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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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Definitely worth your time

I wasn't entirely sure of what to expect from this tour, but I was more than pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michele M
Nashville, Indiana
Amazing !

We lived down the street from Old Friends for 4yrs so we got to see the horses driving daily. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“michael blowen”(28 reviews)
Horse Racing's Living History Museum! At Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, the horses may not be racing anymore, but they are winners everyday. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael...more
1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
+1 502-863-1775
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't entirely sure of what to expect from this tour, but I was more than pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. Our guide, Tom, was a treasure trove of knowledge, not just about the specific horses we visited, but also about the world of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We lived down the street from Old Friends for 4yrs so we got to see the horses driving daily. We have visited the farm 5-6x and just love it! The guides are very knowledgeable about each horse! We got to feed a few of them...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2018

We visited and I boo-hooed through the trip. I love horses and so do the people who work/volunteer here! Our guide truly loves each of the horses and told us wonderful stories about each. We got to feed them carrots and know that they are...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We arranged for the private tour with Michael Blowen. Prior to our tour, I had read both books on Old Friends and had made a list of horses I wanted to visit that had a connection to my racing favorites over the years. Michael made...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with a tour group. A beautiful farm with many great horses. Such a well ran farm and so much love and care given to these beautiful horses. Impressive whats being done here!

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Reviewed October 18, 2018

We loved everything about our tour. Being a Cool Day the horses were feeling frisky and seemed to enjoy the attention. It is a wonderful place that has been created for the no longer working horses to live out their life. Jane, the tour guide,...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my birthday. The horses are happy and well kept, living out their retirement days in horse heaven. Our guide, Charlie Brown, was so knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. It was exciting to see War Emblem...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Great opportunity to see retired racing horses. There is even the horse that was in the movie Sea Biscuit (Popcorn Deelites). It was really the other horse Special Ring that stole the show with his funny antics. We even got to see a celebrity Silver...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. They truly care so much for these retired athletes. Race horses deserve this type of life after retiring. You get to feed and pet many of them. You can tell they love it as much as you will. Make sure you take...More

Thank mdtravelSalisburyMD
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This place touched my soul. I’ve been involved with dog rescues for a long time but never have spent time with horses. It’s like they’re great big dogs with hooves. These animals reach out and touched me down deep. If they could only talk! (Perhaps...More

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August 16, 2017|
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Response from vivienleigh | Reviewed this property |
it is about a mile or so on uneven terrain between paddocks and that is mostly grass or gravel covered. We do have a golf cart available that will be driven by the tour guide for those guests with mobility challenges. Please... More
Alexia S
March 25, 2017|
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Response from vivienleigh | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5. Children 5 and under are free. I am a long-time volunteer and the proceeds benefit the continued care of the horses. Thank you.
Gretchen R
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Tom Z | Reviewed this property |
No need to bring treats for the horses, but please leave behind a generous donation.