Tag: Old Friends

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Diamond Stripes Dies

Diamond Stripes at Old Friends (Photo: Laura Battles) GEORGETOWN, KY – MAY 30, 2017 –  Multiple-graded-stakes winner Diamond Stripes was euthanized May 29 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY.   According to Old Friends veterinarian Dr. Byran…

HORSE OF THE CHARISMATIC DEAD AT 20

  1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic a week or two before leaving Japan for the U.S. in  November 2016 (Photo: Shigeki Yusa) Dual Classic Winner Charismatic Dies Suddenly GEORGETOWN, KY – FEBRUARY 19, 2017– Dual classic winner and 1999…

Spendthrift Farm Shows Support for Old Friends

Spendthrift Farm Shows Support for Old Friends     Old Friends’s Michael Blowen (left) accepts donation from Spendthrift Farm  General Manager Ned Toffey.   GEORGETOWN, KY – NOVEMBER 25, 2016 – Spendthrift Farm, one of the Thoroughbred industry’s leading breeding farms,…

Fans Invited to Join Charismatic’s “Inner Circle”

Fans Invited to Join Charismatic’s “Inner Circle” Charismatic wins the Derby! (Photo by Barbara Livingston) GEORGETOWN, KY – NOVEMBER 21, 2016 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, is inviting fans to become a member of Kentucky Derby…

Eclipse Champion Hidden Lake, Dead at 23

Hidden Lake at Old Friends. (Photo by Peggy Maness) GEORGETOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 – Eclipse Champion and multiple grade-one winner Hidden Lake has died. The 23-year-old daughter of Quiet American was euthanized this morning at Old Friends, the…

Futural, Multiple Graded Stakes Winner, Euthanized at 20

Futural, Multiple Graded Stakes Winner, Euthanized at 20 Futural in retirement at Old Friends. (Photo by Laura Battles) GEORGETOWN, KY – JULY 26, 2016 – Multiple-graded-stakes winner Futural has died. The 20-year-old gelding was euthanized Monday evening due to complications…

Grade 1 Winner Halo America, Dead at 26

Halo America during her racing years. (Photo by Laura Battles) GEORGETOWN, KY – JULY 8, 2016 – Pensioned broodmare Halo America has died. The Grade 1 winning, millionaire was euthanized July 7 due to declining health at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred…