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Old Friends’ ‘Homecoming’ Event Scheduled For Sunday, May 6

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host its 14th Annual Homecoming event, sponsored NTRA Advantage, Daily Racing Form, Hagyard Pharmacy, and Red Brand Fence, on Sunday May 6, 2018 from 1 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $15 for Old Friends “Clubhouse” members (children 12 and under are […]

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Game On Dude Colic Surgery: Veterinarians Find Unusual Intestinal Defect

Retired multiple graded stakes-winning gelding Game On Dude underwent surgery for colic in early November, according to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen. Although it’s not entirely unusual for cases of colic to pick up as the weather gets colder, veterinarians found something unexpected when they began the operation at nearby Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. […]

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CHRB Steward Ward: ‘People Don’t Accept Authority Like They Used To’

Nearly three decades of service in the Del Mar stewards’ booth will come to an end for California Horse Racing Board steward Tom Ward, as will the second Bing Crosby Fall Season with today’s final race. Ward came down from Northern California and started work at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting on September […]

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Chantal Sutherland Looks To Pick Up Tack Again In December

Jockey Chantal Sutherland is looking to make a return to race-riding next month, according to Daily Racing Form. Though she has been on horses in the morning in recent weeks, she last rode in a race in July 2014. Sutherland said she has been considering a return to racing for six months, “I’ve missed it so much,” […]

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Game On Dude Halter Up For Grabs At Belterra’s Old Friends Day

Monday September 7th is Old Friends Day at the Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, OH. The day will celebrate Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, that cares for more than 150 retired racehorses. There will be a silent auction of unique items and an opportunity to meet with Old […]

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Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: Better With Age?

Whatever one thinks of the form in the Grade 3 Illinois Derby on Saturday, it takes a lot of guts and natural ability to jump from a maiden victory to a graded stakes success, and winner Whiskey Ticket (by Ghostzapper) is now unbeaten in two starts. Coming from the Bob Baffert training operation, Whiskey Ticket […]

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Charles Town: $1.5 Million Classic To Launch 2015 Stakes Season

The $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2), Charles Town Oaks (G3) and West Virginia Breeders’ Classics XXIX will again headline the stakes calendar at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in the upcoming year following the schedule’s recent approval provided by the West Virginia Racing Commission. The 2015 stakes action at Charles Town will kick off […]

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ThoroFan To Honor Michael Blowen

As part of the 2015 Eclipse Awards week-long events, ThoroFan will honor an industry favorite at its third annual awards breakfast sponsored by Red Brand Fence Co. Jan. 16. Highlighting the event is the ThoroFan Award, given each year to a person or entity who substantially contributes to building the fan base in Thoroughbred racing. […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Behind the Scenes at Old Friends

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm has recently welcomed some new additions: Silver Charm, Game On Dude and Amazombie. This week the crew at EquiSport Photos takes us behind the scenes for a look at the new guys. We also get a peek at a few of the fundraising “Hats Off to the Horses” Derby hat […]

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Smith: Breeders’ Cup Success Takes Planning

Mike Smith has 20 Breeders’ Cup victories, more than any jockey. Retired Hall of Fame riding great Jerry Bailey has 15, and John Velazquez 12, second to Smith among active riders. Smith, inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2003, attributes his success to more than skill, luck and longevity. How about favorable circumstances? “It’s […]

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