This year, however, three such bottles will honor legendary Black jockey Isaac Murphy. It’s the first time in the promotion’s history that there will be three specialty bottles.
Keeneland representatives said the red, black and blue label designs “depict the pageantry, beauty and power of Thoroughbred racing.”
Artists Sandra Oppegard, Andre Pater and Tyler Robertson provided the designs.
Murphy won the Kentucky Derby three times, including back- to-back wins in 1890-91. He’s also the only jockey to have won the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and the Clark Handicap in the same year (1884).
The bottles are scheduled to go on sale Friday.