Old Friends is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers had come to an end. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we hope to draw attention and raise funds for all retired Thoroughbreds and all equines in need. Our main location in Georgetown, KY.the Bobby Frankel Division at Cabin Creek Farm, Greenfield Center, NY, and at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, KY, are open to the public by appointment.
Old Friends began in 2003 as a retirement facility, much like the Hall of Champions at the famed Kentucky Horse Park. A place were former stars of the industry could ponder their glory days and live out the remainder of their lives after giving their hearts and souls to the game. The concept was simple: Such notable horses could earn money again by attracting tourists and former fans to a public facility where visitors could get up close and personal with the ex champs, hear about their past careers, learn about the racing industry, browse memorabilia, and in turn be educated about these great athletes.
We’re happy to report that it’s working.
Old Friends has grown considerably, and we are proud to have made notable contributions to the concept of Thoroughbred aftercare. Our supporters include racing participants, fans, and horse lovers all over the world, and we are proud to be accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. While most visitors come to relive the glory days of the champions, their generosity contributes to the care of all our retirees, many of whom never reached the finish line first.
Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, but they leave touched by the spirit of a Thoroughbred hero.
Tours daily by appointment
Summer: 10:00, 1:00, and 3:00.
Kids ages 6 – 12: $5
Kids age 5 and under: free.
Visit Old Friends at
1841 Paynes Depot Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324