Louisville Clock Scheduled to Move Downtown Sunday

The Louisville Clock is expected to move to its new permanent location at Theater Square this Sunday, ahead of next week’s Kentucky Derby.

The clock, sometimes referred to as the Derby Clock, features mechanical horses running around a track. It has been out of commission for years, but private funds were donated to save the 35-year old timepiece designed by local artist Barney Bright.

Bright dedicated the clock, which features prominent figures from Louisville’s history including King Louis XVI, Thomas Jefferson and a woman representing a fictional “Belle” of Louisville.

Mayor Greg Fischer approved the clock’s new location last year. The clock is expected to begin the move from its current home at Bowman Field in the morning but will reportedly take up to eight hours to go the seven miles to Theater Square downtown.

The clock may not be fully operational until summer.