Old Friends Welcomes Next Shares and Bordonaro


Next Shares in 2018 | Coady

Grade I winners Next Shares (Archarcharch–Two Dot Slew, by Evansville Slew) and Bordonaro (Memo {Chi}–Miss Excitement, by Rajab) are the latest retirees to take up residence at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement home near Georgetown, Ky.

Next Shares, winner of the GI Shadwell Turf Mile S. in 2018 among his trio of graded scores, last raced in July at Del Mar for trainer Richard Baltas, who was also part of his large ownership group. The 8-year-old gelding retires with a record of 41-7-5-5 and earnings of $1,891,971.

Bordonaro, now 20, won the 2006 GI Ancient Title Breeders' Cup S., three other graded events, and earned just shy of $1 million. Trained by William Spawr, he raced as a homebred for Fred Carrillo and Daniel A. Cassella and has been residing at the United Pegasus Foundation near Tehachapi, Calif.

“We're so thrilled to have both of these wonderful athletes,” said Old Friends founder and president Michael Blowen. “Richard Baltus, who entered Next Shares in the [2018] Old Friends S. [at Kentucky Downs] because it guaranteed his retirement, and Bill Spawr, who trusted us with Amazombie, are two very special old friends.”

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