Honoring Ferdinand - 1986 Kentucky Derby Winner

Old Friends, in partnership with the Japan Racing Association and various overseas breeding farms, have transformed the awful death of 1986 Derby winner, Ferdinand, into a beneficial relationship insuring that his demise was not in vain. Thanks to Madeleine Pickens, Emmanuel DeSeroux, our many supporters and the cooperation and support of the Japanse horse racing establishment, we have repatriated five horses from Japan: Creator, Sunshine Forever, Fraise, Ogygian and Wallenda. And we're working on bringing more back to America once their breeding careers are over.


The Blood-Horse 's Lenny Shulman later noted: “…his death may yet bring benefits to those that follow him.”



Old Friends News

Monday, September 05, 2016
SEPT 8 IS OLD FRIENDS DAY AT KENTUCKY DOWNS Join us for a day of exciting turf racing and the 2nd...
Friday, August 05, 2016
There will be no tours at our Kentucky Downs facility from Aug 14-17th.  Thank you!
Friday, July 15, 2016
Breyerfest helps Old Friends! You can help, too, by participating or volunteering at the inaugural...


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