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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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Address: 1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
Phone Number: +1 502-863-1775

Horse Racing's Living History Museum!

    At Old Friends, the...

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 Blowen, Old Friends cares for more than 135 horses across three states, many of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "Rural Hall of Fame", the farm welcomes visitors to get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Breeders' Cup Champion Gulch, Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, millionaire gelding Arson Squad, and many more.

    Hear their stories, meet them in person...Er..Horse. Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, they leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero. Tours are daily at 10:00, 1:00 & 3:00 with a reservation.

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This place is great. Retired race horses. You get to see them up close and feed them carrots. I loved it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Milford, Michigan
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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is great. Retired race horses. You get to see them up close and feed them carrots. I loved it!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a big fan of horse racing as an adolescent, and have tried to follow the sport since, so when I discovered Old Friends while planning a road trip to Chicago, I made it a "MUST GO" attraction on my list. The tours are at 10am and 3pm, so we left Chicago at 6am in order to arrive in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here with my sister and two grandnieces, ages 4, 7, 59, 67 and we all enjoyed the tour. It's a great thing they do here - giving race horses a home after their racing days are over and saving them from much worse fates

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Fort Gratiot, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked a tour of this awesome facility. It is, first and foremost, a farm, so keep that in mind when dressing for your tour. We were there in the afternoon of a warm September day. I'm not sure if they always offer the motorized cart, but we were able to ride from stop to stop. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go on a HOT day!!! Office staff was exceptionally nice on the phone answering questions. There is quite a bit of walking. Wear shoes good for stones and ruts. They will take you in a golf cart if you like. Don't be afraid to ask. We had Charlie and Ellen as our guides. Wish Charlie had stayed home!!! He... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you love horses? (you don't have to be a race enthusiast)....if yes, then drive straight to this remarkable farm. Do not think twice about it. You will not be disappointed. My only regret is that the tour "only" lasted one and a half hours. My husband and I could have walked the farm all day and listened to Ellen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to the tour a little late. The office staff was great, and assured us it was fine just to go ahead and meet the tour group. While on our way to meet the group, we were greeted by the president of the farm, Michael, and he gave us a private tour! He was awesome. He really made us... More 

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Bushnell, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Friends was a intimate way of seeing and learning about famous horses, who are now retired. My husband and I are not very knowledgeable of horses or of their vast accomplishments, however one trip to Kentucky and that all changed. Thanks to Old Friends, we found ourselves falling in love with horses! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Additionally... More 

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for the forgotten heroes of horse racing. My group was lucky enough to have tickets for this tour in the morning and then to see American Pharaoh in the afternoon. To see today's heroes and past heroes was a day I will never forget. War Emblem is fantastic, beautiful animal. The gift shop is also... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place. I loved the tour. It was well worth the money. Kentucky derby winners etc. A nice retirement home for all kinds of horses. You can touch and feed them.

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