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Fillies Derby Ball®

The Fillies Derby Ball a fundraising event that benefits the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation.
It is Louisville’s only Coronation Ball which started in 1958. This will be the 60th ball which was created one year prior to the organization of The Fillies, Inc.  

April 9, 2022

The Galt House 

6:30 PM: Cocktails
7:15 PM: Call To The Post
7:30 PM: Queen’s Coronation
8:00 PM: Dinner
9:00 PM: Music & Dancing
1:00 AM: Ball Ends

One of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest and most anticipated events is the Fillies Derby Ball. This event caps the opening day of the Derby Festival and is a prelude to two weeks of excitement and activities.

The highlight of the Fillies Derby Ball is the coronation of the Derby Queen, to be selected by the traditional spin-of-the wheel. The 2018 Fillies President, Glenda Thome, will do the honors. In her first royal act, the Queen will “knight” and "dame" individuals to the court for their contributions to the community.

For tickets and more information, contact Jeff English at (502) 572-3856.

Tickets are $3,000 for a corporate table of 10 or $250 per individual ticket.



The Fillies

P.O. Box 221588 · Louisville, Kentucky, 40252-1588


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