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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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See and hear about former stars from major horse races.

Wonderful opportunity to see, touch and feed beautiful former winners from major horse tracks. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Larry M
Georgetown, Kentucky
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I went a few times several years ago and I can't wait to go again. The tour guides seem to truly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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
1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
+1 502-863-1775
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful opportunity to see, touch and feed beautiful former winners from major horse tracks. The tour guide give details of these beautiful majestic horses. The history of wins losses amounts of money won in their racing careers. We have taken many out of state guests...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went a few times several years ago and I can't wait to go again. The tour guides seem to truly care about the horses, as well as knowing about who they're showing you and their histories. Old Friends is home to some amazing (former)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hyperbemily
Reviewed January 13, 2019

If you are a lover of the magnificent thoroughbred then this should be on your bucket list. This tour surrounded us legends of the racing world. Where else can you see multiple Grade1 winners as well as Derby, Preakness and Belmont Winners all on one...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

We were here with Blue Grass Tours and what a treat! The love, care and compassion for these past champions!! Where else can you go to be up close to wonderful champions!!! A MUST see when in horse country!!! Thanks to the folks taking care...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z6343LXgeorgec
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We don't know much about thoroughbred race horses, or horses in general, for that matter. We love to see them when we drive through areas like this and this place and their mission with horses intrigued us. We had a wonderful tour where we were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed November 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michele M
Reviewed November 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank okalilao
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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TeddyXS
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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Baileybasset
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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Becky D
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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.