Our Retired Race Horses

Kentucky Retired Race Horses

Affirmed / Towering Success
One of the best sons of Triple Crown winner Affirmed
Private Terms / Intimate Girl
Gulch / Summit Park
Go For Gin / Bright Feather
Northern Afleet / Wilshe Amaze
Palace Music / Chic Star
Brahms / Majestic Fire
Deputy Minister / Primal Force
Awesome Again / Piano
Grand Slam / Making Faces
Valid Expectations / Starlit City
Grindstone / Dear Birdie
Sabona / Pawlova
A Louisiana horse who made big news
Croco Rouge (IRE) / Saffron Crocus (GB)
Bayou Hebert / All Zip
Not all magnificent hearts beat in the chests of champions.
Grand Slam / Becky's Shirt
Pioneering / Cappucino
Half-brother to G1 winner Medaglia D'Oro
Grand Slam / Smooth and Classy
Chief Seattle / Regal Export (CAN)
Bwana Charlie / Maggies Storm
Distorted Humor / Outsource
“His power is difficult to put eloquently into words, as he stretches for the wire and revels in his own otherworldly might.”
Pioneering / Stay With Bruce
Honored at the National Bluegrass Festival
Kitten's Joy / Dream About (CAN)
Notebook / Romantic Summer
Strawberry Road / Daring Bidder
One of the best 3 Year Olds of 1991
Honour and Glory / Tapstress
Bold Badgett / Regal Riot
Lord Avie / Queen Ora
Rahy / Golden Darling
When this Hollywood Gold Cup winner fell on hard times, a Nevada fair circuit horseman did the right thing.
Honor Grades / Itsoeasy
We feel honored to provide a home to this 2002 Kentucky Derby runner
Spend a Buck / Gay Charm (BRZ)
Candy Ride (ARG) / Enchanted Spell
A.P. Indy / Habibti
Elusive Quality / Honey Sipper
Eurosilver / Red Blaze
Smart Strike / Fabulous Find
Kris (GB) / Thakhayr (IRE)
Selkirk / Frangy (GB)
Future Storm / Twigazuri
Awesome Again / Worldly Pleasure
Theatrical / Garimpiero
Lightning Fast and Exceptionally Beautiful
Mr. Prospector / Jameela
Among the greats, Gulch is formidable.
Ferdinand / Hidden Light
Quiet American / Friendly Circle
Offlee Wild / Floy
Hussonet / Bo Bo's Sister
Forty Niner / Maytide
Charismatic / Cin Isa Luv
Valid Expectations / Flashdance Missy
Midnight Lute / Nice Again
Montbrook / Extra Case
Greinton / Hofuf
A stakes winner whose progeny excelled as hunter-jumpers and eventers
Kris S. / Souq
Multiple graded stakes winner on turf and dirt.
Spanish Steps / Hay Jude
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I’m adorable, if I do say so myself.
Greensmith (GB) / Petinata (GB)
Anet / Black Tie Royalty
Hoolie / Sunbeam Queen
Fusaichi Pegasus / Lilly Capote
Grade 2-placed son of 2000 Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus
Dynaformer / La Ville Rouge
Albert the Great / Night Storm
Stonehearted / Judy's Tony
Carson City / Etats Unis
Afternoon Deelites / Turquoise Gal
Played Seabiscuit in the Oscar-nominated movie
Mash One (CHI) / Piazza Venezia (CHI)
Vronsky / Pinky's Posh
Awesome Again / Noble Robyn
Jump Start / Sweet Trip
Pleasantly Perfect / Thiscatsforcaryl
More Than Ready / Serene Delight
Regal Classic / Northern Sanction
Tinners Way / Yia Yia
Grandson of the legendary Secretariat
Summer Squall / Bangkok
Wild Again / Rhythm of Life
The Biggest Upset in 134 Years of Belmont Stakes History
Storm Cat / Gone to Venus
Cherokee Run / Latin Lynx
Touch Gold / Aly's Adita
Down the middle of the track he burned like a wildfire.
Confide / Another Good Thing
Future Storm / Just Dance
Silver Buck / Bonnie's Poker
Bachelor Blues / Skip Command
Val Royal (FR) / Vino Veritas
Tizbud / Summer Jersey
War Front / Le Relais
Nureyev / Ring Beaune
Sizzling West Coast miler on the grass
Alpha Plus / Nannar (ARG)
Stormy Atlantic / Vassar
Dominated / Summer Pasture
Charismatic / Clever But Costly
Smile / Bright Swan
The hardest of hard knockers
High Cotton / Alotofappeal
English Channel / I Can Fan Fan
Sky Classic (CAN) / Alexandrina (CAN)
1999 Canadian Horse of the Year and Champion Male Turf Horse
Secretariat / Devon Diva
Secretariat's Last Foal
Deputy Minister / Passing Mood
Tour d'Or / Tune In To The Cat
Concorde's Tune / Clara Bow
Unbridled's Son / Dixie Pearl
Cool Victor / Willow Flight
Volponi / Consider It Done
Son of the Breeders' Cup Classic winner Volponi
Gulch / So Glad
His homecoming was fueled by hundreds of fans.
Our Emblem / Sweetest Lady
E Dubai / Winning Bidder
City Zip / Dinzig Matilda
Yankee Gentleman / Madam Ann
Kris S / La Chaposa (PER)

New York Retired Race Horses

Ruhlmann / Panther Run
A game, durable horse with real heart
Personal Flag / Lucky Lady Susita
Aptitude / Designer Phone
Key Contender / Flannel Sheets
One thing’s no secret.
Golden Gear / Wacky Miss
Dixie Brass / Redeye Rain
Stakes-placed winner
Lion Hearted / Smartly
Alphabet Soup / Karon's Dream
Grade 3 winner for Bobby Frankel
Easy Goer / Willamae
Compliance / Listen Lady
Winners don't always finish first

Memorials Archive

Friday, July 8, 2016
Million dollar winning lady
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Each day, "Rhett: repaid his new caretakers with kindness.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
"I never met a horse who loved his job like he did," said his trainer, Rusty Arnold
Monday, October 26, 2015
Mixed Pleasure, who was a great-great grandson of the great Seabiscuit, had been pensioned at Old Friends since 2012
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Ogygian has spent his life surrounded by legend. Named for the magical island where Odysseus lived
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Creator, a European Superstar
Thursday, February 26, 2015
This son of Seattle Slew ran one of the fastest miles in history.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Our colt, a grandson of Fortunate Prospect, arrived nameless, gaunt and stunted.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The first New York-bred winner of the Travers Stakes since 1867
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Kiri’s Clown sports an impressive racing record on the turf, earning more than $1 million.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
We are greatly saddened to share that we lost our old friend A.P. Slew A.P. Slew photo © Laura Battles A.P. Slew by Karyn...
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Jules - King's Sweetest, by Rollicking Obit: Nov. 12, 2014 - This weekend we were saddened by...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Our volunteer and tour guide, John, will be hosting a special ceremony on Saturday, August 30 at...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Kris S - My Turbulent Miss, by My Dad George Obit: Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Prized Euthanized...
Monday, May 26, 2014
CLEVER ALLEMONT 1982-2014 Clever Trick - Allemont, by Carlemont Obit Press Release: Clever...
Monday, May 26, 2014
"In Memory Of" is the official memorial painting for Old Friends Thoroughbred Rescue in...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Damascus - Copernica, by Nijinsky (CAN)    Obit from the DRF click...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
  Obit Press Release: Bull Inthe Heather Dies at Old Friends 1993 Florida Derby winner...
Monday, March 10, 2014
THE NAME'S JIMMY 1989 - 2014 Encino out of Dancing at Dawn by Grey Dawn Obit Press...
Monday, January 13, 2014
DANCIN RENEE 1992 - 2014            ...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
SUNSHINE FOREVER 1985 - 2014 Roberto out of Outward Sunshine by Graustark Obit: January 7,...
Monday, January 6, 2014
PATTON 1991 - 2014 Lord At War (ARG) out of Slew Me Down by Seattle Slew Obit: January 6,...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
KLASSY BRIEFCASE - 1985 - 2013 Medieval Man out of Leather Gallery by The Pruner Obit:...
Friday, February 1, 2013
Marquetry 1987-2013 Conquistador Cielo out of Regent’s Walk (CAN) by Vice Regent (CAN) Obit:...
Sunday, August 5, 2012
1992 Canadian Horse of the Year
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Handicap Winner Eternal Orage
Friday, May 18, 2012
Leave Seattle's road to Old Friends was anything but smooth.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Photo by Rick Capone   Lucy's Axe - Crackling Wind - Forever Casting |...
Friday, March 16, 2012
One of the truly great stallions in Florida's breeding history
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Charming girl
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Richard's Lass
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Daughter of the great Precisionist
Monday, August 1, 2011
Magic Dot raced only two times, never earning She foaled two winners
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Grand old dame...Cozy Miss
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Of his 70 starts, he finished in the money 50 percent of the time
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Generous horse...
Thursday, April 14, 2011
All that glitters may not be gold, but sometimes the real thing is unmistakable. Glitterman,...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Wicked North -1994 Eclipse Award for Older Male Horse
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sire of the 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Among the best racers of a great generation; sire of 1993 Derby winner Sea Hero
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Academy Award, a graded stakes-winning son of Secretariat
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Dam of 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
His prowess, and its range from 1 mile to classic distance, caught the eye of trainer Bobby Frankel.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
1991 Horse of the Year; winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic
Friday, February 19, 2010
Came in 4th to Winning Colors in the 1988 Kentucky Derby
Monday, October 5, 2009
The King of Beulah Park
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Grand Dame, daughter of Exceller
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, January 1, 2005
Saturday, January 1, 2005