Press Release

Please take a moment to watch this video in memory of our horses that we lost this past year. As always, thank you for your support.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. – May 26, 2023 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., announced that graded-stakes winner Jonesboro died at the farm on Thursday, May 25, 2023. The 21-year old stallion was found deceased in his paddock during morning rounds. Necropsy results are pending. Jonesboro was bred by Jayeff “B” Stables and foaled in […]

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A Farewell to the Horses That Have Passed Please Join us Monday May 29, 2023 at 1 p.m. for Old Friends’s Annual Tribute to our Recently Deceased Horses Afternoon Deelites Albertus Maximus Devilocity Lass Disturbingthepeace Dumaani Eye of the Tiger Favorite Holy Estrapade Hussonfirst Inaspecial Way Kudos Miss Saigon Mustanfar Mystery Trip Star Plus Swain Thornfield Victor […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY. – May 23, 2023 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., is pleased to announce that Be Better, who is owned by Mike Repole, earned retirement for life at Old Friends with his win in the Old Friends Purse Presented by Josephine Abercrombie on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Pimlico Race Course. […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY. – May 4, 2023 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, will host its 18th Annual Homecoming Event on Sunday, May 7th, 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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GEORGETOWN, KY. – May 1, 2023 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., announced today that Mystery Trip, an unraced mare who came to the farm courtesy of LNJ Foxwoods, was euthanized due to chronic hoof issues. She was 22. Bred by W. S. Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership, Mystery Trip was foaled in […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY. – April 28, 2023 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., sadly announced today the passing of Disturbingthepeace, a two-time winner of the Pat O’Brian Stakes and earner of over $650,000, due to complications from colic. He was 25. Disturbingthepeace, who is by Bold Badgett-Regal Riot, by Sovereign Dancer, was a beautiful, […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY. – April 26, 2023 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., will dedicate three new street signs on the farm during its 18th Annual Homecoming event, Sunday, May 7, 2023, noon to 4 p.m. The new signs will honor three of horse racing’s long-time luminaries and supporters of Old Friends: * Dave […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY. – April 11, 2023 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., will host its 18th Annual Homecoming event on Sunday, May 7th, 2023 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Homecoming event tickets are $40 for the general public and $20 for Old Friends Clubhouse members (children 12 and under are free). For tickets, […]

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GEORGETOWN, KY. – March 19, 2023 – Eye of the Tiger, a two-time graded-stakes winner, was found dead in his paddock early Saturday morning, March 18, 2023 at Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky. Necropsy results are pending. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement on Sunday, March 19, 2023. Eye of the Tiger […]

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