Governor Beshear Unveils 2021 Kentucky Derby Poster

Governor's Communications Office

The poster commemorates the 147th Run For The Roses.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 1:18 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear helped unveil the 2021 Kentucky Derby Celebration Poster, along with other posters during a ceremony Monday in Frankfort.

Lexington, KY artist Lennon Michalski designed this year's poster.

"The Kentucky Derby will have some fans in-person this year.  This is what is possible through our successful rollout of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines," said Gov. Beshear.

The 147th Kentucky Derby will have limited capactiy at Churchill Downs when the gates open on May 1st.

"Thoroughbred horse racing is many things in Kentucky: it's sport, culture, business and heritage," said Gov. Beshear.

"This year's poster extemplifies the excitement and enthusiasm that surrounds the greatest two minutes in sports.  It also serves as a wonderfully vibrant and cherished memento of the race for the public."

To purchase a copy of this year's poster, visit

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