Join Old Friends in Welcoming New Retirees Stormy Liberal and Patch

Join Old Friends in Welcoming New Retirees Stormy Liberal and Patch

UPDATE: Regretfully, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY.,  has chosen to suspend all public tours until further notice. 

For the ongoing safety of the community, friends, and supporters, and with regards to CDC and government suggestions and regulations, it has also cancelled the following public events: 

  • The Stormy Liberal/Patch Welcome Party, scheduled for April 6
  • The Keeneland/Kentucky Castle/Old Friends Royal Excursion tours in April
  • The Annual Homecoming Celebration, scheduled for May 3
  • The Memorial Day event, scheduled for May 25

Please note that full refunds will be issued to anyone with online reservations or ticket purchases. Please allow a week or more for refunds to be processed.

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, will host a special “Welcome Day” for new retirees Stormy Liberal and Patch on Monday April 6, 2020 from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. 

The meet-and-greet will be held at Old Friends main farm, located at 1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, KY.  Light refreshments will be served.

Admission to the event is $15 per adult, kids four -12 are $10, and kids under four are free. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made only by calling the farm at (502) 863-1775.

For visitors interested in taking a full farm tour prior to attending the event Old Friends will offer a special double ticket of $25 ($15 for kids 4-12). Please note the farm will have only one full, guided, 90-minute tour on Monday April 6 and that is at 10:00 am.

“Welcome Day” will introduce fans to two-time Breeders’ Cup champion Stormy Liberal and one-time Kentucky Derby contender Patch.  Both horses arrived at Old Friends earlier this month. 

The son of Stormy Atlantic out of the Royal Academy mare Vassar, Stormy Liberal was taken from the claiming ranks in 2016 for $40,000 and went on to capture multiple stakes for his new connections, including back-to-back scores in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in 2017 and 2018.

After four consecutive victories in 2018, Stormy Liberal earned the Eclipse Award for Champion Turf Male. With the win, he became the first sprinter to earn an Eclipse in the male turf horse division. 

The son of Union Rags out of the A. P. Indy mare Windyindy, Patch was retired following his three-season racing career during which he earned over $500,000. 

A 30-1 long shot in the 2017 Kentucky Derby, Patch became the season’s feel-good story after it was revealed that he had lost his left eye as a two-year-old but overcame his adversity to make it to the Churchill Downs starting gate on the First Saturday in May. Patch finished 14th in that race behind winner Always Dreaming.

Old Friends “Welcome Day”
Featuring Stormy Liberal & Patch
Monday April 6, 12 pm – 2:30 pm
1841 Paynes Depot Rd.
Georgetown, KY 40324
Tickets: $15
Information & Reservations: (502) 863-1775

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