Long before America fell in love with baseball, men and women gathered 'round racetracks to watch the heart pounding drama of powerful thoroughbreds thundering toward the finish line.

Horse racing, the "Sport of Kings", began in the Old World but soon became the favorite pastime for the masses in Colonial America. In Central Kentucky, horse breeding and distilling would become inseparably intertwined. That same limestone water that sweetened their whiskey also strengthened the bones of their thoroughbreds.

Join James Beard award-winning mixologist, Dale DeGrofffor a Runyonesque romp through the world of thoroughbred racing. Meet the players, plungers, jockeys, and steeds who forever changed the Sport of Kings, while sampling the best whiskey drinks through the ages... so pull on your boots and grab your hat,it's gonna be an exciting ride!