Three things you need to know about Jocktails [Food & dining]

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Three things you need to know about Jocktails [Food and dining]

1. Jocktails is a fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, not a gay porn

Wednesday night at Prime Lounge (104 W. Main St.), Woodford Reserve bourbon is hosting the fourth annual Jocktails Celebrity Jockey Bartending Charity Event. Star jockeys including Julien Leparoux, Jon Court, Robby Albarado, Rajiv Maragh, James Graham and John Velazquez will be pouring drinks, with all bar tips benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

The invite-only event runs from 7-10 p.m. with doors opening to the public at 10 p.m. for a $10 donation. Jocktails at Breeders' Cup 2011 raised $3,091 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Other sponsors are the J Wagner Group, Three Chimneys Farm, and 102.3 The Max.

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund provides a financial assistance to more than 60 former jockeys who suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the fund has disbursed more than $2.5 million.

Wouldn't Jocktails make a great title for a gay porn though? After practice a few athletes gather in the locker room…Seriously, the J Wagner Group could sell the naming rights to Raging Stallions Studios and donate the proceeds to the fund. Just a thought.

2. While we're on the subject of buff men, gents, don't let your date touch the jockeys

Last year Leparoux gave my wife a hug that left her raving about his physical condition. Yes, I mentioned this episode in my recap of that Jocktails, but as my wife still brings it up six months later, so will I. Let your date touch a jockey at your own risk.

3. While we're on the subject of jockeys…

They pour stiff drinks. I suspect their rationale is that bigger humans require bigger pours. So don't plan on rationing your tips throughout the evening—go big early.


Photo: Zach Everson

About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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