"Hops and Horses", a celebration to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, is set for April 10 in Lexington.
Old Friends, West Sixth Brewing, and Southern States are partnering in the event, which will feature Jean Cruguet, jockey of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew
; and Racing Hall of Fame nominated jockey Craig Perret.
The three-hour special event gets under way at 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 10 at West Sixth Brewing, located on the corner of West Sixth Street and Jefferson Street.
Southern States is sponsoring commemorative glasses celebrating Old Friends retiree Bull Inthe Heather
, winner of the 1993 Florida Derby (gr. I), with a special drawing by Anjelica Huston, along with copies of the Old Friends/Daily Racing Form
magazine suitable for autographing. Guests will also receive free selections and analysis of the "late double" for the Friday, April 11 races at Keeneland
"We cannot thank Southern States enough for their long-term support of Old Friends and helping to feed our horses. And, we'd like to salute our newest partner, and everyone at West Sixth Brewery, for their support of all these great retired athletes," said Old Friends president, Michael Blowen. "Bull Inthe Heather loves their beer and so do we."
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