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October 16th

Right to Ride Exhibit

  • Admission: Included with $16 General Admission ticket.
  • Location: Kentucky Derby Museum
  • 704 Central Ave.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40208
  • Time:
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Contact: Susan Furlong
  • Email: sfurlong@derbymuseum.org
  • Phone: (502) 992-5910

Right to Ride Exhibit

recurring event

This exhibit celebrates the brave women who wanted to ride fast horses in professional Thoroughbred races. They went from sideshow fascination on the exhibition circuit to superstar at the major tracks.

Beginning with Kathy Kusner’s landmark Civil Rights court case against the Maryland Racing Commission in 1968, the newly-licensed trailblazers systematically broke through barriers by proving their determination, dedication, and skill as jockeys. In the face of discrimination and disappointment, the first generation of female jockeys found strength in their love of horses and a passionate desire to ride fast horses at any cost. The legacy of their struggle lives in the successes of women like Julie Krone and Rosie Napravnik who distinguished themselves as top riders of either gender. Right to Ride, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Diane Crump’s historic first ride in the Kentucky Derby in 1970, tells this story of the intrepid women who refused to settle for second best and made it possible for future generations of female jockeys to enjoy—at the highest level—their right to ride in professional Thoroughbred horse races.

Exhibit will be be on view everyday. Museum is open 7 days a week. Check our website for hours, as they change slightly in the winter.

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