Kentucky company donates markers for horse cemetery

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Old Friends Farm

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) – Old Friends horse farm in Kentucky says a monument company is stepping forward to make sure each retired racehorse buried there is eventually remembered with a headstone.

The farm near Georgetown says it has received a donation from Bardstown-based Kentucky Monument company. The farm says Kentucky Monument has donated three new markers for graves in the farm’s horse cemetery.

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It says the company has committed to donate several granite headstones each year so all horses currently interred will eventually have a fitting headstone.

Old Friends President Michael Blowen says all horses that die at the farm receive a grave marker, but only some receive permanent stone markers because of the expense. He says many existing stone markers were paid for by an owner of a horse, a track connection or racing fans.