…Speaking of wonderful moments shared between our residents and their connections, here’s one that happened today. I wish I could describe the reminiscing shared by 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm and his trainer Bob Baffert when Bob, Jill and Bode Baffert took time out from their busy pre-Derby schedules to visit Old Friends.
Or the welcome Game On Dude gave them, especially Jill–smart horses like the Dude know who loves them the very best of all.
I wish I could describe the memorable time they all had being together again. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be there, but I do want to take this opportunity to give heartfelt thanks to all the owners, trainers, jockeys, exercise riders, grooms, and their families who visit and support their former equine colleagues in so many generous and caring ways. And just as warm a thank you to the farm staff who’ve worked with them in their younger days, in the breeding shed, foaling barn, training areas or offices. and who now make a little time when they can to share a moment relaxing and remembering with them, now that their work is done.
And thanks to Tim Wilson for sharing these great photos!