Contact: Jessica Paquette

For Immediate Release                                                                                         


Saratoga Springs, NY   – For the second consecutive year, Stoneware & Co. will offer a signed, numbered and limited number of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 148 bottles to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). This year’s signed collector’s edition will commemorate the 10th anniversary of I’ll Have Another winning the Run for the Roses, and will be signed by two-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer, Doug O’Neill and two-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey, Mario Gutierrez. 

“It is an exciting time of year with the Kentucky Derby approaching,” said Pat Stickney, TRF’s Executive Director. “With so many eyes on horse racing, we are happy to be able engage a new audience on the importance of Thoroughbred aftercare. We are so grateful for the continued support from Stoneware & Co., as well as the generosity of Doug O’Neill and Mario Gutierrez who are devoting their valuable time to participate.” 

Available exclusively through Stoneware & Co. for $129, bourbon enthusiasts and collectors alike can now purchase via pre-sale one of just 400 signed bottles through Stoneware and Co.’s website: “We believe bourbon collectors and horse racing fans will be clambering to own one of these rare bottles,” said Steve Smith – owner of Stoneware & Co. and Managing Partner of Paristown. “These signatures represent the finest in KY Derby history and are a perfect complement to this beautiful bottle of the world’s finest bourbon. It will make a great addition to any bourbon aficionado’s collection, while supporting an organization that literally saves horses and changes lives,” he added.

In 2021, this collaboration raised over $20,000 for the TRF. 


About TRF: Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a national organization devoted to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete at the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter. As the oldest Thoroughbred rescue in the country, the TRF provides lifelong sanctuary to retired Thoroughbreds throughout their lifetime.  

Best known for its pioneering TRF Second Chances program, the organization provides incarcerated individuals with life-changing vocational training through its accredited equine care and stable management program. At nine  correctional facilities across the US, including one juvenile justice facility, this program offers second careers to its horses and a second chance at life for program graduates upon release from prison.