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Winning Colors: Famous Fillies exhibition

Next Upcoming Date: Wednesday, June 20 2018



This brand-new exhibit in the Matt Winn Gallery celebrates the 30th anniversary Kentucky Derby win of the filly, Winning Colors. ‘Winning Colors: Famous Fillies’ features history, artifacts and more about the only three fillies to win the Kentucky Derby, Regret (1913) , Genuine Risk (1980) and Winning Colors (1988).

The exhibit features the gold cup presented to the Klein Family, the owners of Winning Colors, for her Derby win. The trophy was recently acquired by the Museum from the San Diego Hall of Champions and has now been fully restored to its original condition. Winning Colors was the first Kentucky Derby win for Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens and Hall of Fame Trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Many of the artifacts come from the recently acquired D. Wayne Lukas Collection.

In addition, the exhibit highlights the history of the Kentucky Oaks as well as other champion fillies including Personal Ensign, Lady’s Secret, and Zenyatta.


Exhibit Highlights
1988 Kentucky Derby Gold Cup won by Winning Colors
1988 Garland of Roses won by Winning Colors
1988 Winner’s Blanket presented to Winning Colors
1950 Kentucky Oaks Trophy won by Ari’s Mona