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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Herbstreit to Appear at Derby Festival Luncheon


By Dick Downey

Louisville Business First reports that Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN analyst since 1995, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival "They’re Off!" Luncheon.

The lunch even is the official corporate kickoff of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival, and is set for April 11 at 11:30 ET at the Galt House East Hotel.

Herbstreit ives in Nashville with his wife and their four sons. He's been nominated for seven Sports Emmy awards and won twice, according to the publication.

This year marks the 58th year since the first They’re Off! luncheon. The Derby Festival was launched a year earlier. Former speakers include Dick Vitale, Bob Costas, Robin Roberts and Howard Cosell.

Tickets are $76 or $608 for a table of eight and are available on a limited basis. Call 502-584-3378 or visit www.kdf.org to buy tickets or for more information.

Contributing sponsors for the luncheon include Louisville Business First, Fifth Third Bank and Kentucky Proud.

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