Free Kentucky Derby party for Bostonians named Jeremy

Kentucky Derby, 2017

Is your name Jeremy? Do you live in (or near) Boston?

If so, you can attend a Kentucky Derby party for free tomorrow afternoon.

The Sporting Club — a bar located at Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport — is hosting its 3rd annual Kentucky Derby party from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

This year, to honor the racehorse “Lucky Jeremy,” who has a 500-1 odds of winning the top prize in U.S. horse racing, any person with the name Jeremy can enter free of charge and be treated like a VIP with complimentary food, The Sporting Club said.

People who are not named Jeremy can buy tickets online (while they’re still available) for $25.

Source: McLaughlin, Chris. “Is your name Jeremy? Kentucky Derby promo at Boston bar allows ‘VIP’ entry.” 25 Apr. 2024.

Image: Adapted from 2017 Kentucky Derby by squirrel83 under CC BY 2.0.

2 thoughts on “Free Kentucky Derby party for Bostonians named Jeremy

  1. That’s fun! There’s a flower shop here in Baltimore that changes their sign weekly, “If your name is [Amy], come in this week for a free bouquet.” It’s always an overtly female name, though — I guess they don’t think men (or people with unisex names) like flowers.

  2. How curious that they only choose unambiguously female names.

    I wonder if there’s a reason — like, maybe most of their customers really do have that kind of name…? Otherwise it does seem like a strange bias.

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