Old Friends To Welcome Lava Man With Fan Open House On Nov. 26 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Old Friends To Welcome Lava Man With Fan Open House On Nov. 26

Lava Man at Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky, will host an Open House on Saturday Nov. 26, from 12 noon to 2pm for fans to meet new retiree Lava Man.

The event is free and open to the public. Pizza and Lava Crunch Cakes will be served.

The now 21-year old Lava Man posted an impressive resume during a racing career that spanned seven years. His victories include the Pacific Classic, the Hollywood Gold Cup, and the Goodwood Handicap, now called the Awesome Again. A one-time claimer, in the end Lava Man amassed multiple graded stakes and over $5.2 million in earnings.

Not quite ready to hang up his silks, the then 9-year-old son of Slew City Slew became a lead pony in Doug O'Neill Stables, a position he held until last week, when he made his final appearance on the track leading Hot Rod Charlie to the gate in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Lava Man, aka Coach, arrived at Old Friends where he will enjoy his well-earned retirement.

Lava Man Day at Old Friends

1841 Paynes Depot Road

Georgetown, KY 40324

Saturday November 26, 2022

Noon – 2-pm

About Old Friends

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for over 250 retired racehorses. It's 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.

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