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  • Old Friends Satellite Opens in NY

    Old Friends, located near Georgetown, Ky., has opened its first satellite for retired Thoroughbreds. Cabin Creek, a 40-acre farm just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., near Greenfield Center, will begin receiving horses immediately.

  • Danthebluegrassman, shown winning the 2002 Northern Dancer, has been retired and is headed to Old Friends.

    Danthebluegrassman to Old Friends

    Grade III winner Danthebluegrassman, a 9-year-old son of Pioneering who campaigned on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trail for trainer Bob Baffert in 2002 before scratching from the race early Derby morning, has been retired and is headed to Old Friends equine retirement center near Georgetown, Ky. He will serve as the official mascot of the Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park June 12-15.

  • Santa Anita to Host Old Friends Day

    The Kentucky-based Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility and Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., are joining to present "Old Friends Day" Jan. 20 at the West Coast racetrack.

  • Futural Retired to Old Friends

    Millionaire Futural, who won the 2001 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) and San Bernardino Handicap (gr. II) and has most recently been running at Hastings Park, is being retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky.

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    Hall of Famer Precisionist Euthanized

    Precisionist, a champion, Breeders' Cup winner, and member of racing's Hall of Fame, was euthanized Sept. 27 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky., less than four months after arriving at the facility. The 25-year-old horse was suffering from an inoperable tumor.

  • Estrapade, winning the Oak Tree Invitational.

    Champion Estrapade Dies at Age 25

    Estrapade, winner of an Eclipse Award as champion female turf horse, died from an apparent heart attack at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky. Friday. She was 25.

  • All Welcome to Old Friends Open House

    Old Friends will be hosting its first open house on the grounds of Afton Farm on Saturday, April 17, from 4-9 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. Reservations are not required.

  • Old Friends Acquires First Horse

    Old Friends was formed last year with the intent of retiring and/or bringing home pensioned Thoroughbred stallions and giving the public access to these horses. Ironically the operation's first acquisition, aptly named Narrow Escape, is a 21-year-old mare.

  • Old Friends Get a Farm

    Old Friends, the Kentucky-based operation that aspires to give the public access to retired notable Thoroughbreds, could open its doors at Afton Farm near Midway, Ky., as early as next March.