Public Voting Open For Preakness-Inspired Art Contest

A collection of Preakness-inspired artworks are now on display for public voting at The Art of Racing, an online gallery which showcases art by those inspired by racing both on and off the track. Public voting will last two weeks with the winning piece featured on specially-created Preakness merchandise. Proceeds from the sales of the art will support Park Heights Renaissance, a non-profit dedicated to creating employment and housing in the Park Heights community. View the entire collection of The Art of Racing and vote here.

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'Horsing Around With Art' Winner Announced

Lily Swan, a junior at Mercy Academy in Louisville, has been named the Grand Prize winner of the 36th annual Horsing Around With Art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. The Grand Prize is awarded to the artist whose work best captures the spirit of the Kentucky Derby. Swan's artwork, entitled 'The Bath,' shows Rock Your World receiving a bath after a workout over the Churchill Downs main track. This is the artist's first oil painting. Students from grades 1-12 in Louisville Metro public, private and parochial schools were eligible to...

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Original Artwork Donated to Derby Museum

Kentucky artist Kacy Jackson has donated original artwork entitled "Legacy," which features early Kentucky Derby jockeys, to the Kentucky Derby Museum. The artwork now hangs in the museum's permanent Black Heritage in Racing exhibit. "Art, and how it has been used to document Black heritage in racing, is a key component of the museum's newest exhibit," said Director of Curatorial & Educational Affairs Chris Goodlett. "Placing some of the greatest jockeys in history against the backdrop of the iconic twin spires and the noted garland of roses illustrates how African-American...

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