1973 Kentucky Derby winner Secretariat 40th Anniversary Celebration includes Four Roses Bourbon

Kentucky Derby winning jockeys Ron Turcotte and Mario Gutierrez with Secretariat owner Penny Chenery on Derby night 2012

1973 Kentucky Derby winner Secretariat’s 40th Anniversary Celebration includes a new Four Roses Bourbon decanter to be unveiled at the Kentucky Derby Museum.  On May 1st, 2013 a unique, bourbon decanter featuring the likeness of Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard will be exclusively released at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The 750 ml decanter will be filled with premium Four Roses bourbon hand-selected by owner Penny Chenery during a scheduled tasting visit to the warehouse and bottling facility located in Cox’s Creek, KY, next month. Kentucky Derby Tours visited the Four Roses bottling warehouse and did a bourbon tasting see photos at https://kentuckyderbytours.com/2012-tour/ on Day 2. You can also see more photos of Penny Chenery speaking at our luncheon in 2003-2005 when she still lived in Lexington.

Only 500 limited-edition, hand-numbered decanters will be produced for this commemorative 40th anniversary year. The ceramic decanters were created by the Secretariat team in the style of the 70’s era collectible decanters that became popular among fans and whiskey connoisseurs. This decanter will feature a detachable lid in the jockey’s head as the opening for the bourbon container.

The bourbon tasting event on May 1st will be an exclusive opportunity to purchase a signed version of the decanter for $320.00 (additional taxes apply). The signed bourbon decanter can be reserved online on a first-come basis with the purchase of an event ticket for $50.00. All decanters must be picked up at the Kentucky Derby Museum due to federal shipping restrictions on alcohol distribution.

This ticketed cocktail event will provide guests with an exclusive opportunity to experience a guided tasting with Bourbon connoisseur and Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery and Master Distiller Jim Rutledge. Mr. Ron Turcotte, Secretariat’s jockey will also be present for signings and commemorative Secretariat (1973) merchandise sales will be available for purchase.

In addition to the exclusive decanter celebrating Secretariat’s 1973 Triple Crown, Four Roses will publicly release a special barrel selection, limited edition Secretariat bottle. The commemorative bottle will feature Secretariat and be adorned with the distinctive blue and white checks of the famed Meadow Stable silks. This signed bottle can also be reserved here with the purchase of an event ticket. (Additional unsigned bottles will be available the night of the event.)

Proceeds from the sale of both bottles will be dedicated to preserving the history of the Kentucky Derby at the Kentucky Derby Museum and to the Secretariat Foundation benefiting equine-related causes within the horse racing industry.

As a special treat, guests to this premiere event will be the first to view the Kentucky Derby Museum’s latest update to the Museum, a Secretariat exhibit. The exhibit documents Secretariat’s racing career primarily through the collection of Penny Chenery.  Among the items exhibited are the original 1973 Belmont Stakes photo negative, an exercise saddlecloth used by Secretariat and a Meadow Stable tack box he used during his racing career.

For more information visit www.derbymuseum.org or call 502-814-3030