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Old Friends news   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 7/21/15 by gerchgo; 103959 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Mar-13

Old Friends Farm 
Suspends Public Tours 
GEORGETOWN, KY - MARCH 13, 2020  -  Regretfully, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY.,  has chosen to suspend public tours until at least March 27. The farm staff will revisit the situation at this time and determine what is safe for the community, friends, and supporters.  
Refunds will be issued to anyone with online reservations.
Currently, the Stormy Liberal-Patch Celebration on April 6th is still scheduled, as is the Annual Homecoming event on May 3rd. However, as the dates draw closer, more information will be made available about these events. 
For any additional information please call the main office at (502) 863-1775.

Derby132

From: Derby132

Mar-13

It will probably be longer.  But a good decision.

Are your grandkids still in school?  Our neighbor, Pennsylvania, has cancelled all schools in the state for the next two weeks.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Mar-13

Governor just canceled schools March 17-30. Lucky me, I’m caregiver......

Derby132

From: Derby132

Mar-13

Well, better to be at home during this.  Stay safe.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Mar-13

You too, it’s no joke.:(

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gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Mar-16

Welcome!!!!

Pollard's Vision at Old Friends
GEORGETOWN, KY - MARCH 16, 2020  - Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY., has welcomed new retiree Pollard's Vision.
 
The multiple graded stakes winner and one-time Kentucky Derby hopeful, who is now 19, arrived from Mighty Acres in Pryor, OK, where he has stood since 2015.
 
Blind in his right eye since birth, Pollard's Vision was named after Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard.
 
Bred in Kentucky by Charles A. Smith, Pollard's Vision (Carson City - Etats Unis, by Dixieland Band) was campaigned by owner Edgewood farm and trainer Todd Pletcher. A consistent performer throughout his career, the dark bay colt broke his maiden as a 2-year-old at Saratoga in only his second start. At three, he captured his first stakes and punched his ticket to the Churchill Downs starting gate on the First Saturday in May by winning the Grade 2 Illinois Derby in a wire-to-wire victory.
 
His 2004 Kentucky Derby run resulted in a 17th place finish, but Pollard's Vision went on that year to capture the Grade 3 Lone Star Derby, the Grade 3 Leonard Richards Stakes, and, as a 4-year-old, the Grade 3 National Jockey Club Handicap.
 
He suffered a career ending injury in 2005 in the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga and was retired.
 
Pollard's Vision began his stud career at Wintergreen farm in Kentucky. He relocated to Waldorf Farm in N.Y in 2013, and to Mighty Acres in 2015.
 
He is the sire of six-time Grade 1 winner, Eclipse Champion, and 2020 Hall of Fame nominee Blind Luck as well as Grade 1 placed Twentytwentyvision, among other stakes winners.
 
"We're very grateful to everyone at Mighty Acres, especially Randy Blair, for allowing Old Friends to care for Pollard's Vision in his golden years," said Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen. "I remember him so well when he was racing and I'm thrilled that, now, I'll be able to see him every day."
 
(Please note: Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Old Friends remains closed to public tours until further notice.)
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Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Mar-16

Always loved this horse and his very special name.  And then adding Blind Luck into the mix, wow.  Thank you for posting this info about his arrival at Old Friends.  I am still reeling from the news about War Emblem, one of my forever favorites.

I see that Nicanor's Just Go with It is running at Charlestown Wed.  if they actually run.

Blessings upon your family.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Mar-16

Looking forward to seeing him this summer when I take my oldest grandchild to Kentucky.

Nic seems to be a favorite OF, they always post about him on twitter.

The kids are doing okay at the races, hoping the remaining tracks can continue racing!

Stay safe out there!

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Mar-16

Racing seems to be from France and some in the states on TVG this afternoon.  

How nice that you and a grandchild will visit OF in the summer.  That will be great!

Derby132

From: Derby132

Mar-18

Oh awesome.  This is one horse I want to meet.

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