On Sunday May 5, 2013, starting at 3 pm, you can come down to Old Friend’s Thoroughbred Retirement Facility after the Kentucky Derby is over and help the 120 thoroughbred equine retirees that reside at Old Friends during their 9th Annual Homecoming fundraising event. Old Friends has many well known famous Thoroughbreds who reside at their facility as they are the only thoroughbred retirement facility that takes in stallions.
One of the retirees peacefully grazes in his paddock on a pretty spring day at Old Friends.
This is Old Friends annual farm celebration that offers a delicious BBQ buffet, farm tours, live music, games, plus live and silent auction items that include select racing memorabilia, artwork, pottery, and crafts. Tickets are $25.00; Members and Shareholders - $15.00; Children under 12 free. Reservations are suggested by calling (502)-863-1775 or visiting the Old Friends website here . All proceeds benefit the 120 retired equines at the facility.
Old Friends founder Michael Blowen visits with one of the resident equines.
Old Friends is located at 1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Photos: Courtesy of Anna Blanton