The Kentucky Derby Museum has completed a $6.5 million expansion - adding an additional 11,000 square feet of exhibition space to the museum's second floor. Architectural and design services were provided by Hubbuch & Co.; Fabrication and installation were provided by Solid Light. This is the largest expansion in the museum's history and one of the largest renovations since a major refurbish project following flooding in 2009.
The project includes two new exhibits featuring the stories of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, "D. Wayne Lukas: The Modern Trainer and Hall of Fame" and celebrity jockey Bill Shoemaker, "Bill Shoemaker: Larger Than Life."
Only a fraction of the Lukas collection is on display; on one wall of the exhibit is a large trophy case, crafted by Solid Light, filled with 200 to 300 trophies, and artifacts from his early career. Each item represents a significant memory and tells a story of his famed training career.
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“D. Wayne Lukas and Bill Shoemaker are icons of the Thoroughbred racing industry. We are excited to share their stories and keep their legacies thriving for years to come.”Patrick Armstrong
President and CEO, Kentucky Derby Museum