Old Friends - Thoroughbred Retirement
Press Release

MEDIA CONTACT: Cynthia Grisolia, (502) 863-1775, cindy@oldfriendsequine.org, or Michael Blowen (502) 863-1775, michael@oldfriendsequine.org

Dual-Classic Winner Silver Charm Celebrates
 25th Birthday at Old Friends
Silver Charm at Old Friends (Photo: Laura Battles ©)
GEORGETOWN, KY -  FEBRUARY 14, 2019 - Dual-classic winner and racing Hall of Famer Silver Charm will turn 25 on Friday February 22nd at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, KY. 

The farm is inviting fans to help celebrate this milestone with a birthday-card contest and an open-house Birthday Bash. 

Fans are invited to submit an original greeting card, created on paper or in a digital format, wishing Silver Charm a happy 25th. Deadline for card entries is Thursday Feb. 21. 

The best design--judged by a panel of Old Friends staff--will receive a matted and autographed color photo of Silver Charm by Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston. 

Card entries will displayed and the winner announced at Silver Charm's birthday party at Old Friends's Georgetown farm, located at 1841 Paynes Depot Rd, on Friday February 22nd from 1 pm - 4 pm.

Guests will receive gift bags (while supplies last), fun giveaways, and enjoy a   "soup-of-the-day" lunch, with piping hot selections from several local eateries, including: 

Local Feed, the seasonal kitchen and craft bar located in Georgetown. Local Feed is known fo r its  farm-to-table concept, great bourbon list, and craft cocktails.

Josie's, a comfortable, inviting neighborhood cafe in Georgetown from the owners of the Merrick Inn, Josie's offers "the best breakfast in town," as well as an extensive lunch and dinner menu of tasty southern fare.

Galvin's, the family owned sports bar and bistro in downtown Georgetown offers a vast menu of favorites as well as 40 taps featuring Kentucky's local brews. 

Wallace Station, the homey pit stop in Versailles from renown chef Ouita Michels. Wallace Station features an irresistible menu of  homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and bakery items.

Silver Charm won the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and the 1998 Dubai World Cup. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2007, and stood stud at Three Chimney's farm before relocating to Japan.  

Silver Charm was repatriated to the United States and pensioned at Old Friends in 2014. 

The Silver Charm Birthday party is free and open to the public.  

Silver Charm's Silver Birthday Bash
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 
1 pm - 4 pm
Old Friends Farm
1841 Paynes Depot Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 863-1775

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.