Old Friends Hosting Breeders' Cup Celebration

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Michael Blowen | Susie Raisher

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., will host a special Breeders' Cup Celebration Sunday Nov. 6 from 12:00-4 p.m.

Tickets 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), 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 winners, including 1988 Sprint winner Gulch and 1991 and 1996 Classic winners Black Tie Affair and Alphabet Soup, respectively.

“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 a wonderful opportunity for fans to visit Old Friends, meet our winners, and celebrate the history of the Championships. It's a great party.”

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