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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

#1 of 18 things to do in Georgetown Features Animals
1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
+1 502-863-1775
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Wonderful way for horses to retire!!!

What a beautiful place!! Jane was the best tour guide!! We don't know too much about horse racing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cindi M
Uniontown, Ohio
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Great way to spend an afternoon

The horses are breathtaking and it's wonderful to see them get the retirement they so deserve... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, 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 3 days ago 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...More

Thank Cindi M
Reviewed 6 days ago 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...More

Thank Laura_yount
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Craig J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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....More

1  Thank AuntTra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

1  Thank LAW6281
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Up close and personal visit w some of the greatest thoroughbreds in the world. For a mere $10 I had the most fulfilling, hands on, and educational morning at one of the most beautiful horse farms in Kentucky. Dozens of retired and very pampered celebrity...More

1  Thank auntshelly2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Friends is a must-visit destination for native Kentuckians and visitors alike. I had been wanting to visit the farm for months, and finally made the trek with several friends this past weekend. Tours run daily throughout the year and cost $10/person for anyone over...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

For horse-lovers, race-fans, and newbies alike! I've been around horses since I was a kid and am an active rider and competitor. That being said, I was honored to be able to see and meet the spectacular athletes that get to retired at Old Friends....More

Thank TripLover113
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you are ever in this part of Kentucy you really need to visit this place. So many champion horse breeds to pet and view

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took my niece and in-laws to the walking tour. Lots of great stories and info about the horses from celebrated champions to ones that didn't pan out money-wise😉 Highly recommended.

Thank zimmer
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Pam R | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all below. Call ahead. Worth the time to visit!
Alexia S
25 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.