Old Friends - Thoroughbred Retirement
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement 
Announces Rate Increase 
for  Daily Tours
Beginning July 1st






GEORGETOWN, KY - MAY 30, 2019 This summer, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY., will be raising the admission price of its public farm tours.

Beginning July 1, 2019,  the cost of daily guided walking tours of the non-profit organization's facility will be $15 per person. Children ages 4 to 12 will be $10, and children ages 4 and under are free. 

In addition, the cost of general private tours will now be $35 per adult and $15 for children age 4 and up, and Special Founder Tours (conducted by Old Friends President Michael Blowen) will be $75 for adults and $25 for children age 4 and up. 

Lastly, the Special Group rate, for groups of 20 or more guests, will increase to $10 per person. 

(Note: Old Friends will honor the former price point on tours that have already been booked prior to this announcement.)

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, and three-time Santa Anita Handicap star Game On Dude, among many other stars of the turf.  

Tours include a video about the formation of Old Friends and the visitor center features a gift shop.

A leader in the arena of equine aftercare, Old Friends provides sanctuary to over 200 Thoroughbreds whose racing and or breeding careers came to an end.  The organization is funded exclusively through donations, grants, tour and gift shop revenue, and annual fundraising events.  

Ninety-minute guided walking tours of Old Friends Farm are offered daily at 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm from March 15 through November 7; November 8 through March 7 tours are at 11 am daily. 

This summer the farm will also be offering special evening "Twilight Tours", which begin at 6 pm, on Wednesday and Friday. Twilight Tours will be available June 1st through August 30th.

Reservations are required for all tours. Private tours must be booked 10 days in advance and are subject to availability. 

For more information and to make reservations visit the Old Friends website at  www.oldfriendsequine.org  or call the 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

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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.