Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer Will Receive a Special Edition Ram 2500 Truck
Ram is the exclusive automotive sponsor of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for the eighth year, and to honor the occasion, Ram will give a one-of-a-kind special 143rd Kentucky Derby edition Ram 2500 Limited truck to the trainer of the winning horse.
The unique heavy-duty truck features a Brilliant Black exterior with a hand-painted rose badge on the front grille and blue Kentucky Derby 143rd logos on the left and right rear panels.
Fans are in for an immersive Ram Truck experience all weekend long. A Ram ProMaster van will transport will deliver the Kentucky Oaks “Lilies Garland” Friday morning, and the Kentucky Derby “Roses Garland” on Saturday. New for 2017, a pink-wrapped Ram 3500 Limited will lead the Kentucky Oaks Survivor Parade, before the 143rd Longines Kentucky Oaks race.
Mike Manley, Head of Ram Brand, FCA – Global, said in a press release, “Ram trucks are the perfect match for horse owners, trainers and riders, and partnering with America’s premiere racing events is a great way to demonstrate our commitment to these customers. With the longest-lasting pickup trucks on the market and class-leading capabilities, Ram trucks are well-deserving of the ‘Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby’ status.”