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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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great place to visit

Ken and Joyce showed us around. very cold and not much open in Lexington. this was a great place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A Farm With a Noble Mission

As a retirement Farm for Thoroughbred Race Horses Old Friends does an incredible job caring for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Georgetown, Kentucky
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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 4 days ago

Ken and Joyce showed us around. very cold and not much open in Lexington. this was a great place to see the retired race horses in case you don't have time for a full horse farm tour.

Thank LD B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a retirement Farm for Thoroughbred Race Horses Old Friends does an incredible job caring for the horses under its care. I highly recommend a visit to anyone who appreciates the character and courage of the Thoroughbred!

Thank Rine1251
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely thoroughbred horse retirement farm, the fields are spacious, and the horses are very well cared for. Our tour of about 30 people was scheduled to take 90 minutes. Unfortunately, our tour guide (Beth) droned on for more than 2 ½ hours....More

Thank jolv
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

In this retiring home for horses this people dedicate their lives to take care of the older and retired horses. Not only is a wonderful place to visit, this is also an example of how everyone should take care of their animal friends. Sets a...More

Thank Joaquin E
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Lots to see, you can see up close, and even pet, some very famous horses. The caretakers obviously deeply love their animals, great place for a horse lover to visit, especially if you love Thoroughbreds

Thank tashunca
Reviewed 2 December 2017

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
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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.