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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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Amazing!

In town checking out places to move and I stumbled across this place and I’m so glad I did! The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
donnab1974
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Ft Walton, Florida
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Field of Dreams

We had an unforgettable tour of Old Friends with owner Michael Blowen. Any fan of Thoroughbred... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anne H
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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 5 days ago via mobile

In town checking out places to move and I stumbled across this place and I’m so glad I did! The grounds on this farm are amazing, clean and the staff is very knowledgeable. I am sorry I cannot remember our guides name but she was...More

Thank donnab1974
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an unforgettable tour of Old Friends with owner Michael Blowen. Any fan of Thoroughbred racing cannot help but be starstruck. The farm provides a well deserved safe retirement for racing's stars and hard knocking platers as well. These horses know a tour means...More

Thank Anne H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent 3 hours visiting retired thoroughbreds. Lisa was a wonderful tour guide. Since this was not my first visit to Old Friends, I requested to see and feed some of the horses not on the main tour paths. This was a marvelous treat for me....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if your like me not an expert when it comes to Thorobred horses Old Friends is amazing! Loving place for our four legged friends to finally be a horse! Fun stories and the staff are very friendly! Hopefully I have it this good when...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience to meet and spoil the older race horses. Tom was our guide and provided information on all the horses we visited. We were fortunate to meet the founder Michael Blowen. You can tell this is a passion of his. The grounds...More

Thank Melissa_A26
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place with an awesome mission. If you love horses, especially those who have given us thrills on the race track, this is a must visit. Once a horse has finished their career on the race track & breeding shed, this is...More

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour seeing retired horses plus minis. Owner Michael joined us for colorful commentary. Loved the guide, loved the horses, super fun getting to feed carrots. Even saw a new resident stallion unloaded and being acclimated to his new forever home. Highly recommend.

Thank Betsi B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

My daughter and I visited and we fell in love with the farm and it's residents. The horses are gorgeous and some of their stories will break your heart. The retired thoroughbreds are the stars, but the miniature horses and donkey are the scene stealers....More

Thank Amie259
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We really enjoyed our tour. The couple who did the tour were very informed and had such a love for the horses. We weren't sure we could do the walking tour so they had a golf cart that we could ride on. That was very...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The Old Friends Farm is a magical place. From the customer service to the volunteer tour guides, you feel the compassion and concern throughout each encounter. I had a great time with my toddler and took wonderful pictures. Feeding the horses and hearing their stories...More

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missysissy
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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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.
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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.
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