Stormy Liberal, Two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion, Retired to Old Friends

GEORGETOWN, KY – FEBRUARY 11, 2020 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY, announced the arrival of multiple Graded Stakes winner and two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion Stormy Liberal. Stormy Liberal will spend a few days undergoing a brief veterinary exam at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford before joining the retirees at … Continue reading Stormy Liberal, Two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion, Retired to Old Friends

Cajun Beat, 2003 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion, Dies at 20

Cajun Beat at Old Friends in Georgetown (Photo: Laura Battles) GEORGETOWN, KY – JANUARY 17, 2020 – Cajun Beat, the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion, has died. The 20-year-old son of Grand Slam had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, since 2016. Old Friends founder and President Michael … Continue reading Cajun Beat, 2003 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion, Dies at 20

Breeders’ Cup Event and Little DEVIL Charm

It’s all treats at Old Friends… even on Halloween. Recently, we’ve been treated to a great ride on Next Shares who flew to victory in the $250,000 Old Friends Stakes at Kentucky Downs. In the winner’s circle, trainer Richard Baltus explained that one reason he brought his five-year-old gelding from his home ground at Santa … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Event and Little DEVIL Charm

2018 British Champions Series and the Breeders’ Cup

The 2018 British Champions Series is a series of 35 of the UK’s top flat races. It began with the 2,000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket on May 5th, and culminates with British Champions Day at Ascot on October 20th, where thousands of punters at courses across the country will be primed to take a bet … Continue reading 2018 British Champions Series and the Breeders’ Cup

Game Winner on Course for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Success?

Source: HR_Nation via Twitter. Game Winner is the horse to watch at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, heading into the showdown at the beginning of November with a 100% record in his three races. Bob Baffert has a potential star in the two-year-old, with the veteran trainer aiming to secure his first win at the event … Continue reading Game Winner on Course for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Success?

Old Friends Again Named Charity Beneficiary of Breeders’ Cup Champions for Charity

Old Friends is so proud to have been chosen, for the third consecutive year, as one of the charities to benefit from the Breeders’ Cup Champions for Charity program. Maker’s Mark®, Kentucky’s original premium bourbon, and the Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, have again joined forces to create a beautiful, limited-edition bottle … Continue reading Old Friends Again Named Charity Beneficiary of Breeders’ Cup Champions for Charity

Oldest Living Breeders’ Cup Champion Gulch Dead at 32

Gulch in retirement at Old Friends (Photo by EquiSport) GEORGETOWN, KY – JANUARY 17, 2016 – It is with a heavy heart that Michael Blowen, founder and President of Old Friends, announces today the passing of Gulch. The 1988 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion and Eclipse Award winner was euthanized this morning due to complications from … Continue reading Oldest Living Breeders’ Cup Champion Gulch Dead at 32

Breeders’ Cup Champion Alphabet Soup to Old Friends

Alphabet Soup (Photo by Barbara Fossum) GEORGETOWN, KY – OCTOBER 26, 2015 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, is happy to announce that Breeders’ Cup Champion Alphabet Soup has been pensioned at the farm. The gray son of Cozzene out of the Arts and Letters mare Illiterate, Alphabet Soup was a … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Champion Alphabet Soup to Old Friends

Old Friends Breeders’ Cup Celebration, Sunday November 1st

Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Gulch / Photo by EquiSport Tickets Available Now GEORGETOWN, KY – OCTOBER 19, 2015 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host a special Breeders’ Cup Celebration Sponsored by Red Brand Fence on Sunday November 1st, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for … Continue reading Old Friends Breeders’ Cup Celebration, Sunday November 1st

The Kentucky Horse Park Celebrates Breeders’ Cup Week

Park to Offer Off-Site Wagering, Parking, Additional Activities Leading Up to Event Races LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2015) – With Lexington hosting the world championships of Thoroughbred racing for the first time, the Kentucky Horse Park will be offering simulcasting and off-site wagering for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup races along with additional activities to add … Continue reading The Kentucky Horse Park Celebrates Breeders’ Cup Week