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.





Hats Off to the Horses! WATCHEM SMOKEY!

Honoring Watchem Smokey, who resides at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in NY, Sally Faith Steinmann of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® has created another gorgeous chapeau. The Watchem Smokey hat is modeled by our good friend, Acacia Courtney. Many thanks to her and to photographer Connie Bush. This auction ends Feb 11th. These hats have raised over $37K for Old Friends! CLICK HERE FOR INFO    CLICK HERE TO BID

NEW! 2020 FEED FOR A DAY CALENDARS

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NEW! 2020 8th EDITION
OLD FRIENDS MAGAZINE BY
THE DAILY RACING FORM

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OLD FRIENDS HOOF PATROL

This  new program supports the 800+ hooves belonging to the residents of Old Friends.  As an Old Friends Hoof Patrol supporter you are actively helping our retirees. Your annual donation provides the Old Friends Hoof Patrol Team with the necessary tools needed to combat a variety of equine hoof ailments.    CLICK HERE

THE ART OF OLD FRIENDS

This exceptional collection of paintings, drawings, and pencil sketches has been a long labor of love for Dagmar Galleithner-Steiner. Including 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.  CLICK HERE

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Join the Old girlFriends Society

Support Our Matriarchs! So much is made of the wonderful stallions in residence at Old Friends like Silver Charm, Alphabet Soup and Albert the Great, but sometimes we just have to say... let’s hear it for the girls!
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CELEBRATING OLD FRIENDS BY RICK CAPONE

In his follow-up to History of Old Friends, Rick Capone revisits the unforgettable history of Old Friends 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.  Click here to order

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GIVE ME SHELTER MY OLD FRIEND

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