'Jocktails' event Wednesday benefits disabled jockey fund

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) - Wednesday night celebrity jockeys will be working the bar of Prime Lounge for tips to help their disabled brethren.

The third annual "Jocktails" Celebrity Jockey Bartending Charity Event is sponsored by Woodford Reserve and all proceeds benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.

This invitation only event will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. with doors opening to the public at 9:30 p.m. for a $10 donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund. Prime Lounge is located at 104 W. Main Street in downtown Louisville.

Some of the jockeys confirmed to attend include Jon Court, Julien Leparoux and John Velazquez with more to be added in the coming days.

One of the featured drinks for the event is the "French Manhattan."  Here's the recipe to make at home:

In a shaker with ice add:

1.5 ounces Woodford Reserve

½ ounce Chambord

Dash of bitters

Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass

Garnish with a cherry

The Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cups will also be on display at Prime Lounge during the jockey bartending event. Cups are available still available for purchase.

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to some 60 former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the fund has disbursed over $2.5 million to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.

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