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
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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.      How to order

See the BOOKS page to order any of our books!

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Hats Off to the Horses!

Another wonderful season will begin November 1st, 2018 with more fantastic creations from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!  Hats Off to the Horses is an auction of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted chapeaus.  These hats have raised over $33K for Old Friends!   Click here for info

 

2018 FEED FOR A DAY CALENDARS

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Call us to order at 502-863-1775
$10 plus $3 shipping. 

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

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Call us to order at 502-863-1775
$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

See the BOOKS page to order any of our books!


Proud to be an accredited organization of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance!

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Old Friends News

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
We're doing a roadside planting!  The Scott County Women's Club and Scott County Cooperative...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
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GIVE ME SHELTER MY OLD FRIEND

Learn about this fundraising project for Run In Sheds - Click here