Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the New York satellite of the Georgetown, Ky., Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, welcomed multiple stakes winner Be Bullish May 28.
The 10-year-old New York-bred gelding celebrated his 19th win May 17, when he won a $16,000 claiming race at Belmont Park. It was his 87th career start and fourth straight victory.
Following his win, Be Bullish was claimed by prominent owner Mike Repole, who purchased the horse with the sole intent of retiring him from racing. Repole noted that Be Bullish "has put in his time, he's going out on top, he's going out in the winner's circle. If every horse could have an ending like this, the sport would be in a much better place."
Be Bullish, who retires with more than $1.1 million in earnings, will live out his post-racing days at Old Friends Cabin Creek near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which is also home to Repole retiree Cool N' Collective.
"Our thanks to Mike Repole for giving this New York favorite the retirement he deserves," said JoAnn Pepper, owner and manager of Old Friends at Cabin Creek. "Be Bullish gave his all to racing. We're very grateful to have him and we look forward to his all of his fans visiting him at the farm."