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139th Kentucky Derby today, $1,000 mint julep being sold

The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is today.

More than 160,000 spectators are expected to attend.

Security is especially tight this year, due to the Boston marathon bombings.

All backpacks and coolers are now banned. Women with purses larger than 12-inches will not be allowed inside.

The traditional drink for the Kentucky Derby also got an upgrade.

Woodford Reserve of Versailles, Ky. is selling a limited number of mint juleps for $1,000 each.

Besides the usual mix of bourbon, spearmint leaves, water, and sugar, the drink comes in an engraved sterling-silver cup.

78 of the drinks have already been sold online.

Proceeds will go towards Old Friends, a facility for retired racehorses.

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10 Comments to “139th Kentucky Derby today, $1,000 mint julep being sold”

    Wordslinger said:
    May 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    a engraved?

      journalism? said:
      May 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      that is journalism today in a nutshell.

    litecola said:
    May 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Will men with purses larger than 12" be allowed inside, then?

    Old Rich Horses said:
    May 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    That is the best charity they could think to donate to?

    Ray said:
    May 4, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    A, They taste like sh*t. B. See A

    Jsun said:
    May 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Who really cares? What moron would take a back pack to the derby anyways? Fact is, since 9-11-01 we have been fortunate, as well as lucky that we have not had more and worse attacks than we have.

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