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Friday, July 25, 2014
Jockey Rosie Napravnik and MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Team Up and Tip a Hat to Old Friends  ...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The History of Old Friends A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds
Friday, July 11, 2014
Meet the Author! Location:  Old Friends Farm, Georgetown, KY Date: 7/12/2014 Time: 10am –...
Monday, May 26, 2014
"In Memory Of" is the official memorial painting for Old Friends Thoroughbred Rescue in...
Monday, May 26, 2014
Memorial Day at Old Friends May 26, 1 PM Old Friends Farm, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown,...






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Friday, July 25, 2014
Jockey Rosie Napravnik and MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Team Up and Tip a Hat to Old Friends  ...

Thursday, July 17, 2014
The History of Old Friends A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds

Friday, July 11, 2014
Meet the Author! Location:  Old Friends Farm, Georgetown, KY Date: 7/12/2014 Time: 10am –...

Monday, May 26, 2014
"In Memory Of" is the official memorial painting for Old Friends Thoroughbred Rescue in...

Monday, May 26, 2014
Memorial Day at Old Friends May 26, 1 PM Old Friends Farm, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown,...

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Old Friends Farm and Red Brand KeepSafe VMesh Horse Fence are pleased to offer you the opportunity...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Oldsmobile for Old Friends at...

Monday, April 28, 2014
#RideWithRosie Wild Turkey is donating $10,000 to Rosie’s favorite charity, Old Friends....

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Derby Week Events and Memorial Day at Old Friends

Friday, April 25, 2014
Our good friends at Daily Racing Funnies have this SUPER Tshirt with Mel's original drawing of...

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Thanks to our many supporters who always step up to help our horses.  We appreciate each and...

Monday, April 07, 2014
Daisy Hill Senior Living is proud to host "Old Friends Helping Old Friends." This cocktail hour...

Friday, April 04, 2014
Old Friends at Cabin Creek's 4th Annual Derby Day Party May 3, 4-8PM Siro's Trattoria at the...

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, West Sixth Brewing and Southern States Announce April 10 Hops...

Monday, March 17, 2014
Come to the party! Guests will enjoy silent & live auctions of horse racing memorabilia,...

Sunday, March 16, 2014
On May 3, from 12-5  Volunteers Viv Morrison and Bea Snyder will once again host Old Friends...

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Louisville’s Seelbach Hilton Hotel to Host 6th...

Thursday, January 30, 2014
These are items we are currently using.  Please click the links to see them.  Any...

Sunday, January 26, 2014
On February 22 the Seelbach Hilton Hotel will host the 6th annual “Old Friends Along the Kentucky...

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
12 Days of Christmas for Old Friends Wish List 1) Toner cartridges under the tree *Canon Laser...

Thursday, December 05, 2013
Our friends the Acoustikats! Are having a benefit concert for Old Friends on Dec. 9th at the...

Thursday, October 24, 2013
To anyone familiar with the world of horse racing, Rosie Napravnik needs no introduction. As one of the top riders in the country, she continues to make her mark in a sport where women jockeys are in the minority...

Thursday, October 24, 2013
NEW! Facebook page for MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Presents Hats Off to the Horses of Old Friends

Thursday, October 03, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
This Sunday, Aug. 25th our friends at Red State BBQ will donate 20% of sales to Old...

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Adirondack Stone Works touched our hearts recently by donating memorial stones for our barn cats...

Thursday, August 08, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Come on out!   Old Friends party at Anne's Washington Inn in Saratoga on Friday July 26,...

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Check it out! Dr. Steven Allday, DVM has been such a great friend of our horses and donates...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Join us this Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Meet Calvin Borel May 20th 1 pm to 4 pm

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Old Friends 9th Annual Homecoming Event     May 5th at 3:00 pm.  Come to...

Saturday, April 27, 2013
We have events in three states and five cities in just four days!     Ferdinand's Ball...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Special Guest Horse Appearance at Keeneland Come meet Arson Squad!  In the Paddock at...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
PRESS RELEASE LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodford Reserve®, the...

Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Rosie Napravnik, who won the Battle of New Orleans, handily, will be coming by on Monday, April...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The 4th Annual Ferdinand’s Ball Derby gala to be held at the Muhammad Ali Center

Friday, March 22, 2013
Kroger Cares about Old Friends! We now have rechargeable Kroger Gift Cards. Kroger will donate...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Old Friends on Instagram!

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Monday, February 04, 2013
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kano Doble, who resided at Old Friends for seven years, was humanely euthanized yesterday...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Lane's End Fan Appreciation Day, Maggie Mae Designs New Rapid Redux hat, Breeders' Cup Connections, New website features,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Please join us this Saturday, Oct. 20th 8:30 a.m. in the paddock at Keeneland for an Old Friends...

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Old Friends Celebrates the Thoroughbred Times Party, Dancin' Renee, Racketeer, Leroy Jolley, New Friends

Sunday, September 09, 2012
New website, Saturday at River Downs, Zippy Chippy Heads Home, Mike Reople donation and Rapid Redux makes a special appearance at the Secretariat Festival...

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Zippin’ for Zippy Chippy! Old Friends Day at the Louisville Mega Cavern Weeeeeeee! On...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Monday, July 02, 2012
Heatwave at Old Friends & Rapid Redux Open House

Sunday, April 08, 2012
Spring Update

Friday, March 16, 2012
From Michael... Over the years, several people stopped by Old Friends to tell us we had a...

Thursday, March 01, 2012
Our good friends Tim Wilson and Nick Newman are developing videos for each of our horses.  They have completed Fortunate Prospect, Creator, Sunshine Forever, Hidden Lake, Kiri's Clown, Ogygian,...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
From Michael... Just before dawn, I woke up to howling winds, pounding thunder and brilliant flashes of lightning. In that sleepy haze, I half-dreamt about my least favorite word - IF....

Saturday, February 11, 2012
From Michael... There haven't been many days better than today at Old Friends.  Every retiree was full of vim and vinegar and Triple Crown Senior. Dan and Stephen filmed Diane...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
From Michael...    It's 62 degrees and sunny here at Old Friends. Through the back window, you can see Afternoon Deelites sunning himself and Gulch nibbling the grass that's lasted...

Thursday, January 12, 2012
From Michael... This morning, just before dawn, Afternoon Deelites galloped out of the darkness heading straight for his feed tub. Gulch, in the neighboring paddock, was already waiting for his...

Sunday, January 01, 2012
Years can be measured in moments: Marquetry's kind eye just before he went in for colic surgery and his wonderful recovery; Creator slobbering over organic strawberries; Mike the Spike and...

Saturday, December 10, 2011
From Michael..    Friday morning I had the privilege of addressing about 80 of the most knowledgable, curious, intelligent and sensitive horse racing fans I've ever met. They asked...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011
From Michael...    Friday morning I had the privilege of addressing about 80 of the most knowledgable, curious, intelligent and sensitive horse racing fans I've ever met. They asked...

Monday, August 29, 2011
Having traveled cross-country from the Loma Rica Ranch in Grass Valley, CA., the body of deceased Hall of Fame champion Noor will be re-interred in Kentucky at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred...

Thursday, July 28, 2011
From Michael... The outpouring of love and affection toward the recent devastating loss of both Awad and Cozy Miss is truly inspiring. From trainer David Donk to his many, many fans Awad was a...

Friday, May 27, 2011
From Michael...   On Monday, Memorial Day, we will have our annual tribute to the horses we lost in the last year: Academy Award, Bonnie's Poker, Polish Navy, Glitterman, Jade Hunter and...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
From Michael... We lost The Wicked North last Monday. He was humanely euthanized at Hagyard's Equine Medical after suffering with a fatal lipoma. He was a great racehorse and a better retiree....

Thursday, February 17, 2011
From Michael... We just welcomed Patton, a gift from Brereton Jones at Airdrie Stud, and Stormy Passage, who bowed a tendon at Turfway Park. It took Patton just a few minutes to figure...

Thursday, February 10, 2011
From Diane...  The Cats at Old Friends   The Old Friends cat population has reached double figures. We have three barn cats, three house cats, a garage cat and, with...

Thursday, December 30, 2010
From Michael...   In honor of their birthday's on Saturday a few stories from some of our favorites.   Marquetry continues to impress with his classy disposition and...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
From Michael... Christmas is an extra special time here at Old Friends. The horses get cards with heartwarming stories from people who have visted during the past year and our supporters are...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
From Michael...   Great horses...great people...great food...great weather...That sums up our post-Breeders' Cup party at Old Friends. Thanks to all of our new and old friends that...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
From Michael...   Our young friend, Lucy Duane and her friend Abby came by the farm on Sunday and donated $209.07 to Old Friends. All the bills and and coins were delivered in a plastic...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
From Michael...    The last few days at Old Friends were just amazing. On Saturday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) visited with her daughter, Mary Shannon, and her friend, Gail Dady....

Tuesday, October 05, 2010
From Michael...   What a great weekend: Visitors from 15 different countries have toured Old Friends during the Alltech World Equestrian Games; Tinners Way, multiple Gr. 1 winning son of...

Thursday, May 27, 2010
This Memorial Day, Old Friends will pay tribute to some very special Thoroughbred Champions. On May 31st Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, KY, will have a...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
DECEMBER 22, 2009-Gulch, the six-time Grade 1-winning son of Mr. Prospector, arrived today at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, where he will permanently retire....