Preakness-Winning Trainer Michael McCarthy Featured On Thursday’s ‘Cocktails & Conversation’

“Cocktails & Conversation,” the weekly virtual happy hour series, returns for the sixth episode of the season on Thursday, May 20, at 6 p.m. Eastern, with special guest Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup winning trainer Michael McCarthy; hosted by Britney Eurton and Nick Luck of NBC Sports and joined by renowned mixologist and creator of Breeders’ Cup’s official cocktails Mark Tubridy.

The multiple G1 winning trainer McCarthy joins the show fresh off his impressive Preakness victory with former Future Stars Friday contender Rombauer. McCarthy also had the honor of training 2018 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile champion City of Light and the speedy Apple Blossom Handicap winner Ce Ce. He has saddled over 1,000 starters since training on his own after being an assistant to Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, and has won over $19 million in earnings.

McCarthy will share his experience preparing Rombauer for the Preakness and what’s next.

This week’s cocktails are both bright, refreshing sippers perfect for May. The first cocktail is the Bramble, a vibrant classic with gin, lemon juice, Crème de Mûre and syrup. The second drink, the Maker’s Renewal, is an upgrade to the standard whiskey sour. This cocktail is made with Maker’s Mark®, lemon juice, Crème de Cassis, simple syrup and Angostura Bitters.

In addition to the cocktail mixing segment, fans will be able to submit questions via social media for the hosts and McCarthy to answer during the live stream. Throughout the cocktail hour, viewers will be encouraged to donate to industry workers and communities in need through the official Breeders’ Cup website.

All donations generated from Cocktails & Conversation are wholly donated to organizations benefitting the horse racing and hospitality industries, including the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, USBG National Charity Foundation and Restaurant Workers Relief Program.

Live streams can be viewed at Breeders’ Cup’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

To learn more about the virtual happy hour series, watch past episodes, and to support those in need, please visit

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