Woodford Reserve makes donation to Old Friends

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Woodford Reserve bourbon has donated $26,000 to the Old Friends operation that cares for retired racehorses.

The donation to the Old Friends Retirement Center stems from net proceeds raised during the sale of 89 exclusive Mint Julep Cups during the Kentucky Derby. This is the second year that Woodford Reserve has donated money from its Mint Julep Cup program to Old Friends.

Michael Blowen, president of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, says the contribution from Woodford Reserve has supported the expansion of the Old Friends facility outside Georgetown, Kentucky, and the retirement of 26 more thoroughbreds.

Woodford Reserve brand director Jason Kempf says the donation will help continue the great care the horses receive at the retirement center.

Old Friends cares for more than 130 horses across three states.

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