Press Release

GEORGETOWN, KY – MAY 5, 2022 –  Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, will host its 17th Annual Homecoming Event on Sunday, May 8th beginning at 12 noon. The event features a live and silent auction of artwork, prints, and racing memorabilia, including several premiere collectible stallion halters. For those unable to attend the […]

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JOIN OUR NEW FRIENDS AT ASHTON GROVE SENIOR LIVING FACILITY Saturday April 30, 2022 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Meet the retirees at Ashton Grove Adults $10 Seniors: $5.00 Kids Free 115 Ashton Grove Path Georgetown, KY 40324 For information call: (502) 735-4400

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GREENFIELD CENTER, NY – APRIL 16, 2022  Zippy Chippy, horse racing’s most loveable loser, has died. A retiree at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, NY., a satellite of Kentucky’s Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, the son of Compliance was 31. Campaigned by owner-trainer Felix Montserrate—who acquired the horse in 1995 by trading a […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY – APRIL 14, 2022 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY., will host its 17th Annual “Homecoming” on Sunday May 8th, 2022 from 12 noon to 4pm. This year will be a very special celebration as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Silver Charm’s Kentucky Derby victory. Silver Charm (pictured […]

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It’s Time to Vote! Thank you for entering our contest and submitting a name for our High Heels ’19 filly. We received over 500 fabulous entries! And while it was a tough choice, our panel of Old Friends experts have finally narrowed them to these 5 finalists. A)     A-Flat Miner B)     Espadrille C)     Goldisocks D)     Run for the Heels […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY – FEB. 16, 2022 – Affirmed Success, multiple Grade 1 winner and a true warrior on the New York racing circuit, was euthanized today at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY., where he had been pensioned since 2007. According to attending veterinarians the 28-year-old gelding was suffering from chronic hoof […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY – MARCH 23, 2022 – Six pensioned stallions from the Lexington, KY., -based Shadwell Farm have been donated to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement. Albertus Maximus, Kayrawan, Intidab, Mustanfar, Dumaani, and Swain were relocated in recent weeks from Shadwell’s Nashwan Stud complex to the non-profit organization’s Georgetown, KY., farm, joining its 143 other residents, […]

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Name Our Filly High Heels ’19 is a 3-year-old filly by Mineshaft out of the mare High Heels. She is a registered Thoroughbred, unraced due to injury, and so is without a proper name. Before she has a total identity crisis, we’re asking your help to secure this pretty girl the perfect moniker. The Deets […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY – FEB. 25, 2022 —Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, KY., announced today that the farm has been chosen as the final resting place of multiple graded stakes winner Medina Spirit. Medina Spirit’s ashes will be interred in Old Friends’s Nikki Bacharach Memorial Garden alongside such champions as Kentucky Derby Winners […]

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Silver Charm, the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and Hall of Famer will celebrate his 28th birthday on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

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