Keyword: Michael Blowen

  • Bonapaw at Old Friends

    Grade 1 Winner Bonapaw Euthanized

    Grade 1-winning sprinter Bonapaw was euthanized July 7 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., due to complications caused by the equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. He was 21.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Blowen to Discuss Aftercare Economic Value at IFAR

    The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses hopes to highlight the promotion of Thoroughbreds in second careers, helping racing owners bridge the gap to their horses' retirement, and connect aftercare efforts and horseplayers.

  • Inside Aftercare: The Seal of Approval

    If you're looking to make a donation to a horse charity. Look at organizations who are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are grant recipients from Thoroughbred Charities of America.

  • Charismatic at Old Friends on Dec. 12, 2016, near Georgetown, Ky.

    Broken Pelvis Cause of Charismatic's Death

    Charismatic died Feb. 19 of a hemorrhage caused by a broken pelvis, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm founder Michael Blowen and Park Equine Hospital's Dr. Bryan Waldridge and Dr. Rhodes Bell confirmed Feb. 20. 

  • Charismatic at Old Friends Dec. 12

    Horse of the Year Charismatic Dies

    Charismatic returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on Dec. 4 and was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. He died Feb. 19.

  • Dr. Bryan Waldridge treats Alphabet Soup in August.

    Alphabet Soup Progressing Under Cancer Treatment

    A cutting-edge cancer treatment has helped reduce skin cancer in 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup, who recently celebrated his 26th birthday at Old Friends Equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky.

  • Bill Mooney with commendation from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.

    Lexington Mayor, KY Senate Honor Turf Writer Mooney

    Bill Mooney, the award-winning turf writer who ranks among Thoroughbred racing’s premier historians, has been recognized by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and the Kentucky Senate for his contributions to the horse industry.

  • Charismatic at Old Friends on Dec. 12, 2016, near Georgetown, Ky.

    Charismatic Settles Into Old Friends

    As 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic adjusts to his new life at Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky., the farm's founder Michael Blowen is already planning the next group of arrivals from Japan.

  • Delay of Game at Old Friends

    Delay of Game Euthanized at Old Friends

    Graded stakes winner Delay of Game, a resident of Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky., since 2010, was euthanized the evening June 6 due to the infirmities of old age, Old Friends president Michael Blowen announced.

  • Touch Gold winning the Belmont Stakes.
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    Touch Gold Pensioned, to Old Friends

    Touch Gold, who denied Silver Charm the Triple Crown in the 1997 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been pensioned from stud duty and will live in retirement at Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky.

  • Mike McMahon, a managing partner at Bourbon Lane Stable, and Michael Blowen, president of Old Friends

    TCA to Honor Bourbon Lane Stable, TIP

    Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Bourbon Lane Stable and The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program at the 26th annual Select Stallion Season Auction Jan. 9 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.

  • Papa John's Pizza to Support Aftercare

    Beginning Oct. 1, go to PapaJohns.com and enter promo code TAA13 to receive one large two-topping pizza and garlic or cinnamon knots for just $13 with $1 donated to the TAA. Lexington and Louisville locations only.

  • Genuine Reward as a foal with Genuine Risk.

    Genuine Reward to Old Friends

    Genuine Reward, one of only two living foals produced by 1980 Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning filly Genuine Risk, has found a new home at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Lexington.

  • Ogygian winning one of several races at Belmont Park.
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    Grade I Winner and Sire Ogygian Dies at 32

    Multiple grade I winner and sire Ogygian, the oldest resident at Old Friends retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky., died March 14 because of complications from colic. The son of Damascus was 32.

  • Kiri's Clown with Michael Blowen at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility.

    Millionaire Kiri's Clown Euthanized at Age 25

    Millionaire grade I winner Kiri's Clown, a resident of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility, was euthanized Dec. 22 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington due to complications following colic surgery.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 7

    Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's move of the Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Lenny's Place - 12/16/2014 - Episode 7

    Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's changes to the Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Silver Charm arrives at Old Friends Farm Dec. 2, 2014.

    Michael Blowen on Silver Charm's Return

    Listen to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as newly returned Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm greets fans Dec. 2. The 20-year-old champion returned to the U.S. after standing in Japan.

  • Michael Blowen on Silver Charm's Return

    Listen to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as newly returned Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm greets fans Dec. 2. The 20-year-old champion returned to the U.S. after standing in Japan.