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Old Friends news   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 7/21/15 by gerchgo; 116558 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

8/25/15

Newsletter from Old Friends
They are needing to raise money to transport War Emblem home, here are the details:

In case you haven't heard, the Yoshida Family and everyone at their Shadai Stallion Farm in Japan have graciously donated this wonderful champion to Old Friends, and we are now raising money for his return trip to the United States. For this campaign we're asking his biggest fans to help sponsor him.

We are asking 300 supporters to donate $202 (War Emblem won the Derby and Preakness in 2002). As a memento, each donor will receive a numbered, limited edition certificate autographed by Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza that will designate them as a member of War Emblem's inner circle. Donors also receive a special invitation to join us at Old Friends for a welcome home party, a date for which is yet to be set.

You can order a share by sending a check made out to Old Friends (indicate it's for War Emblem) or by calling the office with a credit card (502-863-1775).

Thanks to all who have already donated. We are about a third of the way toward our goal. We hope to start shipping the certificates out in a just a few weeks.

Derby132

From: Derby132

8/25/15

Thanks for posting this.

cigarello

From: cigarello

8/26/15

Thanks for posting this information. I did make a donation for War Emblem.

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KLB (ghizmatt)

From: KLB (ghizmatt)

9/4/15

Bumping  for War Emblem

klb

MJ42903

From: MJ42903

9/4/15

Really crazy he has to pay his way back.  Did he not earn anything over there?

LCsquall

From: LCsquall

9/5/15

Here's a situation where some wealthy owners could pitch-in for charity.  Some of them are great and do their part, but others participate in the sport and give nothing back--I find that shameful!

  • Edited September 5, 2015 12:44 am  by  LCsquall
LCsquall

From: LCsquall

9/5/15

Thanks MJ ; ) 

KLB (ghizmatt)

From: KLB (ghizmatt)

9/8/15

It is my understanding WE was not great in the breeding barn; that being said some owners just don't pitch-in after they stop making a profit. i think  Silver Charm's owners were highly commended by Michael for footing  the bill to bring him home.  Also, Ii is probably costing more to bring WE home since his vet and groom are accompanying him as the horse does not travel well, so there is the added expense to get the two here and then fly them back.

klb

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