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Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert and son Bode share a moment with Silver Charm at Old Friends. Photo by Tim Wilson

American Pharoah’s legacy helps OTTB charities

GEORGETOWN, Ky. —JUNE 8, 2015 – Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., will be the recipient of a $50,000 donation from Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and his wife, Jill. Baffert’s American Pharoah swept the coveted Triple Crown–the first in 37 years–when he won the Belmont Stakes on June 6. Immediately following the horse’s victory the Bafferts pledged a $50,000 donation each to four charitable organizations: Old Friends, The Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund, The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and CARMAcares. Old Friends is the retirement home of three of Baffert’s former trainees: Derby contender Danthebluegrassman, multiple grade […]

Alex Brown, longtime Thoroughbred advocate and author of Barbaro book, releases a three-video series on horse slaughter.

Alex Brown: ‘Horse industry needs to wake up’

Alex Brown, author of Barbaro: Greatness and Goodness, concludes his eight years of horse advocacy work by the unveiling of a three-part video series to codify what he has learned about horse slaughter. Three, 55-minute videos titled “Sports, Culture and Slaughter” were published May 14 on You Tube and also on Alex Brown Racing, his popular website, with the goal of offering an overview on a subject “people don’t want to look at, but should” Brown says. “My target audience is John Q. Public, and not the hardcore animal rights people, who I think live in an echo chamber and […]