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Old Friends news   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 7/21/15 by gerchgo; 144715 views.
KLB (ghizmatt)

From: KLB (ghizmatt)


War Emblem arrived at OF today


Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)


He is in quarantine will arrive at OF's in a few days
KLB (ghizmatt)

From: KLB (ghizmatt)


Yes, you are correct;.he is in the area doing the quarantine that breeding stallions have to do, then he will move to OF.  Should not be too long


In reply toRe: msg 62

From: HorseRacesN


Professional photographer Vanessa Ng of Horse-Races.Net ***THE REAL HRN -- THE ORIGINAL SINCE 1994*** and Horseracing.About.Com visited Old Friends in Lexington on Sunday. Enjoy!

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From: cigarello


Hi Cindy: thanks for posting that amazing article. His face is just exquisite- he has an intelligent eye as well. I am so glad he is home in Kentucky.  He couldn't be in a better place than Old Friends


From: Derby132


Back home - it's what we've al wanted for War Emblem.  Almost can't believe it.


From: cigarello


Thank goodness what happened to poor Ferdinand was a wake up call for the industry, who now monitors these horses overseas ---- to protect them and bring them home when they are considered no longer useful as studs.


From: gerchgo


Alphabet Soup has arrived!

Breeders' Cup Sprint Champion Alphabet Soup (Photo by Barbara Fossum)

GEORGETOWN, KY - OCTOBER 26, 2015 - Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, is happy to announce that Breeders' Cup Champion Alphabet Soup has been pensioned at the farm.

The gray son of Cozzene out of the Arts and Letters mare Illiterate, Alphabet Soup was a late bloomer for owner Georgia B Ridder, winning his first stakes at age 4 when he captured the 1995 Grade 3 Native Diver and the Grade 2 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap.

In 1996 he was the victor in the San Antonia Handicap (GR2), the Pat O'Brian Handicap (GR3) and the San Pasqual Handicap (GR2) en route to his greatest triumph, the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (GR1), where he defeated the "invincible" Cigar as well as that year's Preakness Stakes winner Louis Quatorze-all while setting a new track record at Woodbine.

Retired in 1998 to Adena Springs having captured 10 of 24 starts and earnings of over $2.9 million, Alphabet Soup has since sired 48 stakes winners, among them Grade 1 winners Egg Drop and Alphabet Kisses, champions Our New Recruit, Phantom Light and Sovereign Award winner Alpha Bettor.

"He arrived safely today and looks terrific," said Old Friends President and founder Michael Blowen. "We are so grateful to Frank Stronach and everyone at Adena Springs for entrusting us with this fabulous champion," he added. "We're really looking forward to meeting his fans."

For additional information about Alphabet Soup or any of the retirees at Old Friends, please call the farm at (502) 863-1775.


From: dtsdeby12


Hi Derby. Any chance they can go to Old Friends at Cabin Creek?  Its only a 30 minute van ride from McMahon's Thoroughbreds!... Lol. I was there this past Saturday. I had a great visit with Joann. I met Be Bullish. .. You remember...(He was the 9 year old gray that Mike Repole claimed from Jacobson and was retired.)  He is a beauty and such a sweet horse. He hit the jackpot living there ..and he liked smelling my hair .  They all got tons of treats from me.