“Wherever I have been in the world on the first Saturday in May, I have watched the Derby. My life offers many bouquets and narrating NBC’s opening is an especially sweet one.” – Ashley Judd
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – May 1, 2015 – Kentucky-native and well-known actress Ashley Judd will be the voice of the show open for the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 2 on NBC.
A University of Kentucky graduate, Judd will narrate the 5 p.m. ET show open for Saturday’s NBC telecast, which begins at 4 p.m. ET. The open features images from Churchill Downs including the iconic twin spires, the 14-karat solid gold Kentucky Derby Trophy, as well as original photography from across Kentucky that captures the pageantry, rich history and tradition associated with the “Run for the Roses.”
“What a delight! I have attended the Derby many times, from the in-field as a college student, to friends’ boxes, and…
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