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Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm

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1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
+1 502-863-1775
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Excellent tour- Loved seeing some of Horse Racing Finest!

I visited Old Friends on a Monday morning. We had a tour of about 9 people ( there can be many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dld920
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Rochester, New York
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Our Best Tour in Kentucky

We traveled Kentucky for seven days on our own. Visiting Thoroughbred Farms, Keenland, Churchill... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
carlray1
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Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
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Horse Racing's Living History Museum! At Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, the horses may not be racing anymore, but they are winners everyday. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends cares for more than 165 horses across three states, many of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "Rural Hall of Fame", the farm welcomes visitors to get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, millionaire gelding Arson Squad, and many more. Hear their stories, meet them in person...Er..Horse. Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, they leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero. Winter hours at our Kentucky farm November 4th through March 14th - one tour daily at 11:00 only. March 15th through November 4th, tours are daily at 10 am, 1 pm & 3 pm.
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1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324-9138
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+1 502-863-1775
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited Old Friends on a Monday morning. We had a tour of about 9 people ( there can be many more). It was a full 90 minutes of walking around ( not in ) many of the paddocks. Out tour guide, Jane, was very...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We traveled Kentucky for seven days on our own. Visiting Thoroughbred Farms, Keenland, Churchill Downs, distilleries, etc. This visit was our most favorite. Jane was our guide to see some of the most beautiful horses that have won the Derby Preakness, and or the Belmont....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm! It was a wonderful tour and worth a lot more than the tour fee. Our tour guide, Charlie Brown, was awesome. He was so knowledgeable and obviously loved what he does. It is great to see how...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely wonderful and ideal for everyone. You don't have to be a race fan to appreciate what they do at Old Friends. Everyone gets a chance to pet & feed some very special & famous animals. We were fortunate to meet Michael...More

Thank Maria W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness! What an amazing farm!! The work that this organization does for retired racehorses is incredible!!! We met War Emblem, Silver Charm, Sun King and many more incredible horses! Plus... we met Popcorn Delight, who starred in the movie “Sea Biscuit” We had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love Thoroughbreds or just horses in general, this is an absolute must see. Not only do you get to gaze upon Thoroughbred royalty (Silver Charm, Touch Gold, War Emblem) or Hollywood movies stars (Popcorn Deelite from the movie Sea Biscuit)... you'll get to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not very knowledgable about race horses, but I love horses. I knew this was a place I wanted to visit and I am SO glad I did. It was a walking tour, 90 minutes long and only $10 a person which I thought was...More

Thank Courtney Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit that means something! Old Friends is an non profit organization that takes in retired race horses. The tour last about 90 min and is a walking tour. You see several well named race horses like War Emblem and Silver Charm! Also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Old Friends Farm, you get to see, pet and feed thoroughbreds. The guides are incredibly knowledgable, and the owner came out and chatted with us about the project. This is a non-profit, retirement home for race horses. Once here, they are not ridden or...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

STAFF: Staff at desk were friendly. Tom, our tour guide was very knowledgable about the horses, their history of winnings (or lack thereof), their breeding history, etc. CATS: They have cats all over the place - cats don't care for me and the feeling is...More

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missysissy
16 August 2017|
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Response from vivienleigh | Reviewed this property |
it is about a mile or so on uneven terrain between paddocks and that is mostly grass or gravel covered. We do have a golf cart available that will be driven by the tour guide for those guests with mobility challenges. Please... More
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Alexia S
25 March 2017|
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Response from vivienleigh | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5. Children 5 and under are free. I am a long-time volunteer and the proceeds benefit the continued care of the horses. Thank you.
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Gretchen R
25 July 2016|
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Response from Tom Z | Reviewed this property |
No need to bring treats for the horses, but please leave behind a generous donation.
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