Celebrating Old Friends: Stories from Kentucky’s Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

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A safe haven and home to over 160 retired Thoroughbreds, Old Friends has provided a safe home for horses after their careers have ended. Old Friends has spanned two satellite farms located in New York and at the Kentucky Downs racetrack. While Celebrating Old Friends primarily explores the horses at the one location, Rick Capone dives into the history and personalities of those residing at the farm, from the quirky Eldaafer and his goat friends to the miniature horse Silver Charm that calls Old Friends his home.

Capone captures the heart and personality of every horse, giving a chance to personally get to know each of them and their quirks. With thorough details and a charming voice, Capone shares at times emotional stories, highlighting past and present residents at Old Friends. Often funny and emotional, the stories are never without charm and are paired with stunning photographs that capture the horses’ attitudes. Celebrating Old Friends opens up the heart of the farm and provides a real chance to connect with it. Any horse lover will want to read this!

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Author Rick Capone • Michael Blowen, Introduction • Mary Simon, Foreword
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher The History Press
Publish Date 2017-Dec-09
ISBN 9781467137836
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Issue May 2018
Category Sports & Outdoors


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