Save the Date!

Old Friends 19th Annual Homecoming Event

Sunday May 5, 2024, Noon to 4 p.m.

Tickets Available Now!

2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, I'll Have Another, is one of the newest Thoroughbred retirees that can be seen at Old Friends. (Photo by Mary Greene/Old Friends)

GEORGETOWN, KY. – March 30, 2024 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., will host its 19th Annual Homecoming event on Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Homecoming tickets are $50 for the general public and $25 for Old Friends 2024 Clubhouse members (children 12 and under are free).

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The day will include a barbecue buffet lunch provided by Proud Mary, farm tours, live Bluegrass music, book signings, and live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, collectible stallion halters, artwork, jewelry, books, and much more.


Old Friends, a non-profit organization, is home to such retired luminaries of the turf as 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, Silver Charm; 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, I’ll Have Another; multiple graded-stakes winner, Lava Man; Belmont Stakes winners Touch Gold, Birdstone, and Ruler On Ice; three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner, Game On Dude; 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf and Arlington Million winner, Little Mike; 2005 Wood Memorial winner Bellamy Road; Triple-Crown star, Patch; and two-time Breeders' Cup Sprint winner, Stormy Liberal.


The event is rain or shine. For additional information please call the farm at (502) 863-1775.


Old Friends 19th Annual Homecoming

Sunday, May 5, 2024

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Old Friends Farm

1841 Paynes Depot Rd

Georgetown, Ky.



1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, Silver Charm, who celebrated his 30th birthday earlier this year, is another Thoroughbred retiree you can see at Old Friends. (Photo by rick Capone/Old Friends.)

About Old Friends

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for over 288 retired racehorses. Its Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. Old Friends also has a satellite facility: Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division in Greenfield Center, N.Y. For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at

Media Contacts:

Barbara Fossum (502) 863-1775,

John Nicholson, 859-475-3258,

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