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Woodford Reserve Releases 2023 Kentucky Derby Bottle

The Woodford Reserve 2023 Kentucky Derby bottle commemorates iconic Derby winner Secretariat with a portrait by Kentucky native and artist Jamie Corum.

Woodford Reserve, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, honored “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2023 commemorative Derby bottle. This year’s special release, available via Horizon Beverage–Fradin division in Rhode Island and via Allan S. Goodman and Eder Bros., Inc. in Connecticut, celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in sports history: Secretariat winning the 1973 Derby. The bottle features the artwork of Kentucky native Jaime Corum, known for her horse portraits. Her painting captures Secretariat in the Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs, with the famed Garland of Roses draped over the colt’s withers. Secretariat is considered one of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time. A Triple Crown winner, he still holds the record for the fastest race time at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. “This is our most collectible Derby bottle yet, as Secretariat is perhaps the most revered and most loved racehorse in history,” Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall said. “Even 50 years after his stunning achievement, Secretariat’s Triple Crown run is still considered one of the most iconic achievements in sports.” Woodford Reserve’s Derby bottle has been an annual collector’s item anticipated by bourbon and racing fans since 1999.






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