By Donna Sturgeon


G.H. Mumm, the Official Champagne of The Kentucky Derby, is named the Official Champagne of Derby Eve Lexington with Southern Wine and Spirits on board as a liquor sponsor for the Friday, May 6th party through a Sponsorship of the Champagne and other assorted labels of wine, Tequila, Gin, and Rum for both the general admission and V.I.P. Lounge areas.  G.H. Mumm Champagne will be popped exclusively in the V.I.P. Lounge.
Tickets start at $100 and include food and open bars. The Spazmatics will be rockin’ the house for a second year until 2 am.
Corporate sponsor UBER offers preferred pickup using code “derbylex16” – valid for first free ride (up to $20) and will donate a portion of all rides from new accounts.
The party starts at 8 pm in the five-story Pepper Distillery Rickhouse, 1170 Manchester Street in Downtown Lexington. Guests will walk the Red Carpet through Photographers’ Row with servers offering trays of Derby Eve Lexington signature drinks featuring Southern Wine and Spirits’ Four Roses Bourbon and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Tickets start at $100 each. V.I.P. tickets are $350 each. Reserved V.I.P. tables for eight are $2,500 each and all can be purchased online at www.DerbyEveLex.horse.
Proceeds from Derby Eve Lexington benefit Woodford Humane Society, Race for Education, New Vocations Racehorse Adoptions, and Retired Racehorse Project.
Sponsors include UBER, Southern Wine and Spirits, Four Roses Bourbon, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Kentucky Ale, Breeders’ Cup, Equibase, Park Equine Hospital, Gratz Park Inn, Grace Rug Gallery, Kentucky Knows Coffee, Dillard’s, Office Depot/Office Max,  qx.net, and Don Jacobs BMW. Media sponsors include WKYT-TV, iHeart Radio, and TOPS in Lexington.  
For information, to sponsor, or for media requests contact Donna Sturgeon at [email protected] or (859) 333-5296.
Tickets: www.DerbyEveLex.horse.