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Virtual Kentucky Derby

Note: This event has already passed.

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday, September 5. Join in on these simple challenges to get into the racing spirit! 

Receive points for each entry sent to

  • 7 points: make your own outrageous derby hat or fascinator and send a pic of you wearing it! DIY instructions HERE.
  • 6 points: don your best derby attire and share your picture!
  • 3 points: it's all in the name - imagine you own a racehorse, come up with a unique name for it!
  • 1 point each: try your hand at predicting the following:
    • How long will it take to sing the National Anthem before the race?
    • Guess the winner's finishing time
    • Which horse will come in first and which last?

If that doesn't get you into the spirit, why not try one of these derby recipes for 1 bonus point!

You can also play a game of horseshoes for 1 bonus point! Rent a set from Outdoor Adventure Center, +1 (573)596-4223.

All submissions must be sent to with subject line: (your last name) @ Kentucky Derby. Prior to event start time, 2 p.m. on September 5. Winner will be announced September 8. 

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