Old Friends Equine
Located in Georgetown, Ky., Old Friends is a retirement and rescue facility for Thoroughbreds.
Open to the pubilc, Old Friends brings "at risk" racehorses - those whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end - to their facility, providing a dignified retirement. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through tourism and education, Old Friends realized they could draw attention to all retired Thoroughbreds and all equines in need.
At the time of our visit, Old Friends is home to two retired mares, including the dam of 1997 Derby winner Silver Charm, and five geldings, including the star of the movie "Seabiscuit", Popcorn Deelites.
Old Friends is also the only Thoroughbred rescue/retirement facility that accepts stallions.
This "Louisville Life" segement is an excerpt from KET's "Kentucky Life".
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- Program 505
- "Louisville Life" visits a Thoroughbred retirement center, examines the history and remodeling of historic Locust Grove and more. (#505)