Kentucky Derby Goes to Hollywood with Woodford Reserve

by Daniel Galyean

Peek in celebrity homes as they celebrate– all for a good cause

Louisville, KY (September 2, 2020) — The Kentucky Derby is usually filled with color, pageantry, and celebrities. But with no fans in the stands — and all the celebrity parties cancelled due to the pandemic — Woodford Reserve is creating a virtual version of the Red Carpet in Hollywood.

A one-hour event — “Derby Goes Hollywood” —  will livestream on Derby Day this Saturday and will feature guests including Julz Tocker (Dancing with the Stars), Erik Miles (VH1 Love and Listing) and celebrity mixologist Charity Johnston, among others. Viewers will peek into the celebrity homes to see how they celebrate the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.

The event also benefits Mini-Therapy Horses, a non-profit charity in Los Angeles, where trained miniature horses visit and provide comfort to those in crisis. This volunteer-run charity exists solely on donations.

The Hollywood event will stream on Saturday, September 5th from  3-4 p.m. EST on Woodford Reserve’s Facebook page, in addition to based in Los Angeles. The direct link will go live shortly before the broadcast.

Woodford Reserve is the presenting sponsor and official bourbon of The Kentucky Derby. Derby Goes Hollywood was curated and produced by Martin Vanegas Agency in Hollywood.

About Woodford Reserve:

Woodford Reserve® is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us or check us out on Facebook at

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