Help us say Goodbye to Winston!
Our beloved miniature horse, Winston, is hanging up his Derby hat after spending over 20 years at the Kentucky Derby Museum. He will be retiring to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm on Monday, March 5! Winston will enjoy a special send off to Old Friends following the Museum’s groundbreaking ceremony for its new multi-million dollar expansion project at 10 AM.
To commemorate his retirement, the Museum will feature
Winston Wednesday's on February 21 &28:
Daily Meet & Greet with Winston
I met Winston buttons (while supplies last)
Winston Cookies (while supplies last)
Card signing opportunity
And more, so stay tuned as festivities unfold
Can't make it on Winston Wednesdays? Visitors are always welcome to stop by anytime from now until March 5th at 10 and share their retirement wishes.
Winston came to the Kentucky Derby Museum at two years old, in the fall of 1995. He’s been the companion horse to more than 30 resident Thoroughbreds, including three horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby, Perfect Drift, Phantom on Tour and Twinspired, as well as Kentucky Derby 135 winner, Mine that Bird.
He’s also thrown out the first pitch at the Louisville Bats game, helped Churchill Downs pick the Derby winner ahead of the race, supported many charitable organizations around town and performed more than ten marriage proposals with his “Will You Marry Me?” blanket!