The Breeders' Cup always brings back great memories. Whether it's Black Tie Affair and Alphabet Soup winning the Classic or our four Sprint winners: Precisionist, Gulch, Amazombie, and Cajun Beat. The greatest day in American racing brings the best to run against the best every year. Now, I always look at the entries for both handicapping information and, more importantly, speculating on whom might be a future Old Friends resident once their racing and breeding careers are complete.
Special thanks to Hall of Famers--trainer Bill Mott and jockey Jerry Bailey--for signing the limited-edition, commemorative Maker's Mark/Breeders' Cup Champions for Charity "Cigar" bottle.
A few are still available, and information about ordering can be found
All the money will be shared by Old Friends and The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. For those who have already purchased one, we thank you for your support!
(PS: You don't have to be at Breeders' Cup to collect your bottle--other options are available.)
Keeneland's 5th Annual Sporting Auction will be held Sunday November 19th at 2 pm at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, and an item in the catalog will benefit Old Friends. "Sheep in a Meadow," a 36" x 57" oil on board by German artist August Friedrich Albrecht Schenk has been consigned by our friend Jim Smith, and proceeds from the sale will help the horses. You can see the catalog and register to bid online by CLICKING HERE .
If you're in the neighborhood, be sure to drop by the Old Friends gift shop for early Christmas presents. We have a limited supply of the specially packaged Game On Dude and War Emblem coffees available and they make a great gift. If you're not local, not to worry, you can also order these beautifully packaged coffees by visiting the Old Friends website CLICK HERE or directly from the Erie Coffee Roasters website CLICK HERE and check out the Equo Vitae collection.
The coffees are available as beans or custom ground, and a portion of the proceeds supports the horses of Old Friends.
Most importantly, we're making tremendous progress on the new property so we'll be able to provide more spots for more of these great athletes. Thanks to everyone for all your help and support, both financial and otherwise. Without you, we are nothing.
For more information on any of our Fall happenings call us at the office: (502) 863-1775
Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for 175 retired racehorses. It's Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has two satellite facilities: Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division in Greenfield Center, N.Y., and at Old Friends at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, KY. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at