Old Friends Farm

One-Eyed Fan Favorite Patch Will Be Retired To Old Friends

Fourteenth in the 2017 Kentucky Derby, Calumet Farm’s fan favorite Patch will be retiring to Lexington, Ky.’s Old Friends Farm this year. Park Equine Hospital announced the news on Facebook Thursday afternoon, stating that the 6-year-old son of Union Rags was getting checked out at the facility before his retirement. The one-eyed horse’s most notable […]

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‘One Of Racing’s Great Warriors’: Millionaire Hogy Retired To Old Friends Farm

Hogy, the multiple graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing and will be pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY. Bred by Dr. John E. Little in Kentucky, Hogy (Offlee Wild -Floy, by Petionvillle), finishes his seven-year career with 55 starts and 19 wins and earnings of $1,339,782. The near-black […]

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Millionaire Royal Posse Retired To Old Friends Farm

Multiple stakes-winning millionaire Royal Posse has officially been retired to Kentucky’s Old Friends Farm, trainer Rudy Rodriguez announced on Facebook on Tuesday. The 7-year-old New York-bred gelding by Posse won 11 of his 42 starts, earning $1,037,560. Possibly Royal Posse’s biggest accomplishment was back-to-back victories in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park in […]

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KY Derby Museum Ambassador Winston Announces Retirement

After spending most of his life as the tiny ambassador of the Kentucky Derby Museum, Winston is announcing his final weeks at the Museum. On Monday, March 5, 2018, Winston will head to Old Friends’ Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, where he’ll join several former Kentucky Derby champions and fellow miniature horse, Little Silver Charm. Winston came […]

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Old Friends’ ‘Hats Off To The Horses’ Kicks Off With Awesome Gem-Inspired Creation

The online fashion auction “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” kicked off this week with another beautiful handcrafted Derby chapeau going on the virtual block to raise money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. This is the ninth year that Old Friends has joined with acclaimed milliner […]

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Midnight Secret Euthanized At Old Friends Due To Paddock Accident

Racing warrior Midnight Secret was euthanized November 16 due to injuries sustained in a paddock accident. The 20-year-old gelding was pensioned at Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm based in Greenfield Center, NY, an official satellite to the Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, KY. Bred in New York by Flying Z Stables, […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Diamond Stripes Dies At Old Friends

Multiple-graded-stakes winner Diamond Stripes was euthanized May 29 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY. According to Old Friends veterinarian Dr. Bryan Waldridge, the cause of death for the 14-year-old gelding were complications of treatment for progressive ethmoidal hematoma, a benign but highly invasive sinus cancer. Bred in Florida by Mr. and […]

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Quite The ‘Charm’-er: 1997 Kentucky Derby Winner Near And Dear To Baffert’s Heart

Hall of Fame conditioner Bob Baffert has been in Louisville this week, overseeing the preparation of a small string of horses that will run in stakes races this weekend at Churchill Downs.  Since he doesn’t have a runner in the Kentucky Derby this year, Baffert will visit three of his past Derby winners – Silver Charm, War […]

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Old Friends Announces Passing Of Veteran New England Campaigners Swan’s Way And Duke Ora

Within just a few days of each other, we lost two tough old New England Campaigners: Duke Ora, 23, and Swan’s Way, 28. They each made 81 starts and died within a few days of each other–Dukie from a neurological disorder and Swannie from inoperable colic. And anyone who thinks Thoroughbreds are the equine version […]

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