The Fillies Derby Ball

The Fillies Derby Ball, an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing, was held April 17 at the Galt House Grand Ballroom. The event featured the coronation of the Derby Festival Queen, who was selected by the traditional spin-of-the wheel. In keeping with tradition, the new queen “knighted” individuals to the Court of the Pegasus for their contributions to the community. The annual ball is put on by the Fillies Club, which began providing volunteer service to the Kentucky Derby Festival in 1959.

Photos by BILL WINE | Contributing Photographer

Wendy Lytle and Damon Bootes.Fillies Ball.Angie, Julia and Tony Springate.Jim and Annalee Worthington.Lana and Gary Reinhart.Barbara and Matt Isbell, and Trevor and Laura Bailey.Thomas Elliott, Callie Denton and Trevor Bailey.The Royal Court and escorts.Annabelle  Woody and William Long.Ralph and Kathy Bellande.Khris and Beth Montgomery.Juanita and Bill Beach.Homayoun and Cindy Homayoun.Joe and Janet Reilly, and Laura and Bob Hecht.Robert and Lynn Jones.Dr. Heather Bass, Leslie Hirsch and Hunter Weinberg.Pat Harrison, C.C. Bollinger and Ronda Matly.Julie and Danielle Dorsey.Gabriel Vaughn and Princess Briana Lathon.Barry and Callie Denton, Cindy Philpot, Julie Denton.Mark Eliason and Jeff Howard.Junie Graves, Denis and Mary Littrell, Debbie Raymond.President of Fillies, inc. Linda Miller and Cindy Philpot.Kathy Bingham and President of Fillies, inc. Linda Miller.Jerry and Teri Smith, and Sally and Pat Galla.Isaiah Dietrich, Courtney Hall, Lindsey and Jamie Brodsky.Shannon and Scott Adkins.Kathy Newton, Joy and Richard Whistine.Cindy and Jim Philpot.Rich and Joy Whistine, Kathy Newton, Keith Steller, Cindy and Jim Philpot.Jim Buttleman.Jo Graves and Mary Littrell.Jim Buttleman performed.Callie Denton, 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Julia Springate and Ensley Ogden.President of Fillies, inc. Linda Miller spoke.Mayor Greg Fischer.Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival.2015 Kentucky Derby Princesses Kathryn Ashby, Madison Evans, Kyle Hornback and Sophie Knight all looked at Briana Lathan who was just selected the Queen by the spin of the wheel. Brian Lathan flashed a large smile as the crowd applauded.Chair of the Board,Trish Osborn made a toast.2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Briana Lathon.2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Julia Springate looked at the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Briana Lathon.Brian Merkley placed the necklace on the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Briana Lathon.Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival and the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Briana Lathon smiled and prepared for the ceremonial first dance.Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival and the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Briana Lathon danced.The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court danced.Princesses Sophie Knight and Kathryn Ashby, Queen Briana Lathon, and Princesses Kyle Hornback and Madison Evans.Thomas Elliott, Callie Denton, Princesses Sophie Knight and Kathryn Ashby, Queen Briana Lathon, Princesses Kyle Hornback and Madison Evans, Ensley Ogden, Trevor Bailey and Julie Dorsey.Kentucky Derby Festival Queen Briana Lathon.