proud of.” Despite her burgeoning career in costuming, Pfanenstiel says she always loved making hats, and a chance meeting with a milliner from New York while in Chicago led her toward a new career path. Upon learning more about the milliner’s 35 years of hat making — as well as the fact that millinery was still practiced in the United States — Pfanenstiel took a weeklong hat making workshop taught by the milliner at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan. Having already honed her skills at hand-sewing garments, blocking and sewing hats came naturally to her. “When I started making hats, I was doing events in Chicago,” she began when asked about what brought her to Louisville. “At one of the events, a person next to me who was from Louisville said, ‘You really need to come to Kentucky to sell hats for the Derby!’ I never even contemplated it at the time.” A year after her chance encounter with a Kentuckian, Pfanenstiel visited the River City for the first time, falling in love with the city and its people. Louisville returned the favor, showing support for the newly minted milliner as a small business owner, a feeling “very, very diffe ent” from that experienced in a large city like Chicago. The love shown to Pfanenstiel was enough for her and her husband to permanently move to their new Kentucky home after selling their Chicago abode three years ago.

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As for the location of her studio, Pfanenstiel is happy to be in Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center. Back in Chicago, she ran her business out of her home, since real estate is at a premium in the Windy City. Once her Chicago residence sold — a mere two months before Derby — Pfanenstiel found herself “frantic in finding a place” to hang her hats. A customer of hers noticed her need and suggested Mellwood for the Milliner’s home. Pfanenstiel set up shop inside the center to resume “business as usual,” eventually relocating to her current spot along the primary courtyard. “I love it here,” she said, “because I love being surrounded by other artists. Th antique mall is here — I love antiques. I really like the vibe and environment. Plus,” she adds, “I like the rustic feel of Mellwood.” Just a few miles to the south of Mellwood is Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum. In February 2017, the museum announced Pfanenstiel would be its Officia Milliner, the first distinction of its kind in the museum’s 32-year history. “I’m so honored and humbled to have been asked,” she said. “Th Kentucky Derby Museum has followed me and what I do for a few years now.

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Forme Millinery partnered with Vineyard Vines, The Official Style of the Kentucky Derb , to create an exclusive fascinator collection seen here in blue (right) and red (opposite page).

It’s just nice to see that all those hours and hard work that I’ve put into growing my business have paid off and peopl have noticed.” Pfanenstiel explains, “I’m very grateful for this title.” As the Officia Milliner of the Kentucky Derby Museum, Pfanenstiel has a $600 hat on display, as well as a selection of hats for sale at its gift shop. The prices of her wares at the gift shop range between $350 and $500, compared to between $350 and $2,000 at her Mellwood location. She will also participate in several education programs through the Derby Museum with schools throughout the Commonwealth, educating students on the history of the hat industry and its relationship to the Derby alongside the museum’s usual education curriculum. “Hats have been a part of the Derby since the 1800s,” Pfanenstiel notes. “I’m very proud to talk about that and about the history of millinery, and how [the latter] relates.” Another relationship involving Pfanenstiel and Formé Millinery bloomed in mid-March of this year, when the firs seeds of her partnership with heritage fashion label Vineyard Vines blossomed. The partnership’s roots go back to the millinery’s trunk shows at Kentucky’s Kenneland in Lexington, a few of which occurred at the same time Vineyard Vines had trunk shows of their own at the famed track. Finding a kinship with the label because of their similar founding stories, it was only natural for both brands to form a partnership in due course. “[While doing the trunk shows], I noticed [Vineyard Vines] never had

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fascinators. I thought, ‘Fascinators are making a comeback, and [the label] should have a fascinator line.’ Last year, I contacted them to talk about doing a co-branded fascinator line.’” A few conversations later, Pfanenstiel created 15 pieces, then fl w to the label’s Connecticut home for a presentation with 15 decision-makers. Following approval of and tweaks to a few designs, 509 hats were delivered to Vineyard Vines, all to be sold online and through a handful of the label’s brick-and-mortar stores. Though Derby has been Pfanenstiel’s day off in years past — aside from attending a few parties around the city — the Kentucky Derby Museum’s officia milliner may be at this year’s extravaganza to see her hats and fascinators dot the heads of those milling about Millionaires Row and the infield, while she, perhaps, visits the betting window to put money on the ponies with the best names, a method she says usually works for her, much to the chagrin of those who study the stats of each horse closely. In the meantime, Pfanenstiel will be helping as many customers as possible top off their Derby best, especially those who haven’t considered donning a hat or fascinator before. “Hats really make a great statement piece.” Pfanenstiel explains. “I really think that they are the icing on the cake for an outfit; they complete it. I tell people who maybe haven’t worn hats before [to not be] afraid to try something new.” She adds, “The e are hats for everyone, big and small, subtle and dramatic. One of my favorite parts of my job is helping someone find just the right hat ”

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great hat. A refreshing mint julep and a reservation at Jeff Ruby’s. For many, that is the true show, place and win of the Kentucky Derby. A coveted table at one of the finest restaurants in Louisville has become a symbol of status for those hoping to see and be seen on Derby weekend, especially on the Thursday leading up to the first aturday in May. In fact, so competitive are the effo ts to secure a space, that John Wilson, Sales and Marketing Manager for the hot spot, says that he has wannabe guests who have been trying to get in for over six years. “We have groups who dine with us every year,” he explains. “The e are large groups who dine in the platinum room who ask if they can sign the contract for the following year as soon as they finish dinne .” What is it about Jeff Ruby’s in Louisville, or the other locations in Cincinnati and Nashville, for that matter, that makes it so highly sought after by celebrities and fine diners? Jeff Ruby, the mastermind behind the brand, has a few theories. Besides being a genius restaurateur, he is entertaining, unapologetic and larger-than-life. Some might speculate that his personality and reputation alone are to credit for the brand’s success, if the food and the ambience didn’t measure up and exceed expectations in every way, blowing that theory out of the water. “To make a decision in my life,” Ruby explains, “I ask three parts of myself what to do. Two of the three have to agree in order to move forward. Any two. I ask my gut, I ask my heart and I ask my brain.” This method seems to have served him well when it comes to establishing the famed Jeff uby’s franchise. “The e are many components that I weave into the creation of a restaurant and each adds another texture that enhances the

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experience for our guests.” He continues. “Some are so subtle that they are subliminal, and I may be the only one that knows they are in there. Collectively, they create the ambience that people experience. Our guests digest the ambience with every bite of food and every sip of wine. The e is a sensory experience they expect to justify our price point. I know of very few restaurants that go to the extremes that I do to provide this, certainly not steakhouses. I think it is a part of our longevity. We flouris during recessions, we flourish during mad cow disease, during Obama, unprecedented competition, casual dining trends, fin dining collapses, cholesterol scares, downtown safety issues, my outspoken, no-filter controversies. Something as simple as the piano playing in the background gives my restaurants a vibe.” Ruby, a great lover of music, says he took cues from Jimmy Hendricks when it comes to style, originality and charisma. “You have to be diffe ent than everyone else,” he says. “You have to set yourself apart.” Just one of the ways he accomplishes this is by acquiring one-of-a-kind antiques to place in his restaurants. Ruby frequents auctions all over the world to source unique items from the past and with a past that honors the restaurants’ art deco interiors. “This chandelier was owned by a Saudi prince,” he points out. “These doors were the elevator doors from the Chrysler building in New York.” With each room, he uncovers the story behind the find. “James Caan dined in this room and couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw this picture,” he says referring to a hanging image from The Godfather. “He said he had never seen that picture before because that scene ended up on the cutting room floor! He tells the story of an intricate chandelier hanging in the main dining floor of the Louisville restaurant that had previously hung in the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami in the fifties. He was

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so committed to incorporating that detail that he coordinated a video to be taken of the dismantle, so they could transport and reassemble in Louisville. The restaurant closed for seven to ten days to hang the piece. All of those details have garnered an elite fan club. Louisville was Ruby’s first endeavor outside of his hometown of Cincinnati, so it was a calculated risk that was in tandem with The Galt House undergoing a massive renovation in 2006, long before the development of the YUM! Center would assure that you wouldn’t even be able to get a belly to the bar at Jeff Ruby’s prior to a University of Louisville men’s basketball game. The intention was to open before Derby that first year, but Ruby pulled the plug on that plan, recalling, “I didn’t want to have short term greed for long term disaster.” Their first Derby the following year proved to be a memorable one in many ways and earned Jeff Ruby international headlines. Ruby sets the scene as only he can: “In this dining room we have had princes, (the Prince of Monaco), queens (Queen Latifah), stars (Star Jones) and a good fella (Joe Pesci). We’ve served everyone from the King of Jordan to Michael Jordan. But, we really became famous when he had a double murderer thrown out. That turned into the number one sto y in America.” In Jeff Ruby’s book “Not Counting Tomorrow: Th Remarkable Life of Jeff Ruby,” where every chapter is named after a song, there is one titled “I Won’t Back Down” inspired by the song from Tom Petty. I asked Mr. Ruby to tell me in his own words about the day he asked O.J. Simpson to leave the restaurant since it had been told in others’ words so many times. “The only reason I was even here that Friday was because Nick Lachey was here and I needed to talk to him about two things.” Ruby begins. “The place was packed. It was so busy, the only place for me to sit was up on the stage. I grabbed a cigar and a drink and I sat up there. An employee approached me all giddy because he said O.J. was here and I remember thinking, ‘Shit.’” Jeff Ruby and O.J. were friendly acquaintances since O.J. had frequented some of his other restaurants in the past. In fact, the two had been photographed together on several occasions. All of that had been before the murder that led to the trial of the century and a not-guilty verdict. “All I could think about was the expression of Ron Goldman and his daughter when they announced the verdict,” he recalls. “I don’t know him but I felt pain for him.” It was time for Jeff Ruby to revisit the three questions in order to make a decision. “My heart said, ‘Do it for Ron Goldman and the Brown family,” he explains. “My brain said, ‘You need to think about this.’ My gut didn’t yet know. So now, I have to ask my closest consultant — Jack Daniels. Thanks to Jack, the gut finally said, ‘Do it.’ I got my two. I don’t need you, brain. My brain abstained, but then again, my brain had been abstaining for years.” The e were uniformed cops in the restaurant, either as standard Derby security or hired by other celebrities. But, Ruby wanted to handle this one himself. “O.J. was in the Churchill Room at a big table by himself. I looked at him and simply

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said, ‘I’m not serving you.’ Apparently, my GM saw me motion like an umpire though I don’t remember doing that,” he recalls. “I just turned around and walked away. He could have just sat there and then things would have escalated. I fully expected that to happen. I didn’t think this was going to go as smoothly as it went. O.J. eventually got up and followed me. He looked at me and said, ‘I understand. Do you mind if you find the other 12 people I’m with to let them know.’ He was so nice I almost reconsidered!” Ruby laughs. “I stopped short of shaking his hand and saying, ‘Thank you for being a gentleman about it,’ but I didn’t because I remember what he did.” The story blew up over the weekend, but Ruby didn’t realize he was the topic of the top trending news story in the country until Monday morning at around 11 a.m. He later did an interview with Jimmy Kimmel and Howard Stern who said, “Look we have no problem with you throwing him out, but we do have one question. Who were the 12 people who wanted to have dinner with him? ” Without missing a beat, Ruby responded with, “It was the jury!” John Wilson has his own memorable Derby stories from his 11 years with the restaurant. Like the time Tom Brady’s people called trying to get a table for 12 for Derby night. “I’m not a big sports fan,” Wilson says, “so it took me a minute to process the

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request. When it clicked, I accidentally said out loud, ‘Oh! Giselles’s husband!’ I got to tell Tom Brady that story face-to-face when I met him at Derby and he was very amused.” Or the time Mary J. Blige sang the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby and dined at Jeff Ruby’s that Thursda , Friday and Saturday night. “We had gotten to know each other pretty well over the course of those three nights and she was wearing the red dress and over six-inch heels that she had performed in that day.” Wilson describes. “I was escorting her out the front when we ran in Cyndi Lauper who wanted a photo of Mary with her son. Well, Cyndi is kind of loud so it didn’t take long for everyone to start catching on to Mary being there. I then needed to escort her out the kitchen. As soon as we walked out the back door, hoards of people came running toward her. We get a lot of star gazers Derby weekend camping out around the restaurant. As they approached she looked at me and said, ‘Well, let’s at least get that photo together before I have to run off ’” Now John has one more “money shot” to add to his large collection. Of course, Jeff Ruby’s is more than provocative headlines and wild celebrity-filled Derby nights. It is a fine dining staple of our city year ‘round that has found a permanent and respected home in Louisville, Kentucky. But, trust that we’ll keep watching to see what legendary stories are born there from Kentucky Derby 2017.

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Written by Tonya Abeln • Photography by Ben Radvanyi

he ultimate test of horse and rider. One event, three disciplines, testing the resolve of the timeless partnership between horse and rider. Race enthusiasts in this region embrace and celebrate the bond between horse and jockey, the unspoken bond, the symbiotic relationship that, when translated to mutualism for two minutes of the first Saturday in May, results in absolute magic. The greatest race. The greatest day. The greatest time of the year, we pridefully boast about the Kentucky Derby. We fill the week before with brunches, tastings, parties and, of course, many more hours at the track when you factor in Opening Night, Dawn at the Downs, “Thur y” and Kentucky Oaks. What many don’t realize is that the week before we gather to sing “My Old Kentucky Home” at Churchill Downs, merely an hour away from the famed spires, is one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian competitions, known to its fans as “Th Best Weekend all Year.” It is the Rolex Kentucky Th ee-Day Event held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. So how is it, for all the global fame and stature that this competition has garnered, and at such a close distance, that most in Louisville are completely unaware of its existence? The event specifics come in the great rule of threes, though it is not quite as simple as “win, place and show.” Instead you have “Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping.” The culture surrounding the Th ee-Day Event is a bit counter to what is expected from a Derby weekend though there is an offici Land Rover Tailgating experience that may feel familiar for those who like their horses with a side of bourbon. Think golf etiquette as opposed to “Go, Baby, Go!” Think understated cloche hat instead of a wide brim adorned with feathers and fl wers. Thin Dubarry of Ireland boots to brave the dirt and mud instead of the traditional Hunter Wellington boot. The event has a very distinct fashion culture and flat or comfortable shoes for walking are an absolute

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must. If the Kentucky Derby feels quintessentially Southern, the Th ee-Day Event most certainly feels English. In fact, it is the English that coined the descriptive term “Th ee-Day Event” when the sport of Eventing became entrenched in the equestrian activities of Great Britain. Despite the Old World feel of the competition, its history doesn’t stretch as far back as horse racing, which was established in the United States in 1665. The equestrian sport of Eventing was introduced at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912 under the name “The Militaire,” given that it was patterned after the

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training of military chargers: precision, elegance, obedience, stamina, versatility and courage. The French captured the essence of the sport in ideal terms when they coined it as “Concours Complet d’Equitation,” translated to “complete equestrian competition.” Tha is, quite simply, what the Th ee-Day Event is — a comprehensive test of all-around horsemanship of the rider and ability of the horse. In Kentucky, it begins on Thursday and Friday with Dressage in the spectacular outdoor stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. This phase of competition tests the gait, suppleness and obedience of the horse through a series of prescribed movements. Perhaps the most popular from a spectator perspective is Cross-Country, when thousands gather on Saturday to watch horses gallop over four miles of challenging terrain, including the negotiating of ditches, banks and water hazards, at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. In 2004, the Cross-Country Test was shortened to eliminate the Roads and Tracks and Steeplechase phases. Finally, on Sunday, horse and rider soar over obstacles during the Jumping Test. Rolex Kentucky riders compete for a share of the $350,000 in prize money and, much like the Triple Crown, have a chance at winning the $350,000 Rolex

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Gram Slam of Eventing, which would include the winning of the Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton and Land Rover Burghley Four-Star Events in succession. Kentucky’s is the first competition of the year on the international calendar. Equestrian insiders widely refer to the last weekend in April leading to the first weekend in May as the best week of the year because they can go to Keeneland, attend the Rolex Kentucky Th ee-Day Event and then head to Louisville to watch the Kentucky Derby. For those interested in adding Rolex Kentucky to their Derby festivities calendar, it will take place this year April 27th through the 30th with multi-day, single-day, tailgating and hospitality packages available. In fact, this year introduces the first ever “Glamping” package (glamorous camping) that includes a sturdy waterproof canvas tent outfitted with two twin beds or a queen bed. The Rolex Kentucky Th ee-Day Event has been designated by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) as a “Four Star” competition, the sport’s highest designation, given only to the Olympic Games, World Championships and six other events in the world. Just another reason that springtime in the Bluegrass blooms with Kentucky pride.

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Photography: Clay Cook Creative Direction/ Styling: Alex Hepfinge Photography Assistants: Hunter Zieske, Louis Tinsley, Chelsea Marrin and Ashley Roberts Hair and Makeup: Anastasia Gerdes Model: Stephanie Johnson

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Diamond choker $3,950; White gold single row pave diamond open point ring $549; Elongated pave diamond double band ring $549; Open three tier diamond ring $799; Rose gold open design diamond ring $599; Rose gold leaf design diamond ring $675; Open bypass bar ring $299; Diamond fringe earrings $799; Adjustable diamond lariat necklace $799. All available at Davis Jewelers.

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Triangle pendant $575; Crossover diamond ring $750; Open end diamond ring $899; Diamond pave triangle ring $699; Diamond lined ID bar bracelet $499; White gold open design three row diamond ring $599; Gold diamond ring $399. All available at Davis Jewelers.

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Black matte rhodium finish brushed bangle $350; Black rhodium plating curved band with brushed finish $225; Slim bangle $295; Curved band with a high polish finish $195; Large brushed finish bangle $695; Small brushed finish bangle $350; Cu ved band with brushed finish $225; Black rhodium finish brushed hinged bangle $695; Brushed cuff $995. All part of the John Hardy sterling silver Bamboo Collection. All Available at Davis Jewelers.

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While the first Saturday in May has long been established as a fabulous day for fashion, both immoderate and refined, it is now Friday that is most recognized for its blush and bashful beauty. Thanks to the increasing popularity and competitiveness of Longines Fashion Contest, Kentucky Oaks has become the day to put all your effo t into the ensemble. Need some inspiration for the 143rd running of the fillies? Let’s look back at last year’s standouts. From fine and feminine to frilly and fuscia, remember, you get points for wearing pink.

2016 Longines Fashion Contest Winner, Shannon Rajewski.

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Horses and Bourbon: The rest are details

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ust barely an hour east of Louisville, nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, lies one of the earliest settled districts in the Commonwealth. It is a quiet and charming place, just off the beaten path of Interstate 64 that seems to serve up the perfect mixture of a small town rooted in pride and a savvy city leaning purposefully toward the future with a bustling industry that continues to modernize and reinvent itself. You can call it Versailles, but the folks from out of state seem to have a difficul time being able to reconcile that spelling with our unique pronunciation of the county seat. It is Woodford County and there is something very distinct about the beauty of its land…something exclusive…something special. The e is a sense of true artisanship in everything that is produced from Woodford County, but never more than in the crafting of their horses and their bourbon. In Woodford County, horses and bourbon are indisputably the driving force of their culture and economics. It boasts some impressive and surprising statistics to prove it. The e are more racehorses in Woodford County than people. Furthermore, it houses more bourbon barrels than the entire population of Kentucky. The two could have one thing in common — the accessibility to Kentucky’s unique limestone water, which some hypothesize is what makes the bourbon made in the Commonwealth well, bourbon. Despite a well-propagated myth, the spirit does not have to be made in Kentucky to be legally considered bourbon, but that hasn’t stopped Kentucky distilleries from having an absolute corner on the market. What else is limestone water filled with? Minerals, like calcium, that could be, on some small scale, advantageous

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to horses that are born, bred and trained here. Whether conjecture or science, the experts at Woodford Reserve Distillery believe it is the essential element in Kentucky’s legacy. The same water that makes our bourbon, fills the troughs and buckets of some of the finest Tho oughbred farms in the world. Call it serendipity if you want, but Kentucky is defined by the bourbon in its barrels and the Tho oughbreds in its stalls. The immaculate and historic grounds of Woodford Reserve Distillery are tucked away behind the miles and miles of black wooden fences, settled amid the rolling bluegrass hills and elite and established Tho oughbred farms of Woodford County. It is considered hallowed grounds by bourbon enthusiasts, not only because it is one of the most respected bourbon brands, but because it is one of the oldest, sitting on the site where Elijah Pepper first began crafting whiskey in 1812, and where later, Master Distiller James Christopher Crow made a landmark discovery and introduced the implementation of sour mash in fermentation, thus perfecting his whiskey-making methods. Woodford Reserve is crafted in small batches. This process allows them to use all fi e sources of bourbon fla or, yielding a finishe product that can be distinctly described as crisp and clean. Th distillery, a National Historic Landmark, houses a 500-foot-long gravity-fed barrel run, the iconic copper pot still, and 100-yearold cypress wood fermenters. Woodford Reserve achieves its color and signature fla or by ensuring that every drop seeps into the charred and toasted white oak of the barrel. This technique is accomplished through their use

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MINT JULEP The traditional erby Day cocktail, and a Southern ritual crafted from bourbon, simple syrup and mint. INGREDIENTS 2 oz. Woodford Reserve 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup 3 Fresh Mint Leaves Crushed Ice INSTRUCTIONS Express the essential oils in the mint and rub them inside the glass. To the same glass, add simple syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice. Stir. Garnish with more ice and fresh mint. Best if enjoyed through bourboncolored glasses.

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of a heat cycled barrelhouse one of the only of its kind in the world. While the number of people internationally who are beginning to speak the language of bourbon is increasing exponentially, there is still a great deal of mystery that shrouds the spirit. Woodford’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon is comprised of more than 200 fla or notes. Woodford works meticulously with fi e fla or sources to craft their Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, but it’s the grain that produces the defined taste. If you have a taste for innovation, perhaps the Double Oaked series is your tipple with the rich and colorful fla or that comes with a twice-barreled bourbon. Finally, the distillery’s Master’s Collection harkens back to the early processes of the 1800s in honor of the pioneers, owner Oscar Pepper and Master Distiller James Crow. The most recent release in this series is a Brandy Cask Finish, the first whiskey to be finished in an American brandy cask. Only the second Master Distiller in the history of Woodford Reserve, Chris Morris is committed to pushing creative boundaries. His patience and supreme craftsmanship will assure that Woodford Reserve will remain one of the world’s fastest growing bourbons. “The idea is to create new and diffe ent things with an artisan’s touch,” Morris says. “Things nobody’s ever done before while maintaining the essence of Woodford Reserve that everyone loves.” Now, grab your favorite bottle of Woodford and mix up the signature cocktail of the greatest two minutes in sports and remember, it’s only an officia Mint Julep if it’s made with the Officia Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 6-9 PM KICK OFF DERBY SEASON AT CHENOWETH SQUARE! STOP BY AND ENJOY A FUN EVENING FULL OF MUSIC, STORE PROMOTIONS AND ALL YOUR DERBY NEEDS! Chenoweth Squrae is owned by Walt Wagner and managed by the Walter Wagner, Jr. Company.

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CALENDAR The corn tops aren’t quite ripe but the meadows are definitely in bloom; so, let’s make music all the day (and night) with these Derby-centric and Derby-season events. Put on your topper, grab your Julep and get ready to brunch, ball and bourbon your way to the first Saturday in May. Photography by Tim Valentino, James Eaton, and Bill Wine

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King Southern Bank BourbonVille

For: Kentucky Derby Festival Where: Louisville Palace Theatre When: 6 p.m. Tariff: VIP-$75; Individual Ticket-$50 Info: discover.kdf.org The 2016 KDF Queen Madison Orman at the Fillies Derby Ball.

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Fillies Derby Ball

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KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway

For: KMAC Museum Where: 700 Block of Main Street When: 7 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception; 8 p.m. General Admission Reception; 8:30 p.m. Runway Show, Followed by After-Party Tariff: Patron Package-$1,000; VIP Seat-$300; 2nd Row Seat-$175; 3rd Row Seat-$150 Info: kmacmuseum.org/kmaccouture2017

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For: Down Syndrome of Louisville Where: Louisville Marriott

Downtown When: Red Carpet Entrance-6:30 p.m.; Dinner-7:30 p.m.; Winner’s Circle AfterParty-9 p.m. Tariff: Table of 8-$2,500; Individual Tickets-$250; After-Party-$25 Info: downsyndromeoflouisville.org

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Jocktails at the Derby

For: Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund Where: The Ice House When: 7 p.m.; After Party-10 p.m. Tariff: Invite Only; After Party-$10 Info: info@derbyVIP.com

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2016 Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks.

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Thunder VIP Rooftop Party

For: Kentucky Derby Festival Where: 201 North Brook St. When: 2:30 p.m. Tariff: $150 Info: discover.kdf.org

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Derby Preview Party

For: Wellspring Where: Millionaires Row 4, Churchill Downs When: 6 p.m. Tariff: $175 Info: wellspringky.org

Kentucky Derby Museum Gala

For: Kentucky Derby Museum Where: The Mansion at Churchill Downs followed by Dinner at Kentucky Derby Museum When: Cocktails-6:30 p.m.; Gala Lounge-10 p.m. Tariff: Lounge Tickets-$150 Info: derbymuseum.org

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Celebrity Day at the Downs

For: Kentucky Derby Festival Where: Churchill Downs, 6th Floor When: 11:30 a.m. Tariff: Preferred Table of 8-$1,200; Reserved Table of 8-$1,000; Preferred Single Ticket-$150; Reserved Single Ticket-$125 Info: discover.kdf.org/celebrity-day-at-thedowns/

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The Great Gatsby Thurby Soiree

Where: Louisville Water Tower Park When: 7 p.m. Tariff: Table of 8-$1,300; VIP Couch Reservation-$1,400; VIP-$175; Individual Ticket-$100 Info: michaelisevents.com

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For: 100 Black Men of Louisville Where: Galt House Hotel When: 9 p.m. Tariff: 3 Tables-$25,000; 2 Tables-$15,000; 1 Table-$5,000 Info: 100bmol.org

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Oaks Breakfast

For: Boys and Girls Haven Where: The Olmsted When: 8 a.m. Tariff: Table of 10-$1,000; Table of 8-$800; Individual Ticket-$100 Info: boyshaven.org

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Unbridled Eve Derby Gala

For: Blessings in a Backpack, Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Various Charitable Initiatives Where: Galt House Hotel When: 7 p.m. Tariff: Sponsor Table of 10-$15,000; Table of 10-$10,000; VIP Ticket-$1,500; Individual Ticket-$1,000; Dance Party-$350 Info: unbridledeve.com

MAY

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Barnstable Brown Gala

For: University of Kentucky’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center Where: Historic Highlands Mansion When: 8 p.m. Tariff: VIP-$3000; Individual Ticket-$1,250 Info: 502.491.6778

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The Grand Ballroom at the Galt House for the 2016 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala.

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Silks in the Bluegrass

For: Operation Open

Arms, Inc. Where: Crowne Plaza Louisville When: 7 p.m. Tariff: Table of 10-$2,500; Individual Ticket-$250; Luxury Lounge-$85 Info: openarms.org

MAY

5

Fillies & Lilies Party For: Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Where: Kentucky Derby

Museum When: 7:30 p.m. Tariff: $599 Info: derbyexperiences.com

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Where: Mellwood Arts Center When: 10 p.m. Tariff: Inquire for Guest List Consideration Info: filliesandstallions.com

MAY

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Derby Eve Gala

For: American Lung Association Where: Seelbach Hilton

Hotel When: 8 p.m. Tariff: Table of 10-$3,000; Individual Ticket-$300 Info: derbyevegala.org

Derby Breakfast

For: The Historic Homes Foundation Where: Farmington Historic Plantation When: 9 a.m. Tariff: Southern Breakfast-$150; Bourbon and Biscuits $60 Info: historichomes.org

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Winner’s Party

Where: Kentucky Derby Museum When: Immediately Following the Kentucky Derby Tariff: Inquire for Pricing Info: derbyexperiences.com

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