Tag Archives: race horse

A Year of Heroes #6: Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, Lexington, KY

Old Friends thrives and attracts about 20,000 visitors annually to this non-profit venture designed to provide a quality life to 175 equine who earned millions in prize money racing and even more in stud fees. Tour fees support the running of the farm.

Old Friends – a Kentucky horse rescue – is essentially a living history museum to the North American Thoroughbred Racing industry … history that eats carrots from visitor’s hands.

Valentines Day Buy a ‘Share’ in a Racehorse and Share the Love, Old Friend

 What Better Way to Celebrate Valentines Day?  Great Idea! The Old Friends Annual  “Share the Love”  Horse Share Certificate Sale This Valentine’s Day help share the love for our Old Friends residents with a Share Certificate donation. Now until February 14th, we’re offering our popular, personalized certificates in a special holiday sale. You will receive […]

Travel Lexington, KY: Equine Worship at The Kentucky Horse Park

If you doubt the Kentucky Horse Park’s reverence for all things equine (especially race horses) look up … way up. Near the park’s entrance stands the looming full-size bronze statue of Man O’ War, on a stone base surrounded by a circular garden and narrow water motte. To photograph the statue of this great racer, […]