Old Friends' retired champions include Sunshine Forever and Ogygian — and other stars graze the pastures, including Popcorn Deelites, who starred in the movie "Seabiscuit." Check out bios of the horses and the Old Friends photo gallery.
CBS News correspondent Richard Schlesinger reported on this retirement home for horses. Check out or visit Old Friends yourself.
How To Help
Donating to Old Friends can directly sponsor facilities that improve retired thoroughbreds' way of life. For example, donors can sponsor a paddock — an enclosed field — for $5,000 or a heavy-duty waterer for $1,000.Contact Old Friends
General contributions can be made here.
If you'd rather donate items, Old Friends' Wish List includes:
Rice bran oil Paste de-wormers Horse treats Carrot cutter Workbench Gator / Work Horse-type vehicle Farm truck Stamps Copy paper and file folders Toner cartridges for printers Software: PhotoShop, Front Page, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks Bookcases, smallish desk Copy machine
Mailing Address: 1841 Paynes Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY, 40324Other Organizations
Interested in learning more? Check out the directory of retired thoroughbreds from Blood Horse Magazine. Also, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is another group that works to save "thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter." Online, you can meet some of the horses that are up for sponsorship or adoption.