Old Friends News

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Come out to Making Memories Pottery and Ceramics in Georgetown, KY and paint your very own pottery...
Monday, October 13, 2014
  The Old Friends Scene magazine is a stand-alone collector’s edition produced by the...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Old Friends at Cabin, a facility for retired thoroughbred racehorses is hosting a barn dance on...






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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Come out to Making Memories Pottery and Ceramics in Georgetown, KY and paint your very own pottery...

Monday, October 13, 2014
  The Old Friends Scene magazine is a stand-alone collector’s edition produced by the...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Old Friends at Cabin, a facility for retired thoroughbred racehorses is hosting a barn dance on...

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
   Kroger Cares about Old Friends!  Use your Kroger Plus card and Kroger...

Monday, September 01, 2014
Old Friends Inc

Monday, August 25, 2014
The History of Old Friends A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Everybody's doing it! Click here to see Michael Blowen's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Click here...

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Wed., September 17th - Post Time 1:35pm World Class Racing along with fun activities to benefit...

Friday, August 22, 2014
We have an anonymous donor who is willing to match funds through August 31! If you are able to...

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...

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

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
  Woodford Reserve is helping Old Friends with their fabulous Mint Julep Cups!  ...

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly Allday  Office: (502) 722-9583  (502)...

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, 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...

Monday, September 23, 2013
Rosie Napravnik modeling the first of this year's Maggie Mae Designs hats! We're not sure why Sean...

Thursday, September 05, 2013
Fantastic video Tractor Supply shot here at Old Friends.

Monday, May 20, 2013
See WKYT TV's news coverage of Calvin Borel's recent visit to Old Friends! 

Monday, May 06, 2013
Lovely article (see page 14-15) By Denise Steffanus. Talkin' Tinner's Way, too!

Sunday, May 05, 2013
by Ashley Strickland of cnn.com

Saturday, May 04, 2013
The 2013 Ferdinand’s Ball was a great success with Peyton Siva as host by Sandy Dolan of Louisville.com

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, November 15, 2012
Horseback Announces 12 Worthy Causes for the 12 Days of Christmas

Monday, September 24, 2012
New story about Old Friend's retiree Our Revival by Stan Grossfeld of the Boston Globe

Saturday, September 15, 2012
A homebred for owner Sanford Bacon, Dancin’ Renee is the New York-bred daughter of Distinctive Pro out of three-time New York Broodmare of the Year Lolli Lucka Lolli.

Thursday, August 23, 2012
In Support Of Thoroughbred Aftercare, Daily Racing Form Unveils A Special Commemorative Old...

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Breeders and stud farm owners in Kentucky looked at Michael Blowen like he was crazy when he first pitched his idea to them a decade ago: Open a retirement farm for pensioned stallions and make the most famous of those retirees a tourist attraction for racing fans and horse lovers.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By Greg Kocher — Lexington Herald Leader GEORGETOWN — For all of you who were the last to be...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Lovable loser Zippy Chippy could win big in retirement  By Bruce Schreiner, Associated...

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Rapid Redux, the extraordinary racehorse who holds the modern North American record of 22...

Sunday, May 20, 2012
New York's Magnificent Oheka Castle to Host the Inaugural Old Friends Belmont Ball

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,...

Friday, December 23, 2011
Janet Patton - Lexington Herald Leader

Friday, March 25, 2011
Old Friends works so well for the industry at large not because it makes people want to support Old Friends but because it makes people want to support retired Thoroughbreds.

Friday, October 24, 2008
http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/pdfs/BHarticle.pdf It takes a village to raise a child and,...

Thursday, July 17, 2008
Our friend, Bill Nack wrote the following story about Old Friends a year or so ago for Life Magazine.

Thursday, July 17, 2008
“Final Days for a Hall of Famer,” is the now Eclipse Award winning article written by Bill Mooney, which appeared in the January 07 edition of Post Time USA. The article won in the 2007 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Commentary category. Bill is a dear friend to both the horses and humans at Old Friends. He is a racing historian and writer. Bill.....congratulations! ----

Thursday, July 17, 2008
Chris Poynter's terrific article in the Courier-Journal

Friday, December 07, 2007
Michael Blowen, the eclectic movie critic of the Boston Globe, was in love with the horses. He wanted to learn everything about them, so that he might cash in more tickets. He begged legendary trainer Carlos Figueroa for a job on the backstretch. Blowen expected to be paid. Figueroa looked shocked.

Thursday, June 28, 2007
Old Friends' founder and president Michael Blowen discovered his unique bond with Thoroughbreds while working as a volunteer groom at Suffolk Downs during the 1990s, eventually buying and racing a small stable of claiming-level horses before leaving his position as Arts & Entertainment reporter and film critic for The Boston Globe to become operations director for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation....

Saturday, January 21, 2006
It has been a good year for Old Friends the Thoroughbred retirement project headquartered at Hurstland Farm in Midway Kentucky Since January its roster of pensioned racehorses has increased from...

Sunday, December 04, 2005
They said a few words over Fraise recently, a right proper send-off for a well-liked horse.

Near Midway, at the horse retirement home on Hurstland Farm called Old Friends, the cremated remains of Fraise received their final respects and some flowers, too...

Friday, August 01, 2003
Charm comes in all colors. On July 23 at Hopewell Farm, it was silver. An anonymous donor contributed a halter from the 1997 Derby winner who now stands proudly at Three Chimneys Farm. After spirited bidding between myself and Ryan Sigley, Sissy’s son, he won the coveted halter. I was crushed. It was, in large part, my party and I really wanted that halter more than I would have admitted....

Wednesday, July 23, 2003
LEXINGTON, Ky. - When a thoroughbred stallion abroad has outlived his breeding usefulness, anything can happen to him, even if he's a Kentucky Derby winner.