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Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown

The Kentucky thoroughbred Sir Barton was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes – now known as the Triple Crown – in 1919, inspiring the yearly pursuit of racing glory that continues to fascinate us. For nearly a century, however, achievements by Man o’ War and other great horses of the era overshadowed those of Sir Barton.

Author Jennifer Kelly will share Sir Barton’s story. Copies of “Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown” will be available for purchase and signing.

Cost: $8; KHS members $5. Price includes dessert and coffee from KHS and museum admission―so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Bring Your Lunch: Pay at the front desk on event day.

Pre-order a Boxed Lunch: Cost is $10 in addition to admission. Lunch orders and payment required by 5 p.m., June 28. No refunds for lunch orders canceled after that time. To order call 502-782-8118 or email KHSeducation@ky.gov.

Boxed lunch options:

Smoked Turkey and Pepper Jack cheese. Served on a ciabatta roll with Roma tomatoes and green leaf lettuce, with a side of creamy chipotle sauce. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie and soft drink or bottled water.

Southern Egg Salad (vegetarian). Served on European wheatberry bread with Provolone cheese, red onions and green leaf lettuce. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie and soft drink or bottled water.

*Gluten free bread and desserts are available for all boxed lunch options. Please let us know when you order if you need a gluten-free boxed lunch.

Details

Date:
July 5
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Kentucky Historical Society
Phone:
502-564-1792

Venue

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, 40601 United States
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Phone:
502-564-1792
Website:
https://history.ky.gov