Barbie to make Derby debut

Barbie to make Derby debut

Barbie to make Derby debut

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Posted on April 2, 2009 at 4:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 3:42 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Barbie is making her Kentucky Derby debut in style.

Churchill Downs says it's teaming with toy maker Mattel to create the Kentucky Derby Barbie doll.

Churchill said Thursday that the doll will be dressed in a floral sun dress, faux pearl necklace and spring sandals, topped with an oversized white hat with flower accents.

Churchill and Mattel will give Barbie collectors a chance to own their own life-sized Kentucky Derby Barbie replica hat. Milliner Christine A. Moore will create up to 135 replica hats to commemorate the 135th Derby and the Derby Barbie.

The first hat will be auctioned off through the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. The remaining 134 hats will be available on a made-to-order basis on www.thederbystore.com.

The Derby is set for May 2 at the famed Louisville track.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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