Old Friends now cares for more than 150 horses across three states whose racing and breeding careers came to an end.
We are the only Thoroughbred rescue / retirement facility that specializes in accepting stallions, and so we take exceptional pride in our pensioned champions, among them Silver Charm and Gulch, along with Belmont Stakes winner Sarava and stakes winner You and I. These champions live alongside retirees like Swan’s Way star and Mikethespike, horses who never earned much more than our love and respect.
Every horse at Old Friends has a story to tell, and visitors to the farms can hear them all. The farm is open to the public daily for guided walking tours. Racing fans in New York can also visit some Old Friends champs. Our first satellite division, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, is just a short drive from the Saratoga racecourse and is home to biggest loser Zippy Chippy, Travers Stakes winners Thunder Rumble and Will’s Way and multiple stakes winner Be Bullish.
Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, but they often leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero.