Horse Racing's Living History Museum

Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we hope to raise awareness of  all equines in need.   Learn more about us here.

Hats Off to the Horses!
The Little Mike hat

A winning hat inspired by our very own Little Mike. Another original, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted chapeau from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®.  These hats have raised over $28,815 for our horses! Auction begins Feb 1 8pm EST.   Click here for more info.
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When Barbara Livingston’s first “Old Friends” book was released in 2002, the simple concept of chronicling famous – and some not-so-famous – Thoroughbreds in their senior years lit a spark within horse-racing aficionados and further editions followed. Now, Livingston brings us “Old and New Friends,” featuring nearly 100 retired horses including dual classic winner Silver Charm, champion Hidden Lake, and the country’s oldest-ever recorded Thor­oughbred, Prospect Point. And in a slight departure from the earlier editions, Livingston also features some younger subjects this time, including the 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. $39.95 plus shipping. We are exclusively selling these signed copies - but numbers are limited!   Call us to order at 502-863-1775.



Little Silver Charm is an imaginative, engaging book, filled with charming characters—old friends and some new ones, too—along with an incorrigible villain to add spice to the mix. Goodness and love triumph in the end, of course, as they forever should.
- Bill Mooney, Eclipse Award-winning turf writer

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The History of Old Friends A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds
By Rick Capone

The story of the creation of Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., by Michael Blowen, who turned a dream into reality.

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Proud to be

an accredited organization of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance!


4th edition of the Old Friends Magazine!

Old Friends magazine, produced and 100% donated by Daily Racing Form, is 96 color pages packed with stunning Barbara Livingston photographs, features horse profiles and past performances for many of the farms’ accomplished retired Thoroughbreds. 100% proceeds go to Old Friends.  Call us at 502-863-1775 to order. $15.00 includes shipping and handling. More info here

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Monday, February 13, 2017
From Feb 13 - 19 it's a share certificate bonanza!  Our share certificates are a great way to...
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Book This Event! Kick up your heels at our annual fundraiser!


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