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Rapid Redux to be pensioned at Old Friends

Rapid Redux, the extraordinary racehorse who holds the modern North American record of 22 consecutive wins, will be permanently pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement today that the 6-year-old gelding will arrive at the organization’s Georgetown farm on Wednesday, […]

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Old Friends achieves ‘Verified’ status from GFAS

TheHorse.com reports that Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, KY, has been recognized with “Verified Status” by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries. Verification means Old Friends meets the criteria established for equine sanctuaries/rescues after having met rigorous animal care […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Finally Peace for Star Plus

All’s well that ends well. The last time I wrote about 9-year-old Star Plus, the Argentine Group 1 winner who was being raced despite what his previous owner said were serious physical problems, he was in the private possesion of owner-breeder George Iacovacci Sr. and a distant trailer in every one of his four starts. […]

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Old Friends: Sire Fortunate Prospect euthanized at age 31

Fortunate Prospect, a top sprinter and broodmare sire, was euthanized due to complications of old age on March 15 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY.   The son of Northern Prospect out of the Lucky Debonair mare Fortunate Bid was 31.   Michael Blowen, President and founder of Old Friends, where the stallion […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: A Woman of Many Hats

There are many wonderful people who devote their time, energy and resources to assist the racing industry. One special woman came up with a unique and creative way to raise money and support Thoroughbred equine aftercare. Sally Faith Steinmann is a milliner, artist and horse lover. Born and raised in Cape Cod, Mass., and creative […]

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Trainer seeks retirement home for Rapid Redux

Rapid Redux will likely race one or two more times in early 2012, but after that, he’ll need a retirement home.  Trainer David Wells tells the Blood-Horse he’s been approached by CANTER, Old Friends and the Kentucky Horse Park as possible places for the five-year-old gelding to live out his post-racing years.  Wells would like […]

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Son of Ferdinand, CANTER horse join Old Friends

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center reports that two new friends have joined the operation in retirement.  Ferdinand’s Star is a 16-year-old gelded son of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand.  He comes to Old Friends from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center at Kentucky Horse Park. Eleven-year-old Mikethespike joins Old Friends from CANTER.  He’s […]

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ASPCA gives $50,000 grant to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility

The Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility has received a $50,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  This is the second $50,000 grant given to Old Friends as part of a 2009 ASPCA effort called the Rescuing Racers Initiative. 

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You and I arrives for retirement at Old Friends

Old Friends welcomed a new friend this week to the Georgetown, Kentucky Thoroughbred retirement center.  You and I arrived from Washington State, where he most recently stood. You and I will be pensioned at Old Friends after a stud career that began in 1996.  As a racehorse, You and I won the Metropolitan Handicap and […]

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