Upcoming Events Benefiting Old Friends

Total Wine Spirits Beer & More 4th Annual "After the Race" Charity Event

Saturday April 20, 2024 10am to 5:30pm

Lexington Green Location

Benefiting Old Friends Farm, Our Mims and Kentucky Equine Adoption Center

*Special appearance, bottle signing and tasting by... Mark and Digger from the "Moonshiners" TV show and creators of "Sugarland Moonshine".

*Silent Auction by Total Wine and more featuring rare allocated bourbon whiskey. Bidding starts at 10am and ends at 5:30pm.

*Over 13 tastings through the store between 12:00pm and 5:00pm by FRESH Bourbon, Old 502 Winery, Jesse's BBQ, Uncle Nearest, Pony Boy, Oak & Eden, Barrel House Bourbon, Falls City Brewery, and Chinola.

Preston Greens Senior Living Charity Event

April 25, 2024 5:00 to 7:00pm

Join us for a happy hour in our Overlook Lounge featuring Derby favorites like mint juleps, bourbon, and delicious pies! Silent auction featuring horse models hand painted by our community members. All proceeds benefit Old Friends. RSVP by April 23rd to 859-308-1897

21c Derby 150 Brunch & Bet Professional Handicapper Brunch

Oaks Friday, May 3, 2024 9:00 am—12:00 pm

21C Louisville Hotel and Museum

700 W Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Enjoy an incredible brunch spread and Top Shelf Open Bar from Proof on Main. Featuring Equibase racing analyst Ellis Star with betting tips and tricks, and “Bluegrass Artist of the Year Mama Said String Band”. Tickets: $200.00 Old Friends receives $21.00 from each ticket purchased.

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Second Annual Blue Jeans, Boots & Bulls Party

Derby Eve, Friday, May 3, 2024 5:30 pm—11:30 pm

Blue Grass Stockyards

4561 Iron Works Pike. Lexington, KY 40511

Featuring buffet dinner, open bar, Derby Horse Calucutta with Old Friends’ John Nicholson as Emcee, live and silent auctions, live music by The Lost Patience Band, Cheap Whiskey, NightFlyer, and Paul Childers. Tickets: $100.00 100% of proceeds benefit Old Friends, University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, and Timbers Grateful Companions.

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Old Friends 19th Annual Homecoming

Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Friends Farm 1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324

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. The event is rain or shine. For additional information please call the farm at (502) 863-1775. Tickets are $50 for the general public and $25 for Old Friends 2024 Clubhouse members (children 12 and under are free). Tickets can be purchased by CLICKING HERE .

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About Old Friends

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for over 290 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 www.oldfriendsequine.org.

Media Contacts:

Barbara Fossum (502) 863-1775, barbara@oldfriendsequine.org

John Nicholson, 859-475-3258, john@oldfriendsequine.org

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