Old Friends Welcomes New Retirees Stormy Liberal And Patch On April 6

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, will host a special “Welcome Day” for new retirees Stormy Liberal and Patch on Monday April 6, 2020 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. The meet-and-greet will be held at Old Friends main farm, located at 1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, KY.  Light refreshments will […]

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Patch, 2017 Kentucky Derby Contender, Arrives At Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, welcomed 2017 Kentucky Derby contender and graded-stakes-placed Patch. The son of Union Rags out of the A. P. Indy mare Windyindy, Patch was donated to the non-profit organization by owner Calumet Farm following his three-season racing career. His last start was in the Birdstone Stakes […]

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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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‘A Lot Of Marbles On The Table’: Diversify Bids For Jockey Club Gold Cup Repeat

Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans’ New York-bred millionaire Diversify will vie for his second straight victory in the 100th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup against a field of eight on Super Saturday at Belmont Park. Carrying an all-fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic as a  “Win and You’re […]

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Patch, Outplay Looking To Rebound In Sunday’s Alydar

Trainer Todd Pletcher will be represented by a pair of runners as he seeks his third victory in the $100,000 Alydar at 1 1/8 miles on Sunday at Saratoga. Calumet Farm’s homebred Patch, the bay Union Rags colt who became famous on the 2017 Triple Crown trail for his uncommonly cycloptic vision, will carry the banner from […]

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Pletcher ‘Pleased’ With Tapwrit’s Preparations For Suburban

Multiple graded stakes winner Tapwrit visited Belmont’s main track Sunday morning to put the final touches on his preparation for Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban at 1 ¼ miles on Stars & Stripes Day. The 2017 Belmont Stakes winner breezed in company with one-eyed fan favorite Patch. The pair completed five furlongs in 1:00.71 with Tapwrit galloping out well ahead of his […]

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Pletcher’s Belmont Duo Work ‘A Long Steady Five-Eighths With A Big Gallop-Out’

Trainer Todd Pletcher was a busy man Friday morning, shuttling between Belmont Park’s main track and training track as he fit in a number of scheduled works for next week’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival in between the raindrops. The trainer called an audible for his two Belmont Stakes contenders, sending them to the training track, where they […]

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Fan-Favorite Patch Finishes Strong To Start 2018 Season With A Victory

One of the best-loved colts on last year’s Triple Crown trail, the Calumet homebred Patch made his 2018 debut this Saturday at Belmont Park. The one-eyed son of Union Rags came flying down the center of the track to win the sixth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance event on the main track. Ridden by John […]

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Fan Favorite Patch Prepping For 4-Year-Old Debut This Weekend

Calumet Farm’s one-eyed fan favorite Patch will make his 4-year-old debut in Race 6 on Saturday at Belmont Park, an allowance for 4-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. It is his first start since his fourth-place finish in the Grade 3 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Racetrack on August 5. The son […]

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