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2014 Derby Preview Party Auction Highlights

Our 16th Annual Wellspring Derby Preview Party auction is shaping up to be our most impressive array of memorabilia, art, jewelry, local fare, and exotic excursions yet!

Here's a sneak peak at some of the highlights of the auction.  Purchase your tickets online today or call Wellspring at 502-753-1457.

Click here for more information about the Derby Preview Party.


1-Week Stay for Six at Maison Rose

Maison Rose is a 400-year-old rowhouse located in St-Jean-de-Cole, the Dordogne, France. The house faces a small greensward in the middle of the village. On the first floor are a large, beamed living room, kitchen/dining room with exposed stone walls, half bath and laundry. French doors lead from the kitchen to a rose-covered terrace with outdoor living and dining areas and a fountain. Beyond the terrace is a small garden of yew and box bushes with an oval reflecting pool.

The second floor of the house has three bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed; the other two have twins, for a sleeping capacity of six.
The house is furnished with French country antiques and good art. Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen with marble counters, firewood for the three working fireplaces (including one in the master bathroom), fresh garden flowers, stereo with a selection of classical, jazz, and popular CDs; an extensive library of books including many on the region; four 21-speed touring bikes; a picnic basket; an i-Pod portal, TV/DVD, and WIFI.
St-Jean-de-Cole is designated one of the 144 Most Beautiful Villages in France. Its 150 or so inhabitants live in tile-roofed houses clustered around the former abbaye and a13th-15th-century chateau. Commerce includes a small grocery, pharmacy, and three restaurants. There are also tennis courts and a 25-mile-long rails-to-trails path for biking and hiking. 
The house has also been featured in Conde Nast Traveler's "Guide to Affordable Villas" and featured in the Washington Post.  The owners, Mary and Jim Oppel, have lived in the Dordogne since 1994 and provide gratis concierge services--everything from arranging a day visiting the celebrated prehistoric art to suggesting good-but-little-known restaurants.
The house is available in one-week increments. Stays begin and end on Saturday. 

Box for Six at the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Don't miss your chance to experience the greatest day in horseracing with six tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby!  Seats are located in the third floor Grandstand, Section 324  .

One-Week Stay for 8 at Casa Cielo in Akumal, Mexico

The winner and up to 7 guests will revel in a week-long stay at Casa Cielo, a four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath beachfront villa which highlights a traditional Mexican colonial design style, including a high brick dome over the living area. The design focuses on the incredible views, white sand beach and bright blue swimming pool. The villa offers approximately 5,000 square feet over two levels and can very comfortably accommodate up to eight guests.  
Casa Cielo is located on Akumal Sur, which is a tranquil, unique, and secure gated community of 24 houses tucked on a reef-protected bay within walking distance of the small town of Akumal, Mexico.  The entire villa is cooled by central air conditioning.  Subject to availability June 1 through October 31.  Does not include airfare or gratuities.  Click the images to see more photos, a listing of amenities, and more information.

Paul McCartney Autographed Fender Guitar

This year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles bursting onto the American pop culture scene with their first apperance on the "The Ed Sullivan Show."  

You can own a piece of history by bidding on this Fender guitar that has been autographed by Paul McCartney!  As a member of The Beatles, McCartney wrote more of the band's hits than any other member, including "Yesterday," "Hey, Jude," "Let it Be," and "Hello, Goodbye."  He is also one of the most popular solo artists of all time.  A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, it's safe to say he is one of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen.  

This item comes certified authentic with a certificate of authenticity and matching numbered authentication holograms. 


Week-long Stay for Four in Paris - steps from Notre Dame Cathedral!

Located in the shadows of Notre Dame Cathedral at 21 Rue D’Arcole on the Ile-de-la-Cite, this lovely two-bedroom, one-bath Parisian apartment sleeps 4, with one queen size bed in each bedroom. The apartment is within easy walking distance to all Paris has to offer: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sorbonne, the Louvre, the Metro, incredible restaurants, shopping, museums, and much more. Fifth floor, with elevator.

The apartment use is subject to availability, cannot be transferred or resold, and is totally smoke-free. It is booked from Saturday to Saturday, and must be used within 18 months of purchase.


Chef Jarfi Gourmet Dinner for 8 in Your Home

Sit back and relax in your home with friends as Chef Jarfi prepares a personalized gourmet meal! Jeff Jarfi has lived around the world… Morocco, Paris, New York… and now Louisville. He speaks 5 languages and cooks with an international flair, bringing together his experiences from throughout the globe. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have Chef Jarfi in your home! Subject to Chef Jarfi’s availability.