Jeff Piecoro, host of “Bengals Spotlight” and “Reds Live” will be the host and Master of Ceremonies for Derby Eve Lexington 2016! Mr. Piecoro is entering his 18th season with Fox Sports Ohio and 17th season as host of the EMMY award winning “Reds Live. “
A native of Lexington who grew up attending races at Keeneland, he feels honored to help support the horses by donating his time to Derby Eve Lexington. “I love the horse industry and the horses – Thoroughbreds give 100% unconditionally when they race, and they deserve to have happy productive second careers in great homes after the track. I’m honored to help in that goal” states Piecoro. “The horse industry is special to me, and I’ve loved covering 14 Kentucky Derbys and eight Breeders' Cup Championships.”
Proceeds from Derby Eve Lexington benefit Woodford Humane Society, Race for Education, New Vocations Racehorse Adoptions, and the Retired Racehorse Project.
The 25-year broadcast veteran started his career in Lexington, Kentucky where he worked at WTVQ- TV (ABC) and WLEX- TV (NBC) as weekend sports anchor and sports reporter.
Piecoro is a 1985 graduate of The University of Kentucky where he played wide receiver for five seasons, 1980-1984. He continues to be involved with his alma mater as the color analyst for Kentucky’s football games and the University of Kentucky Big Blue radio network.
Tickets are $100 and include open bars, gourmet food, signature drinks, valet parking, 80's-90's dance band The Spazmatics, DJ Tank, a Red Carpet entrance, and a huge dance floor surrounding 3 sides of the lit runway stage. V.I.P. tickets offer G.H. Mumm Champagne bar, expanded bars and food, VIP-only area tickets are $350 each. Reserved V.I.P. tables for eight are $2,500 each with corporate logos if desired. Tickets are available at www.DerbyEveLex.com.
The party starts at 8 pm in the first floor of the five-story James Pepper Distillery Warehouse, 1170 Manchester Street in Downtown Lexington’s renewed Distillery District.
Valet parking is complimentary to all party guests as well as free parking in the Cox Street Lot behind Rupp Arena with complimentary shuttle service to the Red Carpet compliments of party sponsor Don Jacobs BMW. In addition, 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.
Party Sponsors include Four Roses Bourbon, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, G.H. Mumm Champagne, 14 Hands Wine, Southern Wine and Spirits, Kentucky Ale, Horse Races NOW App, The Breeders’ Cup, Equibase, Park Equine Hospital, Ramaco, iStable, Don Jacobs BMW, Gratz Park Inn, Grace Rug Gallery, Kentucky Knows Coffee, Office Depot/Office Max, and qx.net. 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.com.