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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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Retirement Community........For Horses

Never knew such a place existed. So happy that it does exist. This farm for retired race horses... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ARJACT
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Connecticut
A Must For Any Horse Lover or Racing Fan

Horse racing fan? Horse Lover? Love history and feel good stories? Then you must visit Old Friends... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MJ29680
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Greenville, South Carolina
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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 135 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 Breeders' Cup Champion Gulch, 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. Tours are daily at 10:00, 1:00 & 3:00 with a reservation.
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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 2 days ago

Never knew such a place existed. So happy that it does exist. This farm for retired race horses is a great place for these wonderful animals to live out their days being cared for by folks that love them. Basically everyone that works on site...More

Thank ARJACT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horse racing fan? Horse Lover? Love history and feel good stories? Then you must visit Old Friends. Meeting Derby winners, Triple Crown spoilers, Breeder’s Cup winners, movie stars and the most adorable mini ever to play soccer make this a must visit.

Thank MJ29680
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful history at this farm. About an 1-1/2 hour walking tour. Our guide was very informative on the history of each horse. He took carrots with us and we could feed the horses. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank Travel4Life81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was founded to give race horses a place to live out there lives after racing and breeding careers or finished. This is an outdoor walking tour lead by a volunteer talking about each race horse on the property. We actually get up close and...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived to late for golf cart tour but the people were just great. The laid back atmosphere is a great way to end day. The cats were a treat just to watch.

Thank jamesj72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to visit a farm where I could see and learn about race horses. This was the perfect place. The work they are doing for retired horses is great. Our tour guide was very informative and took time to answer questions. Loved meeting and...More

Thank donjol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, at first but got bored, it was more about guide feeding horses and her relationship with them.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very informative but a little long. the guide really knew her stuff. I know they want you to be safe, but she did most of the feeding of carrots.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable time on our tour. Our guide had lots of info and history about the horses. The horses looked to be in good shape and well fed. My only disappointment was we only got to see around 20 of them. They...More

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour with an excellant guide. They have golf cart if walking is a problem. Loved seeing and hearing about these retired race horses.

Thank Carol B
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missysissy
17 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
26 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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