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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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Heaven on Earth

This was the most amazing experience for me! I was able to see and touch past Kentucky Derby... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Willow Spring, North Carolina
So happy to have found this place!

I was visiting Lexington to see Keenland and was not even aware of old friends. I stopped in the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Los Angeles
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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

This was the most amazing experience for me! I was able to see and touch past Kentucky Derby winners and other classics winners. I met the star of the movie Seabiscuit. But the highlight to me was to meet 1980 Derby winner Genuine Risks only...More

Thank YayaQueenBee
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I was visiting Lexington to see Keenland and was not even aware of old friends. I stopped in the Visitors Center in Lexington and they suggested Old Friends to me and I'm so glad they did. It's truly a special place and you can tell...More

Thank BrianG13
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about Old Friends. It was phenomenal to meet so many horses, and pet and give carrots to some. I still can't believe I got to pet Silver Charm.... Especially if you are a horse racing fan, you will absolutely...More

Thank speedylee
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Beautiful grounds for the retired race horses. Guided tour was very informative for all ages. This is a walking tour around a beautiful working horse farm.

Thank Wibas
Reviewed 24 October 2017

If you're an animal lover, you will really enjoy visiting this farm. We were able to get up close and personal with many retired thoroughbred horses -- at least enough to feed carrots to them -- and see their personalities. Our tour guide was awesome...More

Thank Patty F
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

WOW! I had read so many great reviews and made it a point to book a tour on our way to Tennessee. I can't begin to express how enjoyable this tour actually was, i knew from reading a bit about it that it was going...More

Thank TD40
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Never knew such a place existed. So happy that it does exist. This farm for retired race horses is a great place for these wonderful animals to live out their days being cared for by folks that love them. Basically everyone that works on site...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Horse racing fan? Horse Lover? Love history and feel good stories? Then you must visit Old Friends. Meeting Derby winners, Triple Crown spoilers, Breeder’s Cup winners, movie stars and the most adorable mini ever to play soccer make this a must visit.

Thank MJ29680
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Beautiful history at this farm. About an 1-1/2 hour walking tour. Our guide was very informative on the history of each horse. He took carrots with us and we could feed the horses. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Travel4Life81
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was founded to give race horses a place to live out there lives after racing and breeding careers or finished. This is an outdoor walking tour lead by a volunteer talking about each race horse on the property. We actually get up close and...More

Thank Robert C
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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
26 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.