Big Donation Given To ‘Old Friends’ Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

More retired thoroughbred racehorses will have nice home to live out their years.

Jockey Rosie Napravnik and Wild Turkey Distiller Jimmy Russell on Friday presented a check for $35,000 to ‘Old Friends’ retirement farm in Scott County.

The non-profit is one of Napravnik’s favorite organizations.

Founder Michael Blowen said the donation was unbelievable.

"You know, we have 51-horses on the waiting list.  This is going to get a lot of these horses off the waiting list.  We were also able to lease the property next to th farm, put up some fence and we’ll be able to have some horses over there and in the end, that’s what it’s all about.  It’s not about saving money.  It’s not about making money.  It’s about using the money to give these horses the retirement that they earned," said Blowen.

During the recent Triple Crown races, Rosie Napravnik’s fans the Wild Turkey donated money that added up to $25,000.

The owner’s of Rosie’s mount in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, ‘Vicar’s In Trouble,’ added $10,000 to the total.

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