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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

#1 of 17 things to do in Georgetown Features Animals
1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
+1 502-863-1775
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Fantastic

Enjoyed it so much I drove the 50 miles back again for a second visit. Bought a few things in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
goldfingerCt
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Happy Horses!

It was fun getting to feed the horses and hear the histories of winnings. The guide had a stick up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tdelbruegge
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High Ridge, Missouri
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Horse Racing's Living History Museum! At Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, the horses may not be racing anymore, but they are winners everyday. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends cares for more than 135 horses across three states, many of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "Rural Hall of Fame", the farm welcomes visitors to get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Breeders' Cup Champion Gulch, Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, millionaire gelding Arson Squad, and many more. Hear their stories, meet them in person...Er..Horse. Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, they leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero. Tours are daily at 10:00, 1:00 & 3:00 with a reservation.
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1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed it so much I drove the 50 miles back again for a second visit. Bought a few things in the gift shop and bought a share in one of the horses. Glad to help and thanks for such a great experience.

Thank goldfingerCt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fun getting to feed the horses and hear the histories of winnings. The guide had a stick up her butt...that aside, they do fantastic work providing for these "throwaway" thoroughbreds after their racing and/or breeding days are over.

Thank tdelbruegge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Old Friends today for the 3rd time. We can't say enough about this amazing facility. Michael Blowen is to be highly commended for starting and expanding this facility. Our tour guide, Jane, was so knowledgeable and has a very deep love for horses....More

Thank mlm26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on the first day or our trip and had to go back the second day we liked it so much. Old Friends refers to former race horses who are now retired and include many Kentucky Derby winners like Silver Charm and War Emblem....More

Thank Dudley R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time we visited and enjoyed it again. So great to see how they care for these beautiful horses that would otherwise be destroyed. Peaceful atmosphere and clean. The tour guides were so great with the information and the stories about the...More

Thank paintnut87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful afternoon tour of the front paddocks and pastures/enclosures of the Farm. Cats greeted us as we entered the guest check-in to pay for our walking tour. Very convivial place to gather and wait for the tour to begin. The brief video explains how...More

Thank CSCgrad01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting it to be so cold and rainy here at this time of year but we made the best of it. It was wonderful to see all the beautiful horses do well cared for. I fed them carrots and got some good photos....More

Thank york1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on the Buffalo Gals Quilt Trail, there is a quilt square at Old Friends. So glad we stopped by for photo opportunity. The ladies in the office were so friendly. They educated us on Old Friends and we educated them on quilt trailing.

Thank Loretta L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an absolutely rabid racing fan, old friends is amazing. They are a multitude of retired famous horses and many many others with great stories. I truly appreciated standing in the aura of greatness and our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgable, and entertaining. In...More

Thank mrclincolnhigh
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Few places have left me more awestruck and inspired as this place. These horses are living the dream being retired at Old Friends. I hope there is a special place in heaven for Michael Blowen and his team. Regardless if the horses won millions or...More

Thank Lori R
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Alexia S
How much money
25 March 2017|
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Response from vivienleigh | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5. Children 5 and under are free. I am a long-time volunteer and the proceeds benefit the continued care of the horses. Thank you.
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Gretchen R
Should we bring our own carrots for the horses, or can you get them at the farm?
26 July 2016|
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Response from Tom Z | Reviewed this property |
No need to bring treats for the horses, but please leave behind a generous donation.
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misskalli
Can you go on trail rides?
14 April 2016|
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Response from mybigred94 | Reviewed this property |
Old Friends does not offer trail rides, but The Kentucky Horse Park does. Old Friends are retired race horses that enjoy meeting the fans & eating carrots.
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