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Old Friends news   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 7/21/15 by gerchgo; 116556 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/8/15

I think he donated some of his earnings from the TC to track charities and horse rescues including Old Friends?
MJ42903

From: MJ42903

9/8/15

I didn't realize he is having his vet come along. Thanks for that info
KLB (ghizmatt)

From: KLB (ghizmatt)

9/9/15

 Was it TC when Burger King guy was in Baffert group?

 I read the money he got from BK was split between OF and other charities; I think the amount was $20,000 each charity.    Also, a couple of times, Baffert group has also donated some pretty expensive farm equipment, Kubota, to OF since SC and Dude arrived.

klb

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/9/15

I think the Belmont monies were donated by both Baffert and Victor.
KLB (ghizmatt)

From: KLB (ghizmatt)

9/10/15

I thought Vicrtr donated his money to the City of Hope, or something like that. it is the charity he has been supporting for years.

klb

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/10/15

I know he donated to that for one of the TC if not more, I think they donated after the Haskell too.
KLB (ghizmatt)

From: KLB (ghizmatt)

9/10/15

 correction-it was $50,000 each to CARMA, Disabled Jockeys Fund, Old Friends and Victor did donate his to City of Hope.

klb

In reply toRe: msg 33
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/21/15

From the Old Friends newsletter(email)

GEORGETOWN, KY - JULY 28, 2015 - Journalist Rick Capone and Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen will appear on a segment of Good Day Kentucky on Tuesday, September 22.

The program airs at 9:00 am weekdays on WTVQ, the Lexington, KY, ABC affiliate.

Capone is the author of The History of Old Friends: A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds, which chronicles the formation of the renowned Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY that was founded by Blowen in 2003.

The segment will publicize a book signing at the Joseph Beth book seller on September 24 at 7:00 pm. Capone and Blowen will autograph copies of the book and will offer a discussion.

Joseph Beth is located at 161 Lexington Green Circle in Lexington. For information about the signing call (859) 273-2911.

Capone is also a sportswriter for the Woodford Sun.

The Old Friends farm in Georgetown is home to over 100 retired racehorses and is open to the public daily by appointment. Copies of The History of Old Friends: A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds are available in the gift shop. For tour information call (502) 863-1775.

  • Edited September 21, 2015 8:13 am  by  gerchgo
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