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Tuesday is Calvin Borel Day at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—JUNE 25, 2009—Calvin Borel is coming to Old Friends!Michael Blowen, president and founder of Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility, announced today that Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Calvin Borel will make a special appearance at the farm on Tuesday June 30.Borel will be on hand to celebrate his incredible Triple-crown series, meet-and-greet with local fans, and to show his support for Old Friends’s 50 ... Read the full article

Groundbreaking Rider-Trainer Denyse Pendanx Cruguet Dies at 80
VERSAILLES, KY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 – Denyse Pendanx Cruguet, one of the pioneering woman in French racing and wife of Triple Crown-winning jockey Jean Cruguet, died yesterday at her home in Versailles, KY. She was 80. Denyse’s health had been in decline ever since suffering a debilitating stroke in 2003. She is survived by her husband, Jean, 71, her daughter, Leslie Corker, 43, and a granddaughter, Charlotte, 9, of Long Isla ... Read the full article

Steve Haskin to be Thursday's Guest on Bloodhorse.com “TALKIN’ HORSES”
FOR A SPECIAL “DAY AFTER DERBY DRAW” DISCUSSIONLexington, KY — Join Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse and also known as “Mr. Kentucky Derby,” for a special Thursday edition of bloodhorse.com “Talkin’ Horses.” Haskin, an award-winning Turf writer renowned for his Kentucky Derby commentary, will be the guest live online on Thursday, May 4th beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT); online at www.bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses. He will ... Read the full article

Steve Haskin Live Chat to discuss 135th Kentucky Derby
LEXINGTON, Ky. — April 14 — Join The Blood-Horse senior correspondent Steve Haskin for a lively live chat on his popular “Hangin’ with Haskin” blog on Wed., April 15, from 4-6 p.m. EDT on BloodHorse.com at http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/default.aspx. As part of BloodHorse.com’s comprehensive and complete coverage of this year’s “Run for the Roses,” Haskin will answer readers’ questions and provide his unparalleled insigh ... Read the full article

Renowned Turf Writer Steve Haskin to be Wednesday's Guest on Bloodhorse.com’s “Talkin’ Horses”
Lexington, KY — Award-winning Turf writer and senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, Steve Haskin, renowned for his Kentucky Derby commentary, will be the guest for the Wednesday, February 1st edition of bloodhorse.com’s “Talkin’ Horses” sponsored by HorseHats.com beginning at 12:00 Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT); online at www.bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses. Steve will answer your questions about Triple Crown 2006 now that the nominations are set to be ... Read the full article

Steve Haskin to be Thursday's Guest on BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" Podcast
Lexington, Ky. — June 9, 2010 — Blood-Horse Senior Correspondent Steve Haskin will be the next guest on BloodHorse.com’s popular “Talkin’ Horses” podcast scheduled for Thursday, June 10. Racing enthusiasts are invited to submit their questions now through Thursday, June 10, at 12:00 noon EDT, by visiting http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/Talkin-Horses/. Steve Haskin is an award-winning Turf writer renowned for ... Read the full article

Breeders' Cup Celebration at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY–NOVEMBER 1, 2010– Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, and its twenty one retired Breeders’ Cup stars, invite fans to join them for a special celebration of 2010’s new BC champions on Sunday, November, 7 at 1 pm. The festivities will take place at Old Friends’s Dream Chase Farm, located at 1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, and will include live music by Lexington fa ... Read the full article

Steve Haskin to be Friday's Guest on Bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses"
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Join Blood-Horse Senior Correspondent Steve Haskin for the next edition of BloodHorse.com “Talkin’ Horses” at BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses on Friday, Oct. 17, at noon EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT), sponsored by TrueNicks.com. Haskin will take his final look at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. He is an award-winning turf writer who has been following the progress of championship contenders on his “Haskin’s Cup Countdown” and on ... Read the full article

Old Friends Announces Winner of “Name that Horse” Challenge
GEORGETOWN, KY—MAY 13, 2009—It has been chosen. A panel of judges has spoken, and a winner has been selected from the more than 100 entries received last week in Old Friends “Name that Horse” challenge. For the competition, participants were asked to submit a name for the five-year-old horse recently rescued by Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY , from Ernie Paragallo’s Upstate New York stable. The horse was one of 17 ... Read the full article

Fans Gather for “Calvin Borel Day” at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—July 1, 2009—Calvin Borel, the affable Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey, paid a visit yesterday to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility, and was met by nearly 200 admiring fans.Borel made the trip from Louisville to the Georgetown, KY farm with fiancée Lisa Funk and agent Jerry Hissam. Arriving just after 4 pm, he was greeted by three TV news crews, various reporters, and fans anxious to shake hands, get ... Read the full article

"And They're Off," hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin returns to BloodHorse,com
Lexington, Ky. — The latest entertaining and engaging edition of “And They’re Off” hosted by veteran Blood-Horse turf writers Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin kicks off the new season when it returns to BloodHorse.com on Wednesday evening, January 14. The opinionated and insightful duo team up once more to discuss the start of this year’s Triple Crown trail, the problems of synthetic surfaces, the Eclipse Awards, and the passing of racing industry ... Read the full article

Old Friends Day at River Downs Honors Appygolucky
GEORGETOWN, KY– AUGUST 30, 2011–Monday, Sept. 5 is Old Friends Day at River Downs racetrack in Cincinnati, OH. Join us for an exciting day of racing as River Downs celebrates the careers of Ohio millionaire Catlaunch and recently retired fan favorite Eagle Time, The benefit will raise money for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. In addition to the second running of the “Old Friends” race ... Read the full article

Breeders' Cup Celebration at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY–OCTOBER 19, 2010– Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, and its twenty one retired Breeders’ Cup stars, invite fans to join them for a special celebration of 2010’s new BC champions on Sunday, November, 7 at 1 pm. The festivities will take place at Old Friends’s Dream Chase Farm, located at 1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, and will include live music, delicious BBQ, ... Read the full article

Grand Opening Weekend of Old Friends at Cabin Creek
GREENFIELD CENTER, NY–JULY 14, 2010–Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, will have a Grand Opening of its New York satellite farm, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, on July 22 – July 24. Cabin Creek, located in Greenfield Center, NY, is owned and operated by Joann and Mark Pepper and has been accepting retired Thoroughbreds since last fall. The farm was named in honor of New ... Read the full article

“And They're Off" from Saratoga Springs, hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin
Special Saratoga edition features another round of outrageous opinion and astute analysis on hot topics in the Thoroughbred industry.Lexington, Ky. — The latest entertaining and engaging edition of “And They’re Off” hosted by veteran Blood-Horse turf writers Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin returns to BloodHorse.com on Wednesday evening, August 6. The opinionated and insightful duo team up once more to discuss this week’s Fasig-Tipton New York Sal ... Read the full article

World-Renowned Equine Photographer Barbara D. Livingston Releases of "More Old Friends"
Lexington, KY - September 7, 2007 - Five years ago, with the release of Old Friends, Barbara D. Livingston touched the hearts of thousands of horse lovers. Almost instantly the demands for a sequel began. As a result More Old Friends has finally come to fruition. More Old Friends features stories of 100 elderly Thoroughbreds, who won our hearts long ago. Through Livingston’s photographs and words, they will capture hearts yet again. Some of the ... Read the full article

Old Friends to Hold Special Memorial Day Service For Departed Champions
GEORGETOWN, KY–MAY 18, 2010– This Memorial Day, Old Friends will pay tribute to some very special Thoroughbred Champions. On May 31st Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, KY, will have a commemorative service for eight retirees that have passed away in the last year. Honored will be Calder Hall of Famer Flying Pigeon, multiple GR1 winner Ruhlmann, Argentine bred Gold Spring, J. J. Gittes' Invigorate, Old ... Read the full article

Old Friends to Hold Special Memorial Day Service For Departed Champions
GEORGETOWN, KY–MAY 24, 2010– This Memorial Day, Old Friends will pay tribute to some very special Thoroughbred Champions. On May 31st Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, KY, will have a commemorative service for eight retirees that have passed away in the last year. Honored will be Calder Hall of Famer Flying Pigeon, multiple GR1 winner Ruhlmann, Argentine bred Gold Spring, J. J. Gittes' Invigorate, Old ... Read the full article

Memorial Service to be Held at Old Friends for Stakes-Winning Stallion Ballindaggin
GEORGETOWN, KY—AUGUST 30, 2008— On Saturday, September 6, at 5:30 pm a public memorial service will be held for Ballindaggin, the recently deceased New York-bred stallion who had been a resident at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY. The 23-year-old horse was humanely euthanized on July 22nd at the Hagyard Equine clinic due to complications brought on by degenerative arthritis.The service will take place at Old F ... Read the full article

Stage Colony, 22, Euthanized at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY—FEBRUARY 24, 2008— Stage Colony, a son of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Pleasant Colony, was humanely euthanized at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY, on February 15 due to complications from colic. He was 22.Owners Edmond and Sharon Hudon retired their beloved champion to Old Friends in November of last year. Prior to that he stood at Doug Arnold’s Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, KY.St ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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