thoroughbred retirement

Jan. 15: Last Chance To Apply For 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover

Less than nine months from now, hundreds of recently-retired Thoroughbreds and their trainers will meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in a culmination of the first year of retraining. The road to get there will be full of unique challenges in transitioning and training, but with the support of the Retired Racehorse Project and the […]

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Breeders’ Cup’s Peggy Gdovka Joins Old Friends Board Of Directors

Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY., elected Peggy Gdovka to its Board of Directors at a meeting held December 4, 2019.  Gdovka, currently the Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships & Licensing/Merchandising for Breeders’ Cup Ltd., will begin her term immediately.  Growing up in Woodford County, Gdovka cultivated a strong love of […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Trends From A Decade?

With the calendar having flipped to 2020, the Paulick Report looks back on the last ten years in the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss five developments of the past decade that have had a profound influence on the sport of racing. Share your thoughts […]

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Two-Time Breeders’ Cup Winner Stormy Liberal Retired To Old Friends

Following a disagreement between his owner and former trainer, champion Stormy Liberal has been retired to Old Friends Farm in Kentucky, the Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday. Owner David Bernsen delivered the news following medical tests in Florida that revealed problems with the 7-year-old gelding’s ankles. Bernsen was looking into whether Stormy Liberal could continue […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Thankful For ‘Miracles That Defy Science And Logic’

The holiday season is officially upon us, but Sarah MacHarg needs no extra reminders to be thankful this year. She has spent the past six months watching her Thoroughbred gelding Great Minds defy the greatest of odds, overcoming an intra-articular joint infection so severe that most veterinarians suggested he wouldn’t be able to survive. “He […]

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‘We Retired Him Sound’: Former Maryland Turf Champion Phlash Phelps On To Eventing Career

Phlash Phelps, a four-time turf stakes winner and the 2015 champion Maryland-bred grass horse for Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable and Laurel Park-based trainer Rodney Jenkins, has been retired. The gelded 8-year-old son of Great Notion bred by Carol Kaye was winless in three 2019 starts, most recently finishing fifth by 2 ¼ lengths in the […]

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11-Year-Old Millionaire Slim Shadey Pensioned To Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed long-time turf hero Slim Shadey. The 11-year-old gelding was pensioned by current owner Michael Hui after a nine-year career. Slim Shadey made his final start on August 2 at Indiana Grand. A two-time graded-stakes winner, Slim Shadey was bred in Great Britain by […]

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Old Friends To Host ‘Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum’ Weekends In September

Old Friends, The Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, KY, will host a children’s reading and art event highlighted by the newly published Dr. Seuss book, Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum (Penguin Random House), for two weekends in September. The events, to be held Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 and again on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, […]

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Applications Now Being Taken For 2020 Thoroughbred Incentive Program Awards

The application period for horse shows to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards in 2020 is now open. T.I.P. offers high point awards and classes for Thoroughbreds in multiple disciplines, including dressage, eventing, hunter, jumper, pleasure, and Western. The T.I.P. application period for 2020 shows is open through September 30, 2019. Shows should apply […]

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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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