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 Debuts "Monday Mornings with 
Michael",  a Series of Virtual Tours

GEORGETOWN, KY - MARCH 30 2020 -   Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Kentucky, today debuted the first in a series of Virtual Farm Tours that will enable fans to continue to access the non-profit organization's 100-plus equine retirees at its Georgetown location during the COVID-19 quarantine.

The series, dubbed "Monday Mornings with Michael", is hosted by Old Friends founder Michael Blowen and will offer short visits with a few equine retirees each week. They will be posted on Old Friends social media platforms on Monday mornings and will also be available via their website ( CLICK HERE) and YouTube channel. 

The first video  was uploaded this morning and showcases Old Friends oldest retires, multiple stakes winner Dinard, who is 32, and one-time claimer Archie's Echo, who is 31. 

You can see it on YouTube by CLICKING HERE

While there is no charge for viewing the video, donations are welcome and  can be made on Facebook by using the donate button, via PayPal.  CLICK HERE , or Network for Good CLICK HERE 


NEWS ALERT Friends & fans: Be watching your mailboxes for the latest Old Friends newsletter featuring a Message from Michael, a touching tribute to War Emblem, info and photos of our newest retirees, and the world view According to Little Silver Charm. 

If you are not on our mailing list, 
please email your address to

Fans of Silver Charm, Diane White is working on a book about our beloved Kentucky Derby-Preakness champ. Have a story you'd like to share? Send us you favorite memory of Silver Charm--keep it to a few sentences--and you may be included. Send memories to diane@oldfriendsequine.org

(Video filmed and edited by Mary Greene; All photos by Laura Battles)   
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 a satellite facilities: Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division in Greenfield Center, N.Y. 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.