Old Friends News

Monday, August 25, 2014
We have an anonymous donor who is willing to match funds through August 31! If you are able to...
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Everybody's doing it! Click here to see Michael Blowen's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Click here...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Our volunteer and tour guide, John, will be hosting a special ceremony on Saturday, August 30 at...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Fashion Show will benefit Old Friends! August 29th at 9:00pm In collaboration with the...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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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.”