Charismatic Meets the Public at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Horse of the Year and 1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Champion Charismatic made his first public appearance Monday afternoon.

The 20-year-old stallion returned to the Bluegrass on Saturday, December 3rd to take up his new residence at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, after 14 years as a sire in Japan.

Charismatic lost a bid for the Triple Crown to Lemon Drop Kid in the Belmont Stakes.  Charismatic suffered an injury during that race that ended his racing career.

Old Friends is a non-profit organization that cares for more than 165 retired racehorses. It’s Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment.  For more information on tours or to make a donation, contact the main farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at <>.

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