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“The world nees more places like this”

Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Horse Racing's Living History Museum! At Old Friends, the non-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, the horses may not be racing anymore, but they are winners everyday. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends cares for more than 135 horses across three states, many of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A "Rural Hall of Fame", the farm welcomes visitors to get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Breeders' Cup Champion Gulch, Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, millionaire gelding Arson Squad, and many more. Hear their stories, meet them in person...Er..Horse. Our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, they leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero. Tours are daily at 10:00, 1:00 & 3:00 with a reservation.
Houston, TX
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The world nees more places like this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We went to Georgetown for a wedding, and decided to take the 10AM tour. The farm is beautiful and it was great to meet and feed the horses. The place is run completely by donnations but they didn't hassle us or anything. The horses that make it here are LUCKY! But their stories are often heartbreaking.

Visited September 2013
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Chatham, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“continuing care for horses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Nice way for a city person to see and learn about horses. The short walk around the property was pleasant.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“AMAZING! Such a wonderful cause!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

This was one of our favorite things we did! After taking tours of the raceways, it was great to see where some of these wonderful animals make their home. The Volunteers were amazing & it was so wonderful to we these beautiful animals having such a wonderful life after racing.

Visited September 2013
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Placida, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“horse park vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Was a GREAT highlight of our trip..Took 3 girls 13,11,& 7...All LOVED the tour we had. Was a walking tour so put your gym shoes on & take water incase you get hot! Staff was great!! Answered all kinds of questions, knew each horse very well!! So happy someone is doing something like this for the horses!! Tour was about 2 hours . You can pet & feed the horses...love carrots.. great tour !! DON"T forget to donate to the Farm!!! Would go back again!!!

Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
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“A great way to see real love of horses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

This was an unexpected highlight of our trip. The people who run and volunteer at Old Friends have a true love of horses. They were incredibly friendly and helpful. Worth a tour and donation. Thank you.

Visited August 2013
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