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Churchill Downs Announces Christine Moore as Featured Milliner of the 144th Kentucky Derby®

Churchill Downs Racetrack recently announced that Christine Moore is the featured milliner of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. This is the first time in 144 years that the Kentucky Derby has featured a milliner as part of the Kentucky Derby festivities. Moore’s hats and fascinators for women and men are available for purchase at

Moore and her hats and fascinators are well-known among horse racing and Kentucky Derby fans. In the past, she has served as a Derby hat and fashion expert at Churchill Downs, and the 2009 Official Art of the Kentucky Derby featured drawings of several of her hats.

Based in New York, Moore is the Official Milliner for the Breeders’ Cup, America’s Best Racing, the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, the Iroquois Steeplechase and the Florida Derby. She serves as the featured milliner at Keeneland and the Preakness Stakes. She has designed hats for celebrities including Mary J. Blige, Jewel, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez. Her hats have appeared in the television shows Nashville, Gossip Girl, The Carrie Diaries and Horseplayers.

“I’m honored to become part of Kentucky Derby history as its first featured milliner,” said Moore. “The Kentucky Derby is famous for its iconic hats and being part of that legacy has been a highlight of my career.”

Peppermint Palm Hosts Love Local Louisville Event

On April 13 and 14, Peppermint Palm will host a local-oriented event at their lovely St. Matthews store. The Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses will be making an in-store appearance on the 13th, and customers can check out their large selection of Oaks and Derby dresses, hats and fascinators. They we will also be handing out free gifts to visitors.

The Peppermint Palm

3741 Lexington Road

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Event to Benefit Gilda’s Club Coming Up at the Fashion Post

The Fashion Post will host Cookies and Bowties benefiting Gilda’s Club Louisville on Saturday, April 21 at their store in Glenview Pointe Shopping Center, 2420 Lime Kiln Lane from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will feature bow ties and pocket squares from R. Hanauer specially chosen for upcoming Kentucky Derby festivities. Selections include horse racing themes and other designs for the Derby season in bright spring colors. 

Complementary bow tying and pocket square folding lessons will be offered all day.

Additionally, shoppers will receive colorfully decorated bow tie cookies hand made by The Sugar Mamas Bakeshop in Louisville. Visit to learn more.

Also featured during the event will be Pappy & Co. Bourbon Balls (also made by The Sugar Mamas Bakeshop). Tasting samples of the treats made with Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon will be available while supplies last. The bourbon balls will be available for sale at the event and throughout Derby season at The Fashion Post.

A portion of the sale of bow ties and pocket squares sold during the event will be donated to Gilda’s Club Louisville. Visit   

“Gilda’s Club Louisville does so much for individuals and their families coping with cancer,” says Bob Bayersdorfer, owner of The Fashion Post. “Partnering with Gilda’s enables The Fashion Post and its customers to act as an extension of that support network.”

The Fashion Post is a Louisville based retailer of quality men’s clothing, sportswear and furnishings operating since 1959.

The Fashion Post

2420 Lime Kiln Lane, Suite F

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday