Our mission at Old Friends is to provide a dignified retirement for our Thoroughbreds, champions and “unknowns”alike. Your tax deductible gift will help ensure that we not only continue to provide for the care of these marvelous athletes, but also will help us to continue to expand our facility for more horses. Below is a listing of the various ways to support Old Friends. Of course if you would like to make any donation, you may donate here online with Network For Good, or with PayPal or send a check to: Old Friends,  1841 Paynes Depot Rd.,  Georgetown, KY 40324

You can also call us directly with a credit card payment at 502-863-1775



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Shop to Help

The Old Friends eBay Store

We always have interesting memorabilia items, art, jewelry and more!  Do you sell on eBay? You can designate part of your sale to help Old Friends. Click here for more information

Kroger Cares about Old Friends!  Use your Kroger Plus card and Kroger donates to Old Friends! Sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program by clicking here.    Get the details by clicking here.  

Riding Warehouse supports Old Friends.  Use this link for your purchases and they'll donate a percentage back to Old Friends!  They also donate products to us.   Riding Warehouse serves the three main disciplines of equestrian sport: English, Western, and Endurance. No matter the discipline, They put you and your horse first. Excellent customer service, free shipping and return policy.  Riding Warehouse offers an experience you simply cannot beat!

Sign up at Your searches & purchases generate donations. Hundreds & hundreds of stores you may already shop at.  Since 1997, iGive has grown to 350,000+ members supporting 50,000+ causes and raised over $7Million! Over 1500 Stores!   A few examples... Dell, Office Depot,, JCPenney, Walmart, and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry!  Deals and coupons, too!  So simple, just register at iGive and go through their portal each time you shop.  A percent of your order is donated to Old Friends!

Use Goodshop to support Old Friends
15 million people used Goodsearch last year to support more than 100,000 non-profits. Since 2006, Goodsearch users have raised more than $9 million, participated in over 1.1 billion charitable actions, and have truly made a difference.  Old Friends receives a penny per search and a % of your purchases thru Goodshop. A few examples... Kay Jewelers, Holiday Inn, Levi's, Walmart, Lots of deals and coupons!!

Traveling to Italy?
  Book a villa at Tuscany Villas or  Mention Old Friends in your request and they donate 10%!

The Old Friends Clubhouse Membership Program

Old Friends meets a vital need by providing a permanent home to our more than 200 thoroughbreds. Our aging equines require a steady cash (hay!) flow. They have regular monthly expenses and sometimes unexpected (medical!) costs. Our Annual Membership program helps us achieve that goal.  You get a free cool gift and for 2018, a great added bonus is our 'membership sharing program' with the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY and The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY. Paid members of both museums will earn free tour admission (for two) to Old Friends using their membership cards, and Old Friends members will earn free general admission (for two) to both museums.
  click here for more info


Donate $100 and sponsor an Old Friend's retiree. Donors receive a personalized Certificate and an 8 X 10 color photograph. Certificates are available for all horses.  They make great gifts for the horse lover in your life! To order your Certificate, call us at (502) 863-1775. We accept checks, credit cards and money orders or you can use the PAYPAL donation form. 


It costs about $100 per day to feed our retirees (and climbing!). So we’re offering every day of the year for sponsorships. For a $100 donation you can have a name printed on the calendar for the day of your choice, on a first-come, first-serve basis. You also get a free calendar. Honor a loved one, a pet, your favorite horse, or a memorial date. Just send the tax deductible donation to Old Friends, 1841 Payne’s Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324 and write Calendar on the check - include the wording you'd like for the calendar date. You can also donate with paypal or call the office with credit card info at 502-863-1775.   Click here for more information.  Click here for the 2019 calendar form.

Sponsorship is $5000.  Donor recognition includes: 

  • Engraved brass paddock plate with sponsor's name on the barn Honor Wall;
  • Old Friends VIP list, complimentary admission to events at Old Friends Georgetown, Ky location and major donor recognition.
  • The personal satisfaction of knowing that you have made possible a retirement home for your favorite champion!

Sponsor a Stall or a Run-in Shed

Sponsorship for a stall or run-in shed is $2000. Donor recognition includes:

  • Engraved plate on the barn Honor Wall with the sponsor's name;
  • Old Friends VIP list, complimentary admission to events at Old Friends Georgetown, Ky location and major donor recognition.
  • The personal satisfaction of knowing that you have made possible a retirement home for your favorite champion!

Sponsor a Waterer

Sponsorship for a Waterer is $1000. Donor recognition includes:

  • Engraved plate on the barn Honor Wall with sponsor's name; 
  • The personal satisfaction of knowing that you have made possible a retirement home for your favorite champion! 

Call us at 502-863-1775 if you'd like more information. 


Planned-Giving integrates a donor's charitable gift with his or her overall financial and estate planning goals to maximize benefits to both the donor and Old Friends.
Planned gifts typically come from a donor’s assets rather than income and can be either outright or deferred. Some types of gifts include:           
  • Wills
  • Living Trusts, Charitable Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Mutual Funds
Also, it is highly recommended that donors consult with their own tax or legal advisors prior to making a planned gift. Your generosity will ensure that Old Friends continues to make a difference in the lives of retired racehorses. 


Horse and Farm Supplies   - We also have an Amazon Wish List Click here!

Please do not send mints or candy.  Our horses are off sugar.  But they love carrot donations!
Quest Plus Dewormers
3M Vetrap (we use tons of it for bandaging, the 3M holds up the best and wraps the best)

Office Supplies
Stamps, regular office supplies, copy paper, file folders
*Toner cartridges:
CANON Laser 104
HP Laserjet Q2612A

*Please note the following cartridges must not be the generic ones as they don't seem to work in these printers.
HP 63XL Tri Color and HP 63XL Black

Gift Cards
Horse Cents 866-872-3585 (horse supplies)
Office Depot & Staples (office stuff)
Tractor Supply (for farm supplies)
Quillin Leather & Tack (halters) 800-729-0592
KBC International 800-928-7777  (horse supplies)

Information and Collectibles
Horse Racing memorabilia for our fledgling Racing Museum
or for our fundraising auctions.  Racing Programs related to any of our horses  

Send us your proofs from your feed bags        

  • TRIBUTE FEEDS partner program.  Just save your Tribute feeds proofs of purchase and send them to us at: Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY  40324.  Tribute then donates money to us for the proofs. 
  • SOUTHERN STATES Special Horse Organization Winners Program. Helps Old Friends to earn financial sponsorship for special fundraising events. Just send your Southern States feeds proofs of purchase to us at: Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY  40324.  Southern States very kindly donates money to us for the proofs. 
  • TRIPLE CROWN FEEDS Send us your proofs of purchase from bags of Triple Crown feed and they donate money back to Old Friends!  Send to Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY  40324

Other ways to help

  • Think 'Out of the Stall' Have a party (Derby or otherwise). Invite 10 friends to your home, each contributing $10 and then donate for a share certificate in the Champion of your choice! Your gift and their gift is 100% tax deductible. Just think, if 10 of you sponsor your own party, that is $1000 raised for Old Friends!

  • Yard Sales - Get rid of some clutter and donate the proceeds!

Business Partners

Marketing Solutions and Web Development for the Equine Industry.

On behalf of our horses,
Thank you for your generous support!

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