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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
+1 502-863-1775
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Horse Lover - Stop Here

This is a horse farm for retired thoroughbreds. This is our first visit to a horse farm and we... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Avon, Indiana
Red hat trip

I had never had a tour on a horse farm in Kentucky before this one, but to get to hear all about oh... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Velma E
Kingsport, Tennessee
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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
+1 502-863-1775
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a horse farm for retired thoroughbreds. This is our first visit to a horse farm and we enjoyed it immensely. The dedication of the staff and tour guides is outstanding as these well known thoroughbreds from the States and overseas (Japan). The tours...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I had never had a tour on a horse farm in Kentucky before this one, but to get to hear all about oh friends every tired or sick horses was amazing. The place was clean and welcoming, our tour guide Vicky was a wealth of...More

Thank Velma E
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Wonderful way to spend a few hours and see some beautiful champion horses up close. You are allowed to feed them carrots, but not to pet. Great guide, we were also lucky to meet the founder/owner Michael Blowen and hear the story of Little Silver...More

Thank SarahN48824
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The love the staff has for these horses is incredible! Each horse has a story, and a personal connection with our guide as well. The grounds were beautiful, the horses are cared for with a passion that is heart warming. Will be back to visit...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place!! Jane was the best tour guide!! We don't know too much about horse racing but we thoroughly enjoyed our tour and being able to feed the horses carrots was so much fun!! Such a great non-profit organization that cares for all...More

Thank Cindi M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The horses are breathtaking and it's wonderful to see them get the retirement they so deserve. Rarely do you get to be up close and personal with thoroughbreds. Tom was a great tour guide-he was very knowledgeable and let us take our time visiting the...More

Thank Laura_yount
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here with my wife and kids (8 and 12). I have been a lot of horse farms around the Lexington area and while they are great, old friends is beyond that with their love for these retired Champions and what they...More

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Lexington and wanted to experience something with horses. But we aren't into horse racing so we didn't want to spend a lot of money on a race track tour. This place is the answer! It wasn't very expensive but worth every penny....More

1  Thank AuntTra
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We heard about Old Friends and decided to take time for a visit. Old Friends far exceeded our expectations. The farm is well maintained and lovely setting for some of horse racings biggest stars. Our guide was knowledgeable about all the horses we visited and...More

1  Thank LAW6281
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Up close and personal visit w some of the greatest thoroughbreds in the world. For a mere $10 I had the most fulfilling, hands on, and educational morning at one of the most beautiful horse farms in Kentucky. Dozens of retired and very pampered celebrity...More

1  Thank auntshelly2
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17 August 2017|
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Response from vivienleigh | Reviewed this property |
it is about a mile or so on uneven terrain between paddocks and that is mostly grass or gravel covered. We do have a golf cart available that will be driven by the tour guide for those guests with mobility challenges. Please... More
Alexia S
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.
Gretchen R
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.