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Old Friends news   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 7/21/15 by gerchgo; 124097 views.

From: Flurry84


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

From: DenWikk


gerchgo said:

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

He's adorable!


From: gerchgo


Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., announced today the arrival of multiple graded stakes winner War Story. 
After a six-year career, the Kentucky-bred son Northern Afleet, now 8, has been pensioned by owners Imaginary Stables and Glenn Ellis. The gelding's last start was the GR2 Charles Town Classic in August.
War Story broke his maiden first time out in 2014 in a maiden special weight at Churchill Downs. He has earned seven victories in all, including the GR2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park, the GR3 Monmouth Cup Stakes at Monmouth Park, and the GR3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream. 
The game chestnut never shied from top competition, however, facing eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and again in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, California Chrome in the 2016 PacificClassic, and Arrogate in the 2017 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes.
War Story has raced coast-to-coast, from Saratoga to Santa Anita, making 40 starts in all earning eight wins, seven seconds and six thirds for total career earnings of $3,271,996.
“He is such a special horse,” said co-owner Ellis. “He could run any distance, he just never gave up, and he could do anything. I’m so happy now,” he added, “because he can just live a happy life and he’s earned it.”
“I love War Story,” said Old Friends’s founder and President Michael Blowen. “He always tried. I even loved him as a handicapper because he often filled out my trifectas and superfectas at a nice price. But nothing compares to feeding him mints and carrots every day. He's absolutely adorable.”

From: Derby132


Can’t wait to meet War Story one of these days.


From: gerchgo


Bellamy Road retired to Old Friends 

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