Press Release:

The 2023 Kentucky Derby Festival’s official “Poster” is now on full display.

Over the weekend, the Festival’s 2023 poster rolled off the presses at Louisville’s Welch Printing. This year’s poster, called “Spirit of Kentucky,” was designed by Louisville artist Liesl Long Chaintreuil, known for her colorful palette and unique technique of using layers of patterns and papers in her work. It’s the 43rd poster in the Festival’s iconic poster series, launched in 1981.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS: Festival Fans can pre-order the 2023 Limited Edition or Official Poster beginning today and receive FREE shipping on their order. The Limited Edition of 500 signed and numbered posters retails for $60 and the Official poster is $30.

NEW THIS YEAR: An 8×10 version of the poster ($20) and a post card size ($5) are also available. All four options, created by the Derby Festival’s Official Merchandise Partner, 12/13 Apparel by Synergism, can be pre-ordered and will be shipped after the public release on March 16. Pre-order online at