D. Wayne Lukas’s has announced his personal racing collection of trophies and art will be permanently housed at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The collection includes four Kentucky Derby and four Kentucky Oaks trophies, Breeders’ Cup trophies, painting of Winning Colors at Keeneland by Peter Curling, bronze sculpture of Serena’s Song by artist Nina Kaiser, multiple Eclipse awards, and photos from his quarter horse and Thoroughbred training career.
“When I was considering a permanent home for my collection, the museum was an ideal fit to protect and showcase my legacy for many years to come,” Lukas said while making the announcement during a press conference at the museum Sunday.
Patrick Armstrong, Kentucky Derby Museum President, added, “Being the true keeper of the history of the Kentucky Derby, we are always striving to capture and showcase the stories of those connected, whether through oral histories or artifacts themselves. We are very excited to house and display the legacy of such an important figure in the racing industry and really cannot express in words how much it means to the have the Lukas collection at the Kentucky Derby Museum.”