Ferdinand's Ball is an annual fundraiser in honor of the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner and 1987 horse of the year, who was sent to slaughter in Japan. The red carpet gala raises awareness and funds so that legendary horses like Ferdinand can retire in peace and with dignity on a beautiful farm in Georgetown, Ky. The tie was designed using the colors of the silks worn by Ferdinand's jockey Bill Shoemaker.
- Ken Rosenthal
25% of the revenue from the sale of each BowTie benefits Ferdinand's Ball.