The tour continues with apologies from our guide. She's been a terrible slacker this week.
Let's assemble for the walking tour. Outside the museum is an enormous courtyard where the crowd will enter on race day. It has covered areas that carry the names of every Kentucky Derby winner since the race was first run in 1875. Never once through wars, Depression, or even weather events, has the Derby been canceled. All Triple Crown winner names are etched in gold.
Some ticket sales go on at this building. The names of every Kentucky Derby winner are also listed on the name plates at the top of the building.
Here's where the horses will stand as they are saddled. Then the jockeys mount their steeds before being led to the track and more than 150,000 spectators. It's a broiling hot day, but the flowers still look fresh as springtime.
More on Derby Day next post!