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McCarron, Haskin, Cruguet of Old Friends to Announce Winner of “Name that Horse” Challenge

GEORGETOWN, KY—APRIL 27, 2009—The Old Friends Annual “Homecoming” will take place Sunday May 3rd at the Georgetown, KY farm, located on 1841 Paynes Depot Road. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will feature a buffet by Wallace Station, live Bluegrass music, and a live and silent auction of incredible crafts, jewelry, artwork, horse supplies, racing memorabilia, and many collectible stallion halters, among them: Big Brown, Unbridled Song, Belmont winner Jazil, Cigar, and a very rare halter from English Channel.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet many new retirees, including Glitterman, Polish Navy, Eclipse winner The Wicked North, and Vosburgh champ Bonapaw.

Another highlight of the event will be the announcement of the “Name that Horse” contest winner. A colt rescued from Ernie Paragallo’s Upstate New York farm arrived at Old Friends last week. The facility has been collecting $50 donations and suggestions in a contest to name the Horse with no Name.

Old Friends has put together an esteemed panel of judges to choose the winner from the entries, including celebrated jockeys Chris McCarron and Jean Cruguet and turf writer and Blood Horse Senior Correspondent Steve Haskin.

Entries are still being accepted and can be made via mail (1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324), email (sylvia@oldfriendsequine.org), or by phone (502-863-1775) and will be considered until midnight on Friday May 1, 2009.

After a name is chosen, Old Friends will also officially register the horse with the Jockey Club if possible, so players are advise to keep their ideas to no more than 18 characters (including spaces) and to consider already existing names.

The winner will also receive a complimentary gift bag of Old Friends apparel and other goodies.

For more information and to make your reservations to the May 3rd event please contact Old Friends at (502) 863 1775.

Photo: Vosburgh Stakes winner Bonapaw by Rick Capone



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