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Wild Turkey Distillery donates $35,000 to Old Friends Equine

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Money was pledged based on tweets of #RideWithRosie

Rosie Napravnik and Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell, presented a check for $35,000 to Napravnik’s favorite charity, Old Friends Equine (www.oldfriendsequine.org), an organization dedicated to giving retired racehorses a safe, comfortable life, Friday in Georgetown.

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Wild Turkey Bourbon supported Napravnik, an ambassador for the brand, during this Triple Crown racing season by pledging to donate money for tweets of the hashtag #RideWithRosie.

The enthusiastic response from fans during donation drives leading up to the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, generated more than 10,000 tweets.

Altogether, Wild Turkey and Napravnik’s fans raised $25,000.

Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey, who own Vicar’s in Trouble, the horse Napravnik rode in the Kentucky Derby, donated an additional $10,000 to the cause.