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Former Derby Museum Miniature Horse, Old Friends Resident Winston Dies At 24

Winston, the miniature horse that long resided at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, has died.  In February of 2018, Winston announced his retirement from the Museum and promptly joined Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY., where he would continue to greet visitors and fans.  Michael Blowen, founder and president of […]

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FTBOA Silver Charm Stakes At Tampa Offers Winner A Forever Home

Colts and geldings that compete in the inaugural $100,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes on Saturday, May 5 at Tampa Bay Downs will be racing for more than the winner’s purse. The race is a “Win & You’re In” opportunity for the winner, who will earn an invitation to spend his […]

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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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Old Friends Launches Old Girlfriends Society Celebrating Retired Race Mares

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, has introduced a new membership option available to fans. The Old Girlfriends Society will celebrate the 11 former race mares pensioned with Old Friends and give fans an opportunity to meet and support our matriarchs. A number of accomplished mares have called Old Friends home […]

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Old Friends To Benefit From Breeders’ Cup ‘Memorabilia Moving Sale’ On Saturday

The Breeders’ Cup is relocating its Lexington, KY offices.  What better time to have a giant moving sale?! On Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18 Breeders’ Cup will host a “Memorabilia Moving Sale”, and all of the proceeds will benefit Old Friends. Here’s how it will work: Interested fans come to the Breeders’ Cup current offices […]

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Old Friends’ ‘Hats Off To The Horses’ Fundraiser Continues With Touch Gold

The online fashion auction “Hats off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” continues 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 Sally Faith Steinmann […]

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Old Friends: Private Zone Euthanized After ‘Small Intestinal Colic’

Multiple grade 1 winner Private Zone was euthanized today at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford in Versailles, KY. According to Park’s attending veterinarian, Dr. Bryan Waldridge, the cause of death was complications of duodenitis/proximal jejunitis (anterior enteritis). “This is a small intestinal colic characterized by inactivity of the small intestine and large amounts of reflux […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Green Mask Arrives At Old Friends

Multiple graded-stakes winner and sprint superstar Green Mask has been retired to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement today. Trained most recently by Brad Cox for owner Abdullah Saeed Almaddah, the now 7-year-old gelded son of Mizzen Mast was retired from […]

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Barn Buddies: Alphabet Soup’s Donkey

Old Friends is home to the first two companion animals ever featured in our Barn Buddies series – Yahoo and Google, the goats who keep Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Eldaafer company. In October, the retirement home added another four-legged species to its ranks: a donkey by the name of Gorgeous George. Old Friends Founder Michael […]

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Old Friends Joins Derby Museum, Hall Of Fame In Membership Sharing Campaign

For 2018 Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY., will again enter into a membership share campaign with the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY and The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY. With this unique trade, paid members of both museums will earn free tour admission to […]

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