Media Center


Press releases with up-to-date information on the Kentucky Derby Festival, as well as its events, programming and promotions are posted regularly throughout the year and daily during season (April) in the Media Center.

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View a gallery of Kentucky Derby Festival photos on our Flickr page.

Please click here to be added to our Media List in order to receive all Derby Festival news and press updates.

Press Contacts:

KDF Press Office
502.584.3378, ext. 3

Aimee Boyd
VP of Communications

Christa Ritchie
Communications Manager

Maeve Armstrong
Digital Content Specialist

Media Access Guidelines

Please NOTE that some Kentucky Derby Festival events require special media accommodations or restrictions.  In addition, due to existing contractual agreements, there are restrictions on live broadcasts of some Festival events.  Please contact the Press Office for additional information.

CLICK HERE to download Credential Policy & Guidelines.

Churchill Downs Access

Derby Festival credentials do not provide access to Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby Festival is a separate entity from the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs, Inc. To request Churchill Downs press credentials, contact Media Services Manager, Churchill Downs at (502) 636-4460.