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Derby Preview Party . . . . . . . . . . . . .

By Nicole Wroten

Color of Energy

Color of Energy Gallery will host a Kentucky Derby preview party to the premiere the best two minutes in sports on Wednesday May 4. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. Local celebrities Tom Archdeacon (sports writer) George Smith (horse owner) and John Emgelhardt (of River Downs) will all be in attendance. Emgelhardt, a Kentucky handicapping pro, will give an overview of what to look for and who to bet on, plus a little Derby history and lore. A live horse will even be outside the gallery greeting guests. Jockey silks and ladies’ Derby hats will be on display, plus Englehardts photography entitled ‘And They’re Off’ will debut. Sidebar will have a cash bar with famous mint juleps. Come visit the gallery at 16 Brown St. (formerly 8 Brown St.) in downtown Dayton’s historic Oregon District, located adjacent to Pacchia and across the street from Thai 9. Cost is FREE. Visit or call (937) 266-3491 for more information.

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