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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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Crisp Cool Day for a visit to a Very Special Horse Farm.

We loved everything about our tour. Being a Cool Day the horses were feeling frisky and seemed to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Huntsville, Texas
Beautiful farm full of beautiful horses and dedicated people.

This was one of the highlights of my birthday. The horses are happy and well kept, living out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne H
Galloway, New Jersey
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“silver charm”(70 reviews)
“race horses”(39 reviews)
“retirement home”(26 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 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sad to see quality horses with rich owners preying off soft hearted public to pay horse expenses. There are needier charities.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Cintiskyline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Old Friends Farm based on reviews in TripAdvisor and glad we did. Admission was very reasonable; $21 for 2 seniors. The guide was awesome. He really knew his history on the horses and was glad to answer our questions and move at...More

Thank Billy E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a 1.5 hour tour of the retired horse farm. It was so awesome to feed, touch, and hear about the lives of the horses, present and past. Some are amazing like the silver charm horse. And others that were derby winners and other...More

Thank jkbarnes132018
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a WALKING tour of a farm used to house retired racehorses. There are horses with famous names just waiting to be fed a carrot or two. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about each of the horses we met along the way. It's...More

Thank Urbie99
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Old Friends is not only a great concept to keep thoroughbreds who have inspired and entertained us all these years in a safe and comfortable place to retire, it's a wonderful place to hear stories about the horses and get to pet many of them!...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.