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Old Friends Breeders’ Cup Celebration

By on July 16, 2015

Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Gulch (Photo by EquiSport)

Sunday, November 1st
Tickets Available Now

GEORGETOWN, KY – JULY 15, 2015 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host a special Breeder’s Cup Celebration on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 3 pm.

Tickets are $25 for the general public, $15 for shareholders and Old Friends members and can be reserved now by contacting the farm at (502) 863-1775.

The day will include a BBQ buffet by Furlong’s Catering, farm tours, live music and both live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, collectible stallion halters, photography and other artwork — much of which will celebrate winners of past Breeders’ Cup races.

Over the years, Old Friends has retired more than 25 Breeders’ Cup winners or contenders, among them:

Gulch – winner of the1988 BC Sprint
*Prized – winner of the 1989 BC Turf
*Black Tie Affair – winner of the 1991 BC Classic
*Fraise – winner of the 1992 BC Turf
Eldaafer, winner – 2010 BC Marathon
Amazombie, winner – 2011 BC sprint
*Sunshine Forever – 2nd in the 1988 BC Turf
Silver Charm – 2nd in the 1998 BC Classic
Game On Dude – 2nd in the 2011 BC Classic
Rail Trip – 3rd in 2011 BC Dirt Mile

*Now Deceased

“With the Breeders’ Cup here in Lexington at Keeneland this year we hope fans will include us in their plans and come out for the day to see these wonderful past Breeders’ Cup stars,” said Old Friends founder and president Michael Blowen. “It’s a great way to celebrate the new winners and also the history of the Championships.”

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

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 Sylvia Stiller, (502) 863-1775, sylvia@oldfriendsequine.org

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