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.

NEW! THE ART OF OLD FRIENDS

A collection of paintings by
Dagmar Galleithner-Steiner
Available for pre-order now.

This exceptional collection of paintings, drawings, and pencil sketches has been a long labor of love for Old Friends artist-in-residence Dagmar Galleithner-Steiner.  An ode to the farm’s retired athletes, it features almost 50 unique pastel paintings and pencil works of horses both past and present, including such champions as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and Charismatic, the cover boy - Game On Dude, Horse of the Year Black Tie Affair, and Eclipse winners Sunshine Forever and Hidden Lake. Other sketches depict the farm, its people, horses, and other pets-in- residence, like Buddy the cat.  Now accepting pre-publication orders with different levels of goodies included to choose from.      Choose your pre-order level by clicking here

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Hats Off to the Horses! CHARISMATIC

It's wonderful! It's marvelous!  It's the hat honoring Charismatic!
A truly stunning creation honoring our beloved Charismatic.  Many thanks go to Krystal Court, her husband, jockey Jon Court and their daughter Aubrey for helping with the modeling. Hats Off to the Horses is an auction for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted chapeaus from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.  These hats have raised over $33K for Old Friends! This is the last hat this season.        Click here to bid     Click here for more

 

2018 FEED FOR A DAY CALENDARS

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$25 plus $3 shipping. 

2018 6th EDITION
OLD FRIENDS MAGAZINE BY
THE DAILY RACING FORM

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$15 includes shipping. 

 

CELEBRATING OLD FRIENDS BY RICK CAPONE

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.     order by clicking here

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