Long before America fell in love with baseball,
crowds gathered at racetracks to watch the heart-pounding drama of powerful thoroughbreds thundering
toward the finish line.
Horse racing, the "Sport of Kings", began in the
old world but soon became a favorite pastime in Colonial America. Its popularity spread from Virginia to New York and most importantly, to central Kentucky, where distilling and horse breeding grew side by side into thriving industries.
Join James Beard Award-Winning Mixologist and Author,
DALE DEGROFF for a Runyonesque romp through the
world of whiskey and thoroughbred racing. Meet the players, plungers, and steeds who forever changed the Sport of Kings. Discover the best whiskey drinks through the ages as we celebrate the rich heritage of Bourbon Whiskey and the entrepreneurs who pioneered this great American spirit.