Horse Racing's Living History Museum

Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we hope to raise awareness of  all equines in need.   Learn more about us here.


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In his follow-up to History of Old Friends, author Rick Capone revisits the unforgettable history of this horse retirement home and tells the stories of some of the farm's greatest horses, including Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm, War Emblem and Charismatic, whose time on the farm was way too short.   Included are other wonderful horses, such as Genuine Reward, Little Mike, Touch Gold and Sarava to name just a few. In addition he also tells the story of how King Congee came to live at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in New York, and of Thornfield who now calls Old Friends at Kentucky Downs home.     pre-order by clicking here


5th edition of the Old Friends Magazine 2017!

Old Friends magazine, produced and 100% donated by Daily Racing Form, is 96 color pages packed with stunning Barbara Livingston photographs, features horse profiles and past performances for many of the farms’ accomplished retired Thoroughbreds. 100% proceeds go to Old Friends.  Call us at 502-863-1775 to order. $15.00 includes shipping and handling.    click here to order.


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2017 on sale for $5 plus $3 shipping. 

Hats Off to the Horses!

Watch for the the next season of auctions of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted chapeaus from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® in Jan. 2018.  Thank you to Krystal and Jon Court, and Shelby and Chris Landeros for their modeling help!

Peek at past year's hats here.

Proud to be

an accredited organization of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance!

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Old Friends News

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Morning is better with Old Friends Coffees.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
On Sunday September 10, Old Friends will host an exclusive live auction of fine art and choice...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Sept. 7 is Old Friends Day at Kentucky Downs!  Join us for a day of exciting Turf Racing on...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Our very good friend, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® is excited to announce a second running of the "Pick a...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Old Friends Party on the Porch! Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6 pm Anne’s Washington Inn, 111 S...


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