Mixed Pleasure by Rick Capone   

December 18, 2012                                           Mixed Pleasure © Rick Capone

Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Feb. 23rd, 2013

Historic Seelbach Hilton Hotel
in Louisville, KY


Ferdinand's Ball
May 2nd, 2013
Frazier History Museum
in Louisville, KY 


Old Friends Annual Homecoming

May 5th, 2013
at Old Friends Kentucky


Old Friends Belmont Ball
June 5th, 2013
Oheka Castle 
in Huntington NY

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New Features!
Check out our website for two new features about the folks who help Old Friends.  Featured Volunteer this month is Tom Beatty! Our Featured Artist is Fred Stone.
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From Michael..
  Special holiday thanks to all of our generous supporters. Diane, Sylvia, Bea and Linda have converted the gift shop/office into a horse racing version of Santa's Workshop. Everyone who ordered something should have it in time for Christmas.
   I have to say that the morning feedings get better and better, even with the falling temperatures. Star Plus, the stallion donated by Earl Macke, has become a great retiree. Each morning he demands extra carrots with polite authority. The Argentinian-bred has a majestic bearing and exudes confidence. Little Silver Charm's picture with Rosie Napravnik (taken by Sylvia) was in the Woodford Sun. The article, by Rick Capone, chronicles Rosie's phenomenal Saturday at the Fair Grounds aboard some great Thoroughbreds. But Little Silver Charm's photograph leads the way.
   The tours have quieted down and, after Christmas, we'll go to our one 11 a.m. tour a day until March. Thanks to everyone, once again.    
Cabin Creek Party on December 29th
Please join us on December 29th, Noon - 3 PM at the farm to celebrate the birthdays of our retired Thoroughbreds. Silent auction, tours, specialty soups from Longfellows, Triangle Diner, Cock 'N Bull, The Wishing Well and The Village Pizzeria.  And...Birthday cake with our birthday boys.  Special guests Mr. Cowboy and Nicole Russo.  More info at www.oldfriendsatcabincreek.com. 

photo © Rick Capone   

Kano Doble  1999-2012 

Kano Doble, who resided at Old Friends for seven years, was humanely euthanized last week at Hagyard's Equine Clinic due to complications resulting from a raging infection. "Mick," as he was known to many volunteers, wasn't a tourist attraction. He resided in the gelding herd at the furthest end of the farm and mostly kept to himself. But, sometimes, these great animals take the most unexpected times to show their inner strength. Just after he passed on, his Hagyard's veterinarian said he was remarkable kind especially in the face of his pain. Stoic until the end.

KANO DOBLE By Holy Bull out of Kanduit, Rugged Man
Kano Doble was the 13-year-old son of Horse of the Year and 3-Year-Old champion Holy Bull, out of the Irish-bred Hard Ridden mare Kanduit. Kano Doble, aka Mick, had 33 starts, 1 win - at the age of 5 in a 1-1/6 maiden claiming race at River Downs- and earned $22,119 in his career. He retired in 2005.


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