Kentucky Derby Winning Ticket Bottle Opener

Sealed in this agile tool is an authentic Kentucky Derby-winning ticket.
created by

Ward Wallau


Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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With a crack of the bottle cap, he was off to the races. Sealed in this agile opener is an authentic winning ticket cashed after the 2014 Kentucky Derby, won by California Chrome. Set against a saddle towel and encased in plexiglass engraved with the iconic twin spires, each bar tool is officially licensed by Churchill Downs Racetrack and comes gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Ward Wallau. Made in Berkeley, California.

Ticket features:
Race number (11): Derby is traditionally the 11th race of the day.
Horse number (5): Winner California Chrome.
Wager amount.
Resultant payout and date cashed stamped at bottom.

Tickets and saddle towel color will vary.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in California

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau



Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Handmade Recycled
Made from
cotton, plexiglass, paper and nickel plated brass
6.5" L x 2" W x 2" H
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
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