River Downs to Host Old Friends Benefit Day

River Downs to Host Old Friends Benefit Day
Photo: Courtesy River Downs
Eagle Time will be among those honored during "Old Friends Day" at River Downs.

River Downs will host an “Old Friends Day” at the Cincinnati, Ohio track Sept. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
During “Old Friends Day” River Downs will celebrate the careers of Ohio millionaire Catlaunch and recently retired fan favorite Eagle Time. The benefit will raise money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky.
In addition to the second running of the Old Friends race, the benefit day will feature a silent auction of select racing memorabilia. Featured items include a Moneigh by Old Friends retiree Danthebluegrassman and other unique collectibles. All proceeds will benefit Old Friends.
While at the track, fans are invited to stop by the Old Friends booth and learn more about the organization and its many retired equine athletes.
The Old Friends benefit at River Downs began last year as a tribute to Appygolucky, an Old Friends retiree who was once considered the “king of the claimers” at River Downs. He also set the track record for a mile at Beulah Park, which still stands. 
“Appy” passed away in 2009, but his legacy of helping fellow claiming horses lives on.
For additional information contact Vivien Morrison at val226@aol.com.


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