Michael Blowen and Sandy Hatfield to Lead a Legends Tour of Old Friends

GEORGETOWN, KY – March 19, 2024 – Join Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends, and special guest, Sandy Hatfield, longtime stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, on a special tour of Old Friends and hear the amazing stories of some of the farm’s wonderful horses.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Start time: Noon

Where: Old Friends

1841 Paynes Depot Rd

Georgetown, Ky.

Tickets: $150 per person. Maximum of 20 people for the tour.

To reserve your spot on the tour, call the Old Friends office at (502) 863-1775.

“Old Friends is blessed with not only legendary horses, but with legendary people within our family,” said John Nicholson, president and CEO of Old Friends. “Our Founder Michael Blowen, and longtime Three Chimneys’ Stallion Manager Sandy Hatfield are just such legends. I can’t wait for their tour, which is a rare opportunity to have these legends take you on a special journey with many of the equine heroes at Old Friends.

“Old Friends is proud to be a part of Thoroughbred Racing and these Legend Tours are just the latest way we celebrate the great horses and people in the sport we love,” continued Nicholson. “We look forward to introducing new and different ways, like these Legend Tours, of sharing the story and heritage of horse racing with, not only our sport’s old friends, but sharing it with new friends as well.”

Michael, who founded Old Friends in 2003, and recently stepped down as president of the farm, will tell visitors the stories of some of his favorite Thoroughbred retirees on the farm.

Sandy, who has spent most of her life working with stallions, in particular, Hall of Fame Kentucky Derby winner and Old Friends retiree, Silver Charm, will share her stories of some of her famous old friends.

This tour is a unique opportunity to visit with some of Old Friends’ legendary horses with Sandy, a legend herself, and hear another perspective on what these great retirees mean to all of us.

“I’ve followed Old Friends since the beginning and I’m in awe of what Michael and his wonderful team have accomplished,” said Sandy Hatfield, Stallion Manager Emeritus at Three Chimney’s Farm. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to team up with Michael for this special tour with these fabulous retirees.”

“I promise it’ll be fun … at least for me,” said Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends. “I love listening to Sandy and showing off our wide range of Thoroughbred retirees – from Silver Charm to Private Charm and everyone in between.”

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