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Bourbon and Horse Racing Industries Help Retired Horses

Reported by: Mark Stitz
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Updated: 5/06 6:28 pm
Over the last 10 years, Old Friends has taken in and cared for 135 retired racing horses.

The retirement farm is now expanding into 44 neighboring acres of land, enough space for another 20 to 25 horses.

The land is being leased thanks in park to a donation by Wild Turkey, who teamed up with jockey Rosie Napravnik, winner of this year's Kentucky Oaks.

The founder of Old Friends, Michael Blowen, said, "We really appreciate Rosie, because she comes and visits the horses all the time. She adores them. Her support, not only financially, but in so many other ways has meant so much to Old Friends."

Wild Turkey donated $10,000 dollars to Old Friends and asked their Twitter followers to help with the rest.

For each tweet with #RideWithRosie included, the bourbon maker agreed to donate another dollar, up to $10,000.

Old Friends is still waiting to find out how many tweets included #RideWithRosie, which had to be sent before the start of the Kentucky Derby.
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