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“Wonderful way for horses to retire!!!”

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 those horses!

Thank Cindi M
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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 horses.

Thank Laura_yount
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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 are doing to create a great environment for them.. We found our guides Charlie and his Tuesday Thursday wife Ellen to be very knowledgeable and patient with the guests. Our kids enjoyed being able to see the horses close up and even feed some carrots especially Little Silver Charm and Silver Charm.

Thank Craig J
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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. Our tour guide was wonderful and her stories and knowledge of each horse was just amazing. Like I said, we aren't big horse people but we loved this tour. What Old Friends is doing for these horses is just heart warming. The tour was about an hour and it was a lot of walking. You also get to feed carrots to each horse. You need to do this tour or at least check them out online. Awesome awesome awesome!!

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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 their racing careers. Being able to pet horses like Silver Charm was a treat, but even better is the mission of the farm. Old Friends provides a home for retired race horses that might otherwise have no place to go. Cannot give this place enough accolades for the work they do.

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