This coming Saturday, February 23, a group of hardcore Kentuckians will gather at Louisville's iconic Seelbach Hilton Hotel to drink Kentucky's whiskey so that Kentucky's Thoroughbreds may retire with dignity.
This will be the 5th annual “Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail” dinner and
Bourbon-tasting. Tickets are $100 and the hotel is offering a special $119 room rate.
The Bourbon-tasting is put on by the Kentucky Distillers Association. There is also a four-course Bourbon-themed dinner as well as live and silent auctions of
exclusive equine artwork, autographed Bourbon items, racing memorabilia, fine
Old Friends, which has locations in Georgetown, KY and Greenfield Center, NY, is
devoted to providing a dignified retirement to horses whose racing and breeding
careers are over. The farms are home to such retired champions as
Eclipse winner Sunshine Forever, Breeders’ Cup victor Gulch, Tinners Way (one of
the last surviving sons of Secretariat), and Belmont Stakes winner Sarava.
Both whiskey culture and horse culture go back to Kentucky's earliest days, and both have seen many changes but remain dear to born and adopted Kentuckians alike. Built in 1905, the Seelbach is another venerable Kentucky institution.
This is a public event and all are welcome, so it's a great way to immerse yourself in an authentically Kentucky experience.
Reservations can be made by calling the Seelbach’s Jennifer Biesel at (502) 585-9292.