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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 call our office with more questions. Thank you. 502-863-1775.