This year’s $1,000 Mint Julep Cup charity program honors the 50th anniversary of Secretariat winning The Kentucky Derby, a historic moment in thoroughbred history.


Handmade by Louisville jeweler From the Vault, each cup features the design of Secretariat’s famed blue and white checkered silks in sapphires. One side of the cup features an engraving of 1973, the year Secretariat won The Kentucky Derby, and the other features 2023, commemorating 50 years since his historic run.

Gold – $3,500

Silver – $1,000

Unlike the Silver Cup, this year’s Gold Cup has the option to engrave a name on the bottom of the cup, a letter-pressed Mint Julep Recipe Card signed by Secretariat’s jockey Ron Turcotte, and a custom gold-foil detailed box.

Secretarait Foundation

All proceeds benefit the Secretariat Foundation. The foundation was created by Mrs. Penny Chenery, who owned Secretariat, to support thoroughbred and equine-related industries. Chenery passed away in 2017, but her children continue operating the charity in her memory.

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