Special bourbon decanter to honor Secretariat

LOUISVILLLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Derby Museum is planning a bourbon-themed tribute to Secretariat.

A bourbon decanter featuring the likeness of the great racehorse with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard will be released May 1 at the Derby Museum next to Churchill Downs.

The decanter will be filled with premium Four Roses bourbon selected by Secretariat's owner, Penny Chenery.

The Derby Museum says 500 limited-edition, hand-numbered decanters will be produced for the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's victory in the Kentucky Derby.

The museum says the ceramic decanters were created by the Secretariat team in the style of the 1970s-era collectible decanters that became popular among fans and whiskey connoisseurs.

Proceeds will help preserve Derby history at the museum and will also go to the Secretariat Foundation to benefit equine-related causes in the racing industry.

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