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


Join Old Friends at The Kentucky Castle
for a Night of  Cocktails & Horse Tales, Thursday October 10, 2019, 7pm

Hosted by Caton Bradar. Live Music by NewTown

Located in Georgetown, KY, Old Friends currently cares for over 200 rescued and retired Thoroughbreds.

The Kentucky Castle, the boutique hotel, restaurant, and event space located in Woodford County, will host a benefit dinner for Old Friends, Thursday October 10, 2019.

Join us in the Castle's magnificent greenhouse for cocktails, an elegant buffet dinner created by Castle Executive Chef Jason Walls and his staff, and live music by leading contemporary Bluegrass artists NewTown. 

Hosted by TVG and NBC WAVE 3 correspondent Caton Bredar and Old Friends founder Michael Blowen, the event begins at 7 pm and will feature some of the racing industry's premiere players for a night of casual conversation and "storytelling." 

THE EVENING'S EXPECTED Storytellers include: 
Blood-Horse correspondent Steve Haskin, Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, popular radio host and author Ercel Ellis, retired jockey and aftercare advocate Rosie Napravnik, and trainer Joe Sharp, among others. 

Tickets are $85 and can be reserved now by CLICKING HERE  or by visiting the website for the Kentucky Castle (thekentuckycastle.com) and choosing the EVENTS tab.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Old Friends, the non-profit organization that cares for over 200 retired Thoroughbreds, including Kentucky Derby-Preakness winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Belmont Stakes winners Touch Gold and Sarava, and three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude. Public tours of the farm are conducted daily to meet the champions.
Recently named the most beautiful hotel in Kentucky by Architectural Digest, The Kentucky Castle features a farm to table restaurant, spa, and magnificent event spaces.
The Kentucky Castle is located at 
230 Pisgah Pike in Versailles, KY. The beautiful venue is just a short drive from Keeneland racecourse. To view rooms or learn more about the hotel, restaurant or spa CLICK HERE

Join us after the Keeneland races for an evening of storytelling fun, fabulous food, and great music. 

Tickets can only be booked through the Kentucky Castle. Visit HERE to reserve or call the Castle at ( 859)  256-0322 for more information. 

For more information about NewTown or to hear recent recordings CLICK HERE

Bluegrass stars NewTown

For more information about Old Friends contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775, CLICK HERE, or see the website at  www.oldfriendsequine.org .

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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 a satellite facility, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, located 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.