We are a bit different in that we give back to the thoroughbreds that run in these races year after year. We are avid supporters of a non-profit rehabilitation and rescue organization for off the track thoroughbreds called Second Stride. We also have our very own off the track thoroughbred Ella. She is a 4 yr old mare that had an unfortunate leg fracture when she first started in race training as a three year old. She is fully recuperated and her owners were gracious enough to let her go down another career path as an eventing horse. We'll post updates as she progresses!
Not familiar with Derby Glasses and their value, here is a small tidbit. Every year for the Kentucky Derby a glass is produced in limited quantity with a specific design intended to be used to enjoy your Mint Julep on Derby Day. These colorful glasses feature graphics with a list of all the previous derby winners. They started producing them officially in 1940 however there were unofficial glasses made in 1938 and 1939. Not familiar with the Kentucky Derby? The Kentucky Derby draws an average of 150,000 people every year. It is labeled “ The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” The Run for the Roses takes place the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.