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You probably know Laura Battles as the photographer whose knowledge of Old Friends’ horses as individuals, as much as her camera skills, make her photos so extraordinary. Read more here.

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Albertus Maximus won the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. In 2009 he prevailed in the prestigious Donn Handicap, and he also won the Windy Sands Handicap in 2008. Read more here.

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One of the questions I get asked the most these days, whether in person or on social media, is how Special Ring is doing after the passing of his best friend, Popcorn Deelites. Read more here.

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Yesterday was a sad day at the farm. We had to say goodbye to two valiant elders. We were coming to love them both very much. Swain and Dumaani lived most of their lives at Shadwell Farm until they joined Old Friends last March. Though we were privileged to care for them for all too […]

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Today is the 26th anniversary of Victor Cooley’s win in the Marine Stakes at Woodbine. That day he set a speed record of 1 1/16 mile in 1:41.80 that stands to this day. We are saddened that we can’t go up to Victor’s paddock on the back 40 and celebrate with him. Read more here.

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You and I, a son of Kris S and the Peruvian mare La Chaposa (by Ups), was foaled thirty-one years ago in Florida. He  went into training with Stanley Hough for Triumviri Stable and won the Cowdin (G2), a leading juvenile stakes.   Read more here.

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Slamming was a good old horse. The kind who could carry the world on his back and just might do that for you. All his life he generously gave all that was asked of him. He never asked for a lot, but he inspired a whole lot of love Read more.

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We are saddened by the passing of two of Old Friends’ most senior residents, Zippy Chippy at OF at Cabin Creek in New York, and River Squall at the main Kentucky farm. Zippy Chippy was 31. River Squall died on his 28th birthday. Read more.

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Winston, the miniature horse at Old Friends at Ashton Grove, is a busy guy. He spends many of his evenings visiting with the human residents of Ashton Grove Senior Living Community, but he also makes time for the exercise program his vet recommended for him. Here he is taking an evening drive with his owner, […]

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He had a tough constitution to run 91 races and win 14 of them, including two stakes. But ferocious he was not. He was one of the sweetest horses ever to grace Old Friends.

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