The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The award selection of Old Friends was announced Dec. 19 by event sponsors National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. The Special Award honors extraordinary service, individual achievements in, or contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing.
Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, the Georgetown, Ky., farm cares for more than 150 rescued and retired horses, including several pensioned stallions. This year Old Friends became the new home for two of racing’s biggest stars from the past 20 years, bringing 1997 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hero Silver Charm back to…
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