Industry & National

GEORGETOWN, Ky (WTVQ)- A big weekend for the horse industry continued Sunday, this time in Georgetown. That’s where the Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms celebrated its’ homecoming. “So peaceful and you get to meet true superstars up here,” said visitor Carolyn Perry. 141 superstars to be exact. That’s how many retired thoroughbreds call the retirement […]

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The little colt with the star on his forehead shocked the world a year ago by winning the Kentucky Derby. Those who knew and loved him still mourn what happened after that. Read more on New York Times.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. — At this avant-garde farm, the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, Silver Charm, 28, can gaze across at Swain, 30, whom he once dueled in Dubai, or look down the road toward Touch Gold, 27, who sneaked up and ruined Silver Charm’s Triple Crown bid at the 1997 Belmont. Summer Attraction, a 26-year-old gelding, can frolic […]

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. — The oldest living Derby winner is enjoying his retirement in Georgetown, along with many other horses at Old Friends Farm. Silver Charm, now 28 years old, won the Derby in 1997. Read more on Spectrum News.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. – The paved road on which visitors make their entrance bisects paddocks that this time of year – having been fed by rain in preceding months – are a shade of green that make your eyes hurt. Inside those prominent paddocks are horses who won major stakes and millions of dollars. There are […]

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(WXXI Public Media) – A racehorse who was famous for never winning crossed the final finish line last week. Zippy Chippy died Friday at the Old Friends Thoroughbred Farm in Greenfield Center, New York, near Saratoga, where he retired about 12 years ago. As the story goes, Zippy Chippy was acquired by his owner-trainer, Felix Montserrate, […]

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A HORSE named ‘racing’s most loveable loser’ for failing to win in 100 attempts has sadly died aged 30. Zippy Chippy was anything but nippy on the track and even got banned from some after stopping mid-race. Read more at The Sun.

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The proximity of the dates were coincidental, but the symbolism rang true, embracing the yin and yang of the Thoroughbred racing universe. Zippy Chippy, a name synonymous with failure on the racetrack, died on April 15, five days shy of turning a full 31, while Cigar, a horse who epitomized the thrill of victory, would […]

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Silver Charm’s Kentucky Derby anniversary is celebrated in the May Blood-Horse magazine. Find out how to get it here. Watch a video companion piece to the magazine story here.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. — On the track, Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm was known for his photo finishes. Twenty-five years later, he’s a master of selfies. The gray stallion, who won the 1997 Run for the Roses, knows how to smile at the camera when tour groups come to see him at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement […]

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