Old Friends Annual Homecoming Is May 3rd

PHOTO: Silver Charm by Laura Battles.

GEORGETOWN, KY – APRIL 22, 2015 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host its Annual Homecoming on Sunday May 3rd, 2015 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

The event is an open house and fundraiser and 2015 marks its 11th year. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for shareholders and Old Friends members. Reservations can be made by contacting the farm at (502) 863-1775 or by visiting the website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

The day will include a barbeque buffet by Furlong’s Catering, farm tours, music by Shades of Grass and live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, photography, artwork, jewelry, pottery, books and much more.

Also being auctioned are numerous collectible stallion halters. Among them: Mucho Macho Man, Gio Ponti, War Front, Will Take Charge and Giant’s Causeway.

A highlight of the event will be a special Paddock of Champions meet-and-greet with Old Friends’ newest retirees: Three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude, Breeders’ Cup Champion Amazombie, and 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm, who was recently re-patriated from Japan and retired to Old Friends.

Also on hand this year will be the hot pink Spotz Gelato truck familiar to many Lexingtonians. The ice cream vendors will be selling homemade, small-batch gelato in custom flavors inspired by Old Friends horses, such as Sarava’s Sriacha and Zippy Chippy’s Rocky Road.

For additional information or to reserve a ticket, please call the farm at (502) 863-1775.

About Old Friends

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 110 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility in Greenfield Center, New York, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is also open to visitors. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Grisolia, (347) 423-7322, cindy@oldfriendsequine.org or Michael Blowen, (502) 863-1775, michael@oldfriendsequine.org

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