Old Friends Equine

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Old Friends is a nonprofit equine retirement facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. It is the only thoroughbred retirement facility in the United States that accepts stallions.

The facility was inspired by the death of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, and created in 2002 by Michael Blowen who runs it almost entirely from donations.[1]

In 2009, Joann and Mark Pepper's farm in Greenfield Center, New York became a satellite operation of Old Friends Equine known as Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division named for U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel who died in 2009.[2]

Notable residents in Kentucky[edit]

Notable residents in New York[edit]

Former residents[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Old Derby champs rescued by horse retirement farm | ajc.com
  2. ^ Int’l Fund for Horses - December 8, 2009
  3. ^ http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/horses/affirmed-success-12.html
  4. ^ Taylor's Special Euthanized; Awad to Join Old Friends Roster| bloodhorse.com
  5. ^ Bonnie's Poker, dam of Silver Charm, joins Old Friends - Thoroughbred Times
  6. ^ Old Friends Finding Company Outside Horse Industry| bloodhorse.com
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Old Friends acquires pensioned Farnsworth stallion Fortunate Prospect - Thoroughbred Times
  9. ^ Futural Retired to Old Friends| bloodhorse.com
  10. ^ http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/horses/im-charismatic-981.html
  11. ^ a b Old Friends adds Kiri's Clown and Ballindaggin - Thoroughbred Times
  12. ^ Futural Retired to Old Friends| bloodhorse.com
  13. ^ Fraise, Ogygian Arrive at Old Friends| bloodhorse.com
  14. ^ Seabiscuit Horse To Be Featured at Keeneland| bloodhorse.com
  15. ^ http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/horses/sarava-4260.html
  16. ^ Silver Charm
  17. ^ Fraise, Special Ring join Old Friends - Thoroughbred Times
  18. ^ http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/horses/thornfield-596.html
  19. ^ Old Friends Welcomes Super Derby Winner Wallenda| bloodhorse.com
  20. ^ Bloodhorse.com - December 2, 2009
  21. ^ http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/57667/wills-way-to-old-friends-ny-division
  22. ^ Old Friends welcomes Sunshine Forever, Creator - Thoroughbred Times
  23. ^ [2]
  24. ^ Old Friends Equine: A Retirement Home for Thoroughbred Race Horses Flying Pidgeon biography
  25. ^ Ruhlmann Arrives at Old Friends| bloodhorse.com
  26. ^ http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/03/24/the-wicked-north-euthanized.aspx
  27. ^ Old Friends welcomes Sunshine Forever, Creator - Thoroughbred Times
  28. ^ Old Friends Welcomes Williamstown| bloodhorse.com
  29. ^ Bloodhorse Staff (April 1, 2015). "Grade II Winner Williamstown Dead at 25". Blood-Horse LLC. Bloodhorse.com. Retrieved April 2, 2015.