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 left), now 28, won the Kentucky Derby in 1997 and became an Old Friends retiree in 2014 after 10 years as a breeding stallion in Japan. He is currently the oldest living Kentucky Derby – Preakness Stakes winner.
Helping Old Friends observe this “Silver” Anniversary will be special guest Gary Stevens, the Hall of Fame jockey who rode Silver Charm to his Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories.
“Homecoming” tickets are $40 for the general public and $20 for Old Friends members (children 12 and under are free). Reservations can be made online by visiting the Old Friends website at www.oldfriendsequine.org and clicking the banner or by CLICKING HERE.
The day will include a barbeque buffet lunch by Proud Mary, farm tours, live Bluegrass music, and live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, collectible stallion halters, artwork, jewelry, books, and more.
There will also be art tent offering buy-it-now quality photographs and paintings.
Grab bags, book sale,
and free giveaways!
Old Friends, a non-profit organization, is home to such retired luminaries of the turf as Belmont Stakes winners Touch Gold, Sarava, and Birdstone, three-time Santa Anita Handicap star Game On Dude, 2005 Wood Memorial winner Bellamy Road, multiple graded stakes winner Ring Weekend, and Nicanor, full brother to Derby winner Barbaro.
The event is rain or shine. For additional information please call the farm at (502) 863-1775.
Old Friends 17th Annual Homecoming
Sunday, May 8, 2022
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Old Friends Farm
1841 Paynes Depot Rd
Georgetown, KY 40324
Photo of Silver Charm by Laura Battles