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Old Friends news   Retired TBs -Past and Present

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

From: gerchgo

Oct-2

Old Friends open a satellite site, on old Hil N Dale farmland, right by a senior community !

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/243874/old-friends-extension-takes-horses-to-people

cigarello

From: cigarello

Oct-2

That is such sweet news!!

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Oct-2

Thank you for this article.  When I saw the photo of Magic Weisner I thought he sure looked old and then the article said his Preakness was in 2002.  Can it be that long ago?  Does not seem that many yrs. back to me!  Am getting older than I realize....

Derby132

From: Derby132

Oct-3

And it was two residents who pushed it to happen - really cool!

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Oct-30

.Awesome Again (Photo: Laura Battles)

Milwaukee Brew (Photo: Laura Battles)
GEORGETOWN, KY – OCTOBER 30, 2020 --Today, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, announced the arrival of two new stallions: Multiple graded stakes winners Awesome Again and Milwaukee Brew.
Both were pensioned from stud duty in 2019 at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs, near Paris, KY., and have now been donated to the non-profit organization.
Awesome Again, now 27, boasts an exemplary resume as both a racehorse and a stallion. He broke his maiden at Hollywood Park in just his second start as a 3-year-old in 1997. He returned a few weeks later to capture that year’s Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine. Back in the U.S. that summer the son of Deputy Minister went on to win the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) and was third to Deputy Commander in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.
 At 4, he completed an undefeated season that included five graded stakes victories, among them The Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), The Whitney Handicap (G1), and one of the most memorable editions of the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), where, looking defeated, he rallied in the stretch to defeat grade 1 winners Coronado's Quest and Swain and that year’s Kentucky Derby-Preakness hero, Silver Charm.
As significant in the breeding shed as he was on the track, Awesome again sired three champions: Ghostzapper, 2004 Horse of the Year and champion older horse; Ginger Punch, 2007 champion older mare; and Nominee, a multiple champion in Trinidad and Tobago. His other elite runners include: Old Friends re
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Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Oct-30

At the age of 27, Awesome Again should remain at the place he has known for who knows how long.  Those stallions who have been shipped from one location to another during their stud careers and are not so old, fine, let them live out their years at Old Friends.  The advanced age of Awesome Again should have guaranteed him a place at Adena Springs.  Don't know how long he lived there.

cigarello

From: cigarello

Oct-30

You make a good point!

Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Oct-30

Thank you.  I just feel that a horse who has served people in all the ways Awesome Again did is owed their very best if they are aged.  With any move a horse makes there can be issues;  I worry about colic for one.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Nov-24

Silver Max is at Old Friends, he’s a cool horse!!

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Flurry84

From: Flurry84

Nov-24

When I saw mention of Silver Max recently I seemed to recall that he beat one of the boys somewhere along the way.  I know he beat Wise Dan at some point.  Hope he has a wonderful retirement at Old Friends!  

Evening edit:  searched and discovered my error.  Margano actually was first to the second of Silver Max in a MSW at Gulfstream Park in 2011.  Sure didn't get that right.  Hope Margano is doing well these days.

  • Edited November 24, 2020 9:44 pm  by  Flurry84
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