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Taylor Mill's Trifecta Invites You to Celebrate the Derby & Name the Horses!

Derby Day will be celebrated in Taylor Mill with the Trifecta Derby.

Gary Holland, of the Holland Group, developer of the "Trifecta" building - named for its 3 iconic Cincinnati tenants, Graeter's, Skyline Chili, and LaRosa's Pizzeria - is welcoming fun-seekers to the building on Saturday.

Kids can take part in their own stick-pony races starting at 10:45 a.m. for the littlest jockeys under 6 years old. At 11 a.m. the 7 to 9-year old kids get to race, and the big kids, ages 9 to 12, begin their race at 11:15 a.m. Everyone has to bring their own steed, and they can be creative in making their stick horses, or they can bring a standard stick horse right out of the stick stable.

On the Trifecta Facebook page, there is a printable pattern for a horse head that can be attached to a broom or any stick sturdy enough to ride.

There will be a first, second, and third place winner in each age category. First place is a birthday party for eight people at LaRosa's; second place is a $50 gift card to Skyline; and third place is a $25 gift card to Graeter's.

While the kids are waiting for their turn, they can have a look at the three giant horses outside, and while they aren't real, they are beautiful and impressive.  

But the horses are unnamed and kids can enter a contest where they suggest a name for each horse, and the winner will be announced at Derby time. Gift cards worth $100 will be awarded for each horse in front of all three restaurants.

For adults, there is a Derby hat and Derby tie contest. There will be a judge in the courtyard noticing the finery and judging which is the best representation of the Derby Day celebration.   

"All you have to do is be seen," said Amy Leigh, Director of Media and Marketing for the Holland corporation. "The judge will take notes and have a winner by Derby time. People don't have to be present  to win."

First prize is a $200 gift card, second prize is a $100 gift card, and third place is a $50 gift card, to the restaurant of the winner's choice: LaRosas, Graeter's, or Skyline.

The event is free.

"We are so proud to be Kentuckians," said Gary Holland. "We named our building Trifeta to celebrate our rich history of horse racing, and to symbolize the awesome combination of Skyline, LaRosas, and Graeters in our Taylor Mill development. Having our kids's races and Derby attire contests is a wonderful way for the whole family to enjoy this Bluegrass holiday at Taylor Mill's Trifecta. We love giving back to our communities  that we operate in, and this another example of how we operate our restaurants."

-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor