Keyword: Old Friends

  • Jade Hunter and Michael Blowen.

    Jade Hunter, Sired Champion Azeri, Dies

    Jade Hunter, a multiple grade I winner who sired 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, was euthanized Sunday, Jan. 23, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from colic.

  • Uncle Mo in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

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    Uncle Mo's Earnings to Assist Charities

    The owner of Uncle Mo, winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), is donating a portion of the colt's earnings from the World Championship race to support five equine retirement organizations.

  • Silver Charm's Dam, Bonnie's Poker, Dies

    Bonnie's Poker, dam of Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner and Hall of Fame member Silver Charm, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility near Georgetown, Ky.

  • Repole, NYRA Donate to Retirement Causes

    In order to raise awareness for and benefit horse rescue and retirement organizations, Mike Repole and NYRA are donating a total of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and the Exceller Fund.

  • Academy Award to Old Friends

    Academy Award, one of the only surviving sons of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, has arrived at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY.

  • Saratoga Welcomes Old Friends

    On Jan. 31, ThoroFan is partnering with the Union Grille at the Saratoga Hilton to conduct a fundraiser for the retired racehorses at Saratoga County's Bobby Frankel division of Old Friends.

  • Lava Man faded late and finished last in the San Gabriel at Santa Anita.

    Lava Man Retired After Brief Comeback

    Lava Man, who returned to racing after a more than 17-month layoff only to finish last in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) Dec. 27 at Santa Anita, has been retired after his failed comeback attempt.

  • Gulch

    Pensioned Gulch Moved to Old Friends

    Gulch, who was pensioned earlier this year because of declining fertility at Will Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., has taken up residence at Old Friends.

  • JoAnn Pepper and Thunder Rumble

    Inside Track: Making More 'Friends'

    Thunder Rumble, the 1992 Travers (gr. I) and Jim Dandy (gr. II) winner is the 4th horse to make his home at Cabin Creek, a newly opened satellite farm operated by Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm.

  • Livingston Book Signing Benefits Old Friends

    Two-time Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston will sign copies of her new book "Horses: In Living Color" and her previous release "More Old Friends" on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Circa 1840 Restaurant in Georgetown, Ky.

  • Thunder Rumble, Gigli to Old Friends in N.Y.

    Gigli, trained by the late Bobby Frankel, has a new home in the New York division of the Old Friends retirement facility named after the Hall of Fame trainer.

  • 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.

  • Old Friends 'Jockey Day' Oct. 20

    There will be Jockeys galore at Old Friends Oct. 20, as more than a dozen top riders have confirmed their appearance for "Jockey Day."

  • Commentator enjoys cake at his retirement party at Saratoga.

    Commentator Going to Old Friends

    Tracy and Carol Farmer have chosen Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., as the permanent home for two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator, it was announced Oct. 2.

  • Secretariat Foundation Names Beneficiaries

    Helen "Penny" Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat and president of the Secretariat Foundation, has announced the Foundation's recipients of charitable grants for 2009.

  • Inside Track: Best-selling Story

    As he was a full brother to three-time champion Skip Away, whom many consider as one of the greatest racehorses of all time, big things were expected from Skipingo when he was purchased as a yearling for $300,000 in 1998.

  • Hidden Lake at the 1997 Breeders' Cup.

    Champion Hidden Lake to Old Friends

    Hidden Lake, who earned the 1997 Eclipse award for top older female, will become the newest retiree at Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky. Her owner, Robert Evans of Connecticut, donated her.

  • Clever Allemont, a 26-year-old stallion, has been rescued from slaughter.

    Rescued Clever Allemont to Old Friends

    Clever Allemont, a 26-year-old stallion, has been rescued from the road to slaughter and will be shipped to Kentucky to spend the rest of his days at Old Friends near Georgetown.