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Imperative ‘Loves Having A Job,’ To Be Retrained For New Career By NTWO

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) announces that multi-million dollar earner Imperative will be retiring to its farm to begin a new career in the show world. “I want Imperative to be the poster boy for racing,” said owner Ron Paolucci. “I am grateful to Old Friends for being willing to take him in retirement, […]

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New Retiree, Millionaire Soi Phet Arrives At Old Friends

Old Friends today welcomed new retiree Soi Phet, the 11-year-old son of Tizbud who was pensioned following his 64th and final start on June 29 at Los Alamitos. The dark bay gelding arrived at Lexington Bluegrass Airport this afternoon via H E Tex Sutton Forwarding Co., and was vanned to Old Friends’s Georgetown, KY., farm […]

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‘No Longer Cost Effective’: Old Friends To Close Kentucky Downs Location

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY.,  announced today that the organization will permanently close its satellite division based at Kentucky Downs, the racetrack and historical racing gaming facility in Franklin, KY., at the end of July. The division is home to seven Old Friends retirees, including Canadian Horse of the Year Thornfield, Kentucky […]

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11-Year-Old Soi Phet Making Farewell Appearance In Los Alamitos Opening Day Stakes

The first Thoroughbred meet of 2019 at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif., will begin Saturday, June 29. The 10-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival will continue through Sunday, July 14 with racing conducted – the final two weeks – on a Thursday-Sunday basis. There will be holiday racing Thursday, July 4, with a Los Alamitos cap giveaway […]

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‘Hoof Patrol’ Sponsorship Opportunity Launched At Old Friends

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms has launched a new initiative to help care for the hooves of its aging equine population. The “Hoof Patrol” offers three-tiered memberships: The Bronze Shoe membership is $50 a year; the Silver Shoe membership is $125 a year; and the Gold Shoe membership is $150 a year. All Hoof Patrol […]

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“Wise Dan Day” Celebration At Old Friends July 6

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, will host “Wise Dan Day” on Saturday, July 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at their farm at 1841 Paynes Depot Road. The two-time Horse of the Year, multiple Eclipse winner, and two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion will make a special ambassador appearance at the organization’s main […]

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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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Breeders’ Cup, Maker’s Mark Unveil Mike Smith Bottle As Part Of Charity Fundraiser

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, and Maker’s Mark®, the original premium bourbon, today announced the 2019 Limited-Edition Maker’s Mark bottle from the Champions for Charity program, which began in 2015, with the goal of raising money for local and Thoroughbred-industry charities. Now in its fifth year, the partnership continues a […]

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Jeff O’Reilly Wins TIF Belmont Challenge To Benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Horseplayer Jeff O’Reilly was the only participant out of 211 entrants to correctly select 16 of 19 “props” in the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) Belmont Day Challenge. As a result, the Pennsylvania resident won the chance to direct $1,000 to the racing-related 501(c)(3) charity of his choice – the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The TIF […]

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Grade 3 Winner Yankee Fourtune Euthanized

Grade 3 winner Yankee Fourtune was euthanized May 28 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, due to issues of chronic arthritis. The 12-year-old gelding had been pensioned at the non-profit organization since 2015. Campaigned by New Jersey business man Harvey Clarke and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, in 2010 the 3-year-old Yankee Fourtune […]

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