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TAILGATE OR BUST

College football is here! Whether you're a die hard fan, a professional tailgater, or here for the beer, we're giving you our top two recipes for Game Day that will knock the socks off your friends.  We challenge yourself to step away from your "go-to" party app and try something new. We recommend these two dishes because they are both easy to make and delicious.  Dish 1 Mini Country Ham Biscuits Ingredients: Bisquick biscuit mix (tip: substitute milk for buttermilk)  Country ham Honey Dijon Mustard Butter Directions: Make your biscuits according to the package Roll your dough out about 1 inch thick  Cut with a circle cookie cutter that is approx. the size of a half dollar Put on a baking sheet...

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Who is Spendthrift?

Many know Spendthrift Farm was founded in 1937 by Leslie Combs II but who is "Spendthrift"?   Spendthrift - the horse - was foaled in 1876 in Lexington, Kentucky at Woodburn Stud. He is the grandson of LEXINGTON and went on to become the great-grandsire of the legendary MAN O' WAR. The chestnut colt was purchased by Daniel Swigert - owner of Elmendorf Farm - for what would be equal to about $24,000 today. Swigert named Spendthrift after his wife's spending habits in New York City. Throughout his racing career Spendthrift had many great successes including the 1878 Sanford Stakes, the 1879 Belmont Stakes and many more. He also earned the title of American Co-Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in 1878. After...

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Beat the heat like a Kentuckian

Stay cool this heat wave like a Kentuckian - pour a bourbon on the rocks Record-breaking temps are looming and we're trying to stay cool. We're excited to introduce our new Spendthrift Silks Rocks Glasses. Please enjoy (responsibly) the Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned recipe  Ingredients: 2 oz. Woodford Reserve1/2 oz. Demerara Syrup3 Dashes Angostura Bitters2 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters Directions: Add ingredients to the mixing glass. Add ice to mixing glass and serving glass. Stir ingredients for 30-40 secs. Strain into serving glass. Garnish with a lightly expressed orange peel. Enjoy!- Team Spendthrift

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6 Things You Need to do in Saratoga

Saratoga has officially opened and the Fasig-Tipton Select Yearling Sale is almost here! We have compiled a list of the top 6 things you need to do in Saratoga:   Head to the races, of course! Pro Tip: get there early, like the actual crack of dawn, and bring your cooler & a lawn chair. On big race days some people even camp outside the track days in advance! Watch one of the most expensive yearling sales in the world - sale is August 5 & August 6 Visit Saratoga Lake - one of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see Eat at Salt and Char  Visit downtown Saratoga Springs  Shopping! Pro tip: Many women buy their Kentucky Derby hats in Saratoga to...

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