This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled two officially licensed Kentucky Derby 150th Anniversary Bobbles ahead of the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. The limited-edition bobbles are the first Kentucky Derby bobbles in nearly 20 years and the first to incorporate the iconic Twin Spires. They are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, an official licensee of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.

All the details are below, and you can find pictures, graphics, and fun animations of the bobbles that you can use at this Dropbox link. The bobbles are now available exclusively in our online store at the following link.

  • Both officially licensed bobbles, which are expected to ship in August, are available at this link.
  • The Churchill Downs Twin Spires Bobble is the first bobble to incorporate the iconic Twin Spires, with both spires bobbling. The limited-edition collectible features the grandstand filled with fans behind the track. The sign above the grandstand includes the years of the first Derby, which was in 1875, and the 150th Derby, which is on Saturday. The base and back of the bobblehead feature the Kentucky Derby 150th Anniversary logo.
  • The Kentucky Derby 150th Anniversary BobbleLogo features the 150th anniversary logo bobbling over a base with a rose pattern.
  • The Twin Spires Bobble is $40, the BobbleLogo is $30, and a set of two is available for a discounted price of $65. The Hall of Fame and Museum offers an $8 flat-rate shipping charge per order.
  • Both bobbles will be individually numbered.
  • Considered “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” a total of 22 talented three-year-old Thoroughbreds have entered to compete in the historic 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby which is now held annually on the first Saturday in May.
  • On May 17, 1875, in front of an estimated crowd of 10,000 people, a field of 15 three-year-old horses contested the first Kentucky Derby. The Derby’s popularity spread to a larger audience when the first live radio broadcast hit the air in 1925 and again in 1949, when the first televised broadcast aired.
  • The now famous Twin Spires grandstand along the track first made an appearance at the Derby in 1895. Its original design did not plan to have two spires, but the designer, Joseph Baldez, believed its addition would add a distinctness to the building.
  • “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby to offer sports fans across the world the opportunity to commemorate the historic 150th running of the Kentucky Derby with two special edition bobbles,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We think fans will love these limited-edition collectibles celebrating the historic Churchill Downs Twin Spires and the 150th Kentucky Derby!”
  • The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st. St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country.