Woodford Reserve always honors the best of Kentucky on Kentucky’s best day as the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®. And this year, in partnership with Churchill Downs, we are celebrating the Kentucky Derby on May 1st.
Join us in toasting the 147th Run for the Roses no matter where you are. Here are our favorite tips for celebrating Derby at home. Cheers!
The Kentucky Derby® on NBC
Tune in to NBC on May 1, at 4:00 pm EST, to watch live coverage of Kentucky Derby® 147
Woodford Reserve + TwinSpires®
Kentucky Derby® Bottle
Woodford Reserve®, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2021 commemorative Derby bottle. It features the artwork of Louisville resident Richard Sullivan, a former professional baseball player. Sullivan’s stunning watercolor is of thoroughbreds as they thunder down the stretch. It was designed […]
What to Eat
When it comes to celebrating the Kentucky Derby at home the options for mouth-watering dishes to whip up are endless. From burgoo and fried chicken to Benedictine sandwiches and charcuterie spreads, dazzle your Derby guests with some of the following tasty treats.
What to Wear
One of the best ways to get in the Derby spirit is to dress to impress. Since the 1800s, ladies and gentlemen have been wearing their best and brightest to Churchill Downs for the Run for the Roses. There isn’t any reason you can’t do the same at home! Even if you're celebrating with friends virtually, invite everyone to don their best Derby looks. A virtual hat competition is the perfect way to inspire people to take the dress code seriously. Men can get in on the fun too: Fedora and bowler hats were often worn to the track in the 1920s. One hundred years later, this trend is due for a comeback.
Woodford Reserve Honors Black Jockeys
Woodford Reserve is proud to honor the Black jockeys throughout history who elevated the Kentucky Derby and pushed the sport to great heights in the late 1800s and early 1900s.