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Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends Equine, greets new retiree Eldaafer and the racehorse's goat peeps, Google and Yahoo.

Million dollar earner retires to Old Friends

(Press Release)—Eldaafer, winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Marathon, has been retired to Old Friends. The nine-year-old gelding, who suffered a career-ending suspensory injury last November, arrived at the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Central Kentucky on Monday June 2 along with his inseparable companions, the goats Google and Yahoo. Bred by Shadwell Farm by A.P. Indy out of multiple Grade 1 winner Habibti (Tabasco Cat), Eldaafer easily lived up to his name, which translates as “the victorious.” Campaigned by several owners throughout his career, Eldaafer had developed a reputation early on for being very difficult. But he began to live […]