What: Virtual Kentucky Derby Party
When: Saturday, May 2nd 3-6 PM EST (Zoom portion 4:30-6)
How: $10 donation paid directly to Old Friends via eventbrite.com, your confirmation email from the donation will contain your unique Zoom login credentials (tickets: derby-in-place.eventbrite.com)
Who: The first 100 people to complete their donation and receive their login details
Why: To support the wonderful work of the fine folks at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms
We have teamed up with Michter’s Distillery, ubercapper.com and Wine+market to bring you a fantastic solution to the 146th Kentucky Derby being moved from the first Saturday in May to Saturday, September 5.
Saturday, May 2nd, NBC Sports will present a virtual Kentucky Derby at Home Party, which includes “The First Saturday In May: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown”, a look back at American Pharoah’s 2015 Derby win en route to his historic Triple Crown, and “The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown”, a socially distant, computer-simulated edition of the Run for the Roses that pits all 13 Triple Crown winners against each other. (full details: kentuckyderby.com/party)
While you have this broadcast on the television, we will host a zoom.us gathering starting at 4:30 that will include Michter’s schwag giveaways, Derby hat/fascinator/outfit contest, interactive Mint Julep demonstration and recipe, drawing for a private tour for two at Old Friends with Board President Michael Blowen, some fun “wagering”, and live handicapping of the the Triple Crown Showdown by syndicated Thoroughbred handicapper Elis Starr (@Ubercapper) and more!
Wine+market will have Michter’s Mint Julep Kits available for pickup starting Friday, April 29 at 3 PM. The kits contain ingredients for you to follow along with during our demonstration to make your own delicious, storied cocktail. Kit: 1 bottle of Michter’s US-1 Bourbon, house-made organic mint simple syrup, and fresh organic mint sprigs all for only $52. Please let me know ASAP if you will be getting a kit, I need to ensure Seth orders enough for everyone.