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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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Address: 1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
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Horse Racing's Living History Museum!

    At Old Friends, the...

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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Great for huge fans or total novices

As an absolutely rabid racing fan, old friends is amazing. They are a multitude of retired famous horses and many many others with great stories. I truly appreciated standing in... read more

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Greensburg, PA
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Greensburg, PA
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As an absolutely rabid racing fan, old friends is amazing. They are a multitude of retired famous horses and many many others with great stories. I truly appreciated standing in the aura of greatness and our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgable, and entertaining. In my group were plenty of novice horse race folks that were just on for the... More 

Thank mrclincolnhigh
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Few places have left me more awestruck and inspired as this place. These horses are living the dream being retired at Old Friends. I hope there is a special place in heaven for Michael Blowen and his team. Regardless if the horses won millions or zero, they all have a great life here. It was great to see some former... More 

Thank Lori R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once again a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Jane, was fantastic with lots of stories. Our horse loving daughter wanted this visit for her birthday. Refreshing walk around the beautiful farm. You get to feed the horses carrots and pet them. We have been here so many times but our one complaint this time was that our tour group was... More 

Thank Marilyn V
Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just a wonderful place taking care of retired race horses. Was able to see and visit with several of my favorite horses. Tour guide had tons of stories about the horses in their care. Tour guide was a bit off on some of the information on the accomplishments of the horses, but of really no consequence to me as the... More 

Thank Curtis M
ocean view, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to vist some former racehorse champions. It's all non profit and they do a great job. Beautiful setting and super tours.

Thank Rosemarie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who work here really love their jobs! The facilities for retired racehorses are incredible. Our guide had tons of stories about each one and talked respectfully about their career. Michael personally touches base with each horse daily. It is a haven. It was cold, rainy, and windy the day we went but we still enjoyed the experience. Wear... More 

Thank DianaP71
Newburyport, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever doubt there's Good in this world, visit Old Friends. Michael & Diane have created a haven for retired racehorses. What started as their dream increasingly has been embraced by the industry, and the farm continues to grow. It's a fabulous tour, and it's obvious the staff (guides, workers) love the horses and their jobs. We had a... More 

Thank William G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really great. They have such an incredible facility and they are doing such good things for these animals! Them home over a hundred ex-racehorses many of them saved from living lives not being horses this place gives these animals an opportunity to live out their days as a horse! Keep doing what you're doing! Come visit and... More 

Thank Lauren P
New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we met Michael as we arrived early and were eating our picnic lunch on the benches outside the check in office. What a nice man - genuinely interested in his visitor and obvious love for his horses Interesting and informative tour . Great place to visit up close without the crowds of kentucky horse farm.

Thank Kimberly F
Brookfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a place! They are so good to the horses and so informative as to the history of the park and each individual horse. If you are handicapped, the will take you on the golf cart. Awsome experience at such a small cost?

Thank Susan S

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