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.


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.