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SLIDESHOW: 2013 KDF They're Off! Luncheon!

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Jessica Casebolt, Miss Kentucky, sings "My Old Kentucky Home" for attendees of the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon. Jessica Casebolt, Miss Kentucky, sings "My Old Kentucky Home" for attendees of the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon.
Dwight Ashley sings the national anthem for attendees of the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon. Dwight Ashley sings the national anthem for attendees of the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon.
The 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon was held in the Grand Ballroom of Louisville's Galt House hotel. The 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon was held in the Grand Ballroom of Louisville's Galt House hotel.
The 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon was held in the Grand Ballroom of Louisville's Galt House hotel. The 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off!" Luncheon was held in the Grand Ballroom of Louisville's Galt House hotel.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Derby Festival is officially underway.

The "They're Off!" Luncheon was held today at the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House.

NFL great Archie Manning was the keynote speaker. The former quarterback is the father of Eli and Peyton Manning.

Local politicians such as Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane, as well as Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Dwight Ashley opened the luncheon by singing the national anthem, and Miss Kentucky, Jessica Casebolt, regaled the audience with her rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home."

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