Old Friends To Offer Limited Time ‘Horseman’s Tour’ Starting Saturday

by | 07.10.2018 | 4:04pm
David Cross Jr.
Beginning Saturday July 14, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY, will offer, for a limited time, a special “Horseman's Tour” hosted by Kentucky Derby-winning trainer David Cross and retired jockey Joe Steiner.

This VIP tour to meet the farm's many champion Thoroughbreds is a guided walking tour of approximately 60-90-minutes, and will take place on these three consecutive Saturdays only: July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th . This tour begins at 11 am.

Cost per adult is $50 and advance reservations are required.

Reservations can be made by visiting the Old Friends website and clicking the “Book a Tour” button (www.oldfriendsequine.org) or by calling (502) 863-1775.

This special tour is for three Saturdays only at 11 am and space is limited.


Canadian-born trainer David C. Cross saddled 1983 Kentucky Derby winner Sunny's Halo. It was the only time in history that a Canadian-bred colt wore the blanket of roses on the First Saturday in May. Throughout his career Cross had numerous other stakes winners in the U.S., including Diane's Halo, Quintana, Code Love, and Majestical Moment. Cross was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2006.

Joe J. Steiner is a multiple graded stakes winning jockey who captured over 1,000 starts at 52 tracks across the United States, Canada, and in Saudi Arabia. He won the GR1 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita aboard Saratoga Passage and has ridden several Old Friends retirees, including Danthebluegrassman and Silver Ray. Steiner was also an exercise rider for trainer Bob Baffert and helped condition Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner Silver Charm.

Old Friends is home to several luminaries of the turf, including Kentucky Derby-Preakness winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Breeders' Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup, and Belmont stakes winners Touch Gold and Sarava. The farm is open to the public daily by appointment.  

For additional information or to reserve a spot on the “Horseman's Tour” please call (502) 863-1775.

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