(Press Release) GEORGETOWN, KY— On July 30, the board of directors of Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, announced that Dr. Steven Allday has been newly elected to the board.
Founded by former film critic Michael Blowen in 2002, Old Friends is a retirement facility that now cares for more than 120 retired equine athletes, with farms in Georgetown, KY and in Greenfield Center, NY.
“Dr. Allday has already been a valuable contributor to the health and welfare of our horses, and I know he will be a tremendous asset to the board,” said Blowen.
Dr. Allday has specialized in Equine sports medicine with a focus on Thoroughbreds for more than 25 years. He has treated such luminaries of the turf as 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy, the “Invincible” Cigar, 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, as well as winners of 13 Triple Crown races and 29 Breeders’ Cup races. His expertise has been in demand across the country, from Hollywood Park to Belmont, and across the pond in Newmarket and Curragh.
In addition to his veterinary practice Dr. Allday is also an entrepreneur in the industry of natural equine health care. He is the founder and CEO of Halstrum, LLC, makers of the equine joint-care supplements LubriSyn and LubriSyn CA, and of Re- Borne, Inc., makers of Re-Borne, a unique formulation of bovine colostrums that is a natural alternative to antibiotics, steroids and hormones in both equines and bovines.
Dr. Allday has even transferred his equine skills into the saddle, becoming a prominent figure in one of the nation’s fastest-growing equine sports: team roping.
“I am so excited to be a member of the Old Friends team,” said Allday. “The continuous care of Thoroughbreds beyond their racing and breeding careers is imperative to the industry and I am looking forward to upholding its mission.”