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Old Friends Equine

Old Friends is a nonprofit equine retirement facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. It is the only thoroughbred retirement facility in the United States that accepts stallions.

The facility was inspired by the death of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, and created in 2002 by Michael Blowen who runs it almost entirely from donations.[1]

In 2009, Joann and Mark Pepper's farm in Greenfield Center, New York became a satellite operation of Old Friends Equine known as Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division named for U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel who passed away in 2009. [2]


Notable residents in Kentucky

  • Fortunate Prospect - Winner of 1984 San Vincente Stakes, sire of 537 winners [8]
  • Williamstown - former mile record holder at Belmont[17]

Notable residents in New York

Former Residents

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