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Breeders’ Cup Celebration Planned For Nov. 6 At Old Friends

Breeders’ Cup winner Little Mike at Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., will host a special Breeder's Cup Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 4pm.

Tickets, available now, are $40 for the general public and $20 for Old Friends Clubhouse members. Children under 12 are free.

Reservations can be made online by visiting the Old Friends website (www.oldfriendsequine.org) and following the link, by CLICKING HERE, or by calling the farm at (502) 863-1775.

Guests will enjoy a barbeque buffet by Proud Mary's, live Bluegrass music from Steve Norman and Friends, and both live and silent auctions of racing memorabilia, collectible stallion halters, artwork, pottery, and more—much of which will celebrate the history of the Breeders' Cup.

There will also be a live demonstration by equine artist Robert Clarke who will create an on-site painting of a 2022 Breeders' Cup winner (TBA). The original canvas will be auctioned at the end of the afternoon.

In its history, Old Friends has retired 14 Breeders' Cup Champions, including 1988 Sprint winner Gulch and 1991 and 1996 Classic winners Black Tie Affair and Alphabet Soup, respectively.

Six Breeders' Cup winners remain on the farm to meet and greet guests: Albertus Maximus (Dirt Mile, 2008); Eldaafer (Marathon, 2010); Amazombie (Sprint, 2011); Little Mike, who, this year will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his Turf win in 2012; Work all Week (Sprint, 2014), and Stormy Liberal (Turf Sprint, 2017 and 2018).

Over the years Old Friends has been home to more than 40 retired Breeders' Cup winners or top contenders, among them:

*Precisionist – winner 1985 Breeders' Cup Sprint

*Prized, winner 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf

*Fraise – winner 1992 Breeders' Cup Turf

*Awesome Again– winner 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic

Silver Charm – 2nd in the 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic

*Swain – 3rd in the 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic

Game On Dude – 2nd in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic

Rail Trip ­– 3rd in 2011 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

*Sunshine Forever – 2nd in the 1988 Breeders' Cup Turf

*Now Deceased

“It's always exciting when the Breeders' Cup is here in our backyard at Keeneland,” said Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen. “It's such wonderful opportunity for fans to visit Old Friends, meet our winners, and celebrate the history of the Championships. It's a great party.”

For additional information or to reserve a ticket visit the website or call the farm at (502) 863-1775.

Breeders' Cup Celebration at Old Friends

1841 Paynes Depot Road

Georgetown, KY 40324

Sunday November 6th, 2022

Noon – 4 pm

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