Old Friends Welcomes Lava Man

GEORGETOWN, KY – NOVEMBER 19, 2022– Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host an Open House on Saturday November 26 from 12 noon to 2pm for fans to meet new retiree Lava Man.

The event is free and open to the public. Pizza and Lava Crunch Cakes will be served.

The now 21-year old Lava Man posted an impressive resume during a racing career that spanned seven years. His victories include the Pacific Classic, the Hollywood Gold Cup, and the Goodwood Handicap, now called the Awesome Again. A one-time claimer, in the end Lava Man amassed multiple graded stakes and over $5.2 million in earnings.

Not quite ready to hang up his silks, the then 9-year-old son of Slew City Slew became a lead pony in Doug O’Neill Stables, a position he held until last week, when he made his final appearance on the track leading Hot Rod Charlie to the gate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

On Tuesday November 8 Lava Man, aka Coach, arrived at Old Friends where he will enjoy his well-earned retirement.

Lava Man Day at Old Friends

1841 Paynes Depot Road

Georgetown, KY 40324

Saturday November 26, 2022

Noon – 2-pm

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