The Fillie’s Ball: A Royal Affair

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Saturday, April 8th was the annual Fillie’s Ball in Louisville, KY.

The Fillie’s Ball is the largest fundraiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival each year and is the event where the Kentucky Derby Festival Queen is crowned.

This year, the Fillie’s Ball was in the ballroom of the Marriott Downtown.  The venue was gorgeous and definitely coincided with the theme : A Royal Affair.

As many of you know, I am a member of the Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court.  The Queen is chosen from the 5 Princesses at the Ball, so Ball day is quite exciting when you are on the court! I arrived at the Marriott at 10am for ceremony rehearsal.   Pictures from rehearsal can be seen below.  We got to see the wheel (the wheel that is spun to select the Queen) for the first time, and spent time with Monte Durham, the host from Say Yes…

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