Old Friends - Thoroughbred Retirement
Press Release

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Grisolia, (502) 863-1775, cindy@oldfriendsequine.org, or Barbara Fossum (502) 863-1775, barbara@oldfriendsequine.org

Old Friends Farm to Offer Special 
"Twilight Tour" Experiences 
June - August
Tours begin at 6 pm

The Spotlight Photo Tours are $175 for a group of five, or $35 per person. Not $175 per person.

GEORGETOWN, KY - JUNE 3, 2019 - Cool down t his summer with a series of special "Twilight Tours" at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY.

Beginning June 5th, 2019,  Old Friends will feature evening tours, beginning at 6 pm, on Wednesday and Friday nights. 

These Twilight Tours will be available through August, and will be the same 90-minute, guided outdoor walking tour the farm currently offers daily. 

In addition, 6 pm Twilight Tours will be offered each night from Wednesday July 10th through Sunday July 14 to welcome visitors from BreyerFest 2019.

Reservations are required for Twilight Tours, and can be made online by visiting the Old Friends website at www.oldfriendsequine.org and clicking the Book Tour button, or by calling the farm at (502) 863-1775. 

(Note: Online booking is 24 hours in advance. Interested visitors should call the farm for reservations if online booking is closed.)

For those looking for a creative tour experience, Old Friends is will also offer a private "Spotlight Photo Tour" with Old Friends photographer-in-residence Laura Battles. 

Many fans and supporters of Old Friends are familiar with Battles's work through social media pages and others. These private Spotlight tours will be customized, 90-plus minute tours in which Battles will share her techniques,  showcase lesser seen areas of the farm, and give guests the opportunity to photograph many of the retired equines themselves.  

The exclusive experience is $175 for a group of five or $35 per person and will include a commemorative digital photo album that tour guests will receive at a later date.

Private "Spotlight" tours are subject to availability, must be booked in advance by calling the farm at (502) 863-1775, and are limited to five (5) people.

Old Friends is a popular Central Kentucky tourist "Destination" attracting over 20,000 visitors annually. The non-profit organization offers up-close-and-personal walking tours to meet its Thoroughbred champions, including 1997 Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner Silver Charm, 2002 Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner War Emblem, Belmont Stakes winners Touch Gold and Sarava, Breeders' Cup champ Alphabet Soup, and three-time Santa Anita Handicap star Game On Dude, among many other stars of the turf.  

"We want everyone to be able to visit the farm and meet our champion Thoroughbreds," said Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen. "We know many people work during the day and can't always make a morning or afternoon tour. So we hope these Twilight Tours will offer another option. Also, it's a great time to enjoy the cooler evening temperatures," Blowen added. 

For additional information contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775.

Old Friends
1841 Paynes Depot Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 863-1775
Hours: 10 am - 4:30 pm daily
Guided Tours Daily by appointment

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for over 200 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 www.oldfriendsequine.org.