A sweet NY Times article about Old Friends, a “retirement home” for thoroughbred horses. On my spring 2009 Heartland Tour I got to visit Old Friends with family friend Mary Simon, author of Racing Through the Century. Here’s what she writes in follow-up to the NYT article:
Ahem, I’m the one who first alerted Michael Blowan that Tour of the Cat was racing very cheaply and in the hands of a well-known butcher/trainer. The campaign to bring the horse home to a happy retirement then caught fire on Face Book. Then Maggie Moss showed up … and yay! The deed was done. I feel like Tour is kind of “my” boy.
A great story!