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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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A must go!

This place has had a major impact on the sport of horse racing by creating a shelter/home for... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
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A must do in Lexington

This was the highlight of our 2 day visit to Lexington. Great tour and a lot of fun with the horses... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Woodbridge VA
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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...more
1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
+1 502-863-1775
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This place has had a major impact on the sport of horse racing by creating a shelter/home for retired or abandoned race horses. It’s incredible and important. AND it’s a great place to visit. You get a 90 min tour through the horse pastures meeting...More

2  Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This was the highlight of our 2 day visit to Lexington. Great tour and a lot of fun with the horses petting and feeding them. Got to see some race winners -Silver Charm, War Emblem And Touch Gold as well as a lot of other...More

1  Thank itsmebp68
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Any time you’re on I64 near Lexington, arrange a tour of this wonderful, beautiful and gracious place. Over two hundred retired Thoroughbreds, including two gorgeous winners of both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. The tour charges a nominal $10 fee for two hours which allows...More

2  Thank Drew K
Reviewed 24 May 2018

You don't have to be a racing, horse nut to enjoy this. Very enjoyable experience. Group was not huge. relaxed, the volunteer guide made it great, Feeding the horses was very fun. Lisa the guide was top notch.

1  Thank B3812TZbarbaral
Reviewed 24 May 2018

A farm full of retired race horses, many of them very famous. You get to interact with them and hear each of their individual stories. This is such a great idea that has been very successful. All I can say is do not miss visiting...More

1  Thank bbbuckles
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Old Friends does everything well. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the horses, their histories, the history of how the farm came together and just about anything one could think to ask. I grew up around horses, and tt was very obvious the horses...More

1  Thank NNJ1204
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

From the time we arrived until we left the southern hospitality was perfect! Lisa, our tour guide was great! You can tell she absolutely loves her job and the horses. The horses are so well cared for and we learned a lot about the history...More

2  Thank idlewoman
Reviewed 16 May 2018

If you are a fan of Horse Racing, you have to visit your "Old Friends" at Dream Chase Farm. Some of the highest-achieving, and highest-grossing horses in recent history are here for an up-close and personal visit. Considering the 30 year lifespan of a typical...More

1  Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place! Would have given 5 stars if our tour guide, Jane, wasn’t so rude. She probably yelled and/or talked very degrading to at least 5 people in our small group. By the end, our entire tour group had bonded over to sole fact...More

Thank TaylorR1453
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It was awesome seeing these retired champion thoroughbreds at Old Friends Farm. One of the highlights of my derby weekend was getting to see the different personalities of the horses, and feeding them carrots. It's a must stop for anyone visiting the Lexington area.

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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
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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.