Industry & National

“This year, two veteran turf stars called it a career at 9-years-old after a combined 22 wins and over $5 million in earnings. Multiple graded stakes-winners Channel Maker and Red Knight have each found their permanent home at Old Friends Equine in Georgetown, K.Y., a 501(c)(3) non-profit accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) that […]

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“Stormy Liberal is one of a select number of Breeders’ Cup winners to repeat the feat. Always dead game, the former claimer’s final half-dozen career victories had connections and fans regularly holding their collective breaths as his biggest margin was just a neck. The tough and classy veteran raced on three continents, earned an Eclipse […]

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Old Friends Farm is asking for blanket donations going into winter. You can find out more about donating in the WKYT story here.

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Stormy Liberal is one of a select number of Breeders’ Cup winners to repeat the feat. Always dead game, the former claimer’s final half-dozen career victories had connections and fans regularly holding their collective breaths as his biggest margin was just a neck. The tough and classy veteran raced on three continents, earned an Eclipse […]

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) – Former Governor Brereton Jones, lay in state at the Kentucky Capitol on Monday. He was passionate about several causes, but none closer to his heart, than the equine industry. “There was nobody ever in the history of the horse racing business in Kentucky that has meant more to these horses, than […]

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Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that grants totaling over $821,000 were awarded this year. 75 organizations were approved for a grant including 45 aftercare organizations, 20 backstretch and farm worker programs, six equine-assisted therapy organizations, three Thoroughbred incentive programs, and one research organization. Grant recipients can be found on www.tca.org. Over the last 33 […]

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today winners for the 38th annual TOBA National Awards. The TOBA National Awards were presented across two days of ceremonies. The National Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, September 8 at WinStar Farm, honoring State and Canadian Breeders of the Year for 2022. The National Awards […]

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“He had a great life,” said Bill Spawr. “He was a happy horse, always running around. Unfortunately, it was because he was such a happy horse and feeling so great that he hurt himself.” Spawr was talking about Amazombie, the horse he partly owned and trained to win the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), six […]

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“Sarava, the upset winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes, died on Monday at Old Friends Equine Retirement in Georgetown, Ky., the farm announced. The 24-year-old Wild Again horse was euthanized due to complications from a leg fracture.” Read more on the Daily Racing Form.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Sarava, the upset winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes at 70-1 odds, died Monday at his retirement farm in Kentucky. The 24-year-old horse was euthanized due to complications from a leg fracture, according to a preliminary veterinarian report from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. His death was announced by Old Friends farm in […]

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