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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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A must see if you like horses.

A retirement home for former racing thoroughbreds. Feed the residents carrots, see them run around in large paddocks and fields. Go along with the tour to hear their stories... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A retirement home for former racing thoroughbreds. Feed the residents carrots, see them run around in large paddocks and fields. Go along with the tour to hear their stories. Some are even cuddle-worthy, although others are best viewed from a distance for safety. Lots of love at this place with people who truly care about horse welfare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

friendly day trip. if you enjoy a fun filled day . this is the place full of history of how Kentucky became the horse capital of the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I both appreciate the compassion that these old horses are treated with. The woman who took us around clearly loved and knew each horse. What a great way for former champions to live out their last years!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very knowledgeable tour guide and interesting information about horses and racing. Pace of the tour was perfect...Not too fast and not too slow! Charismatic was my favorite!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Horse lover or not, this is such a great place to check out! For only $10 a person, you can see some of horse history's greatest horses! Not to mention you get to see Popcorn Deelites, the horse that played Seabiscuit! Its a wonderful program with wonderful horses. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area!

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Moultrie, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My 13 year old daughter and I looked for something interesting to do while in town. One tour wasn't available with another company, so they recommended Old Friends. I wouldn't have know about it if not for them. Thanks Thoroughbred Heritage! We arrived and waited inside where they had lovely barn cats to greet you. They are super sweet! It... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I drove 900 miles to see her most favorite horse ever (Silver Charm). I wasn't expecting much but the setup and tour were over the top.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My family visited me for my birthday and I wanted to give the a piece of my Kentucky experience. Old Friends more than fit the bill. There is a "Field of Dreams" quality to the place. If you are looking for something different to do and are a hard core horse racing fan or have never seen a race on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a great experience! Our guide, Ellen, is a truly committed volunteer. She gave us so much information and you tell how much she loves the horses the mission of Old Friends. It was great seeing these beautiful animals up close and being able to give them treats. I left wishing I lived in the area so I could... More 

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Independence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Here you will see Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont winners. They also have a movie star. You get to get up close and personal with the famous and not so famous racing stars. Where else can you take a selfie with Silver Charm? The volunteers are super knowledgeable about all of the horses. You may even catch a glimpse of... More 

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