Little Silver Charm, the official “spokeshorse” at Old Friends, the not-for-profit Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., will make his debut as an author with the release of A Charmed Life (Old Friends Press).
The 80-page, softcover book, penned with the assistance from former Boston Globe columnist Diane White, combines selected commentary from Little Silver Charm’s popular Facebook page with photos from Eclipse-Award winning photographer Barbara Livingston, the Lexington-based EquiSport Photos, and New York lenser Connie Bush, among many others.
Through his wry and witty observations Little Silver Charm chronicles the story of Old Friends and showcases many of the celebs that have visited the farm over the years, including jockeys Rosie Napravnik, Kent Desormeaux, and Angel Cordero and owner Joe Torre.
A Charmed Life is available via Amazon.com and in the Old Friends gift shop for $15. Phone orders can be made by calling (502) 863-1775 (there is a $5 shipping and handling charge for mail orders).
Old Friends, which launched in 2003, is now home to such champions of the turf as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and War Emblem, Breeders’ Cup Champions Alphabet Soup and Amazombie, and Belmont Stakes winners Sarava and Touch Gold.
Little Silver Charm, a presumed miniature cross, was rescued from a slaughter-bound truck for $40. He was adopted by Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen and his wife Diane White, and has since developed a loyal following of fans and supporters. To visit Little Silver Charm’s Facebook page click here. A portion of the proceeds from A Charmed Life will help support the 162 former racehorses retired at Old Friends.