At A Sanctuary For Retired Race Horses, Ex-Derby Winner Silver Charm Soaks Up The Good Life

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Ever wondered what happens to Kentucky Derby horses after they retire from racing? Some lucky ones, like Silver Charm here, end up at a luxurious facility for thorough bred horses called Old Friends in Kentucky.

Founded by former Boston Globe movie critic and columnist Michael Blowen about 20 years ago, Old Friends is a place where retired Derby horses find peace, tranquility and lots of friends. It is located in Georgetown, Kentucky about 70 miles east from Churchill Downs, the venue of the Kentucky Derby.

Blowen set up the sanctuary for retired horses about 20 years ago, President and CEO John Nicholson told USA TODAY.

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