by Press Release | 09.07.2018 | 1:54pm
Old Friends Named Beneficiary Of Breeders’ Cup Champions For Charity Campaign
Marquetry and Michael Blowen at Old Friends
Old Friends is so proud to have been chosen, for the third consecutive year, as one of the charities to benefit from the Breeders' Cup Champions for Charity program.
Maker's Mark®, Kentucky's original premium bourbon, and the Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious international event, have again joined forces to create a beautiful, limited-edition bottle honoring a legend of the annual championships.
This 2018 edition will pay tribute to trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the all-time leading trainer in Breeders' Cup history with 20 victories during his career.
Old Friends will share in this campaign with the Kentucky Derby Museum, one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of this commemorative bottle will go to the charities.
This year's commemorative bottle features trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Bottles are available for a donation of $400, and fans can secure their collectible right now through the Champions for Charity website: https://www.breederscup.com/champions-for-charity
Donors can collect their bottles during a Champions for Charity event in Louisville, KY (details to be announced) prior to the 2018 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, November 3rd and 4th.
Pick up will also be available at the Breeders' Cup offices in Lexington, KY 10 days after the event, and information about additionalretrieval options will be made available soon.
We are especially excited about honoring our friend and supporter D. Wayne Lukas, who trainer Old Friends retirees Charismatic and Gulch, who won the 1988 Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Once again, to reserve your bottle, CLICK HERE
and make your donation.
Also, don't forget to also reserve your tickets to the Old Friends Breeders' Cup Party at the Georgetown, KY farm on Sunday, November 4th
and come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gulch's Breeders' Cup win. Tickets are $30 ($15 for 2018 membership holders; kids under 12 are free) and can be ordered via our website (www.oldfriendsequine.org
) or by calling the office at (502) 863-1775.
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