Old Friends named Breeders’ Cup charity for 2016

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- There’s big news for Old Friends Farm. The thoroughbred retirement home in Georgetown was just named the official charity beneficiary of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

And horse racing fans can raise a glass to help with the fundraiser. A limited-edition, Maker’s Mark bottle with legendary race mare Zenyatta will be available for $400. Breeders’ Cup says the proceeds will go to Old Friends.

“In conjunction with Maker’s Mark, we are very proud that Old Friends Farm, represented by the passion and dedication of Michael Blowen, is our charitable beneficiary this year,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO, Craig Fravel. “We recognize the importance as an industry of taking care of retired racehorses after they have given so much to us during their racing careers. We also look forward to many fans of Thoroughbred racing supporting this worthy cause with their donations to receive a commemorative bottle of Zenyatta, one of our greatest and most popular champions.”

Old Friends is home to Breeders’ Cup Champions Alphabet Soup (1996 Classic), Eldaafer (2010 Marathon) and Amazombie (2011 Sprint.)

“We are flattered and grateful to have been chosen by Jerry and Ann Moss, as well as Breeders’ Cup and Maker’s Mark, for this prestigious campaign,” said Michael Blowen, founder and President of Old Friends. “The Mosses have been strong supporters of this organization almost since its inception, and we are so proud to be working with them on this remarkable tribute to the remarkable Zenyatta,” Blowen continued. “The impact this contribution will have on our retirees will be invaluable, and we just can’t thank everyone enough.”

Click here for more information or to reserve a Zenyatta bottle.

Maker's Mark Zenyatta Bottle





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