Riders Up!

Wynonna Judd To Perform Derby National Anthem, Martha Stewart To Handle 'Riders Up' Duties

Wynonna Judd will perform the National Anthem at this year's Kentucky Derby, while Martha Stewart will handle the 'Riders Up' announcing duties, Churchill Downs said via a press release early Friday morning. Judd, a Kentucky native, will take the mic just after 5 p.m. ET and her performance will be broadcast as part of NBC's Derby coverage. "I am so proud to represent my home state, taking part in one of the most storied and iconic traditions," Wynonna Judd said. "The Kentucky Derby is something I look forward to every...

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Kentucky Derby Museum Launches Exhibit Upgrade

The Kentucky Derby Museum has launched a $1-million upgrade to its 'Riders Up!' exhibit. Construction began this month and the new exhibit is expected to debut Apr. 12. The museum originally built the 'Riders Up!' exhibit in 2000 as a way to immerse visitors in the Derby and race day experience from the viewpoint of a jockey and Thoroughbred racehorse. The game was last updated in 2010 during a previous museum expansion project. With significant changes in virtual and augmented reality since then, the new version will look to captivate...

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