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Eventfan4LIFE
Mar. 28, 2011, 12:35 AM
http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/mar/27/theres-elephant-room-and-hes-wearing-racing-plates/

laserRob
Mar. 28, 2011, 02:17 AM
"The calls come every day, says Michael Blowen, the former Boston Globe film critic who quit his day job to found Old Friends Equine in 2000.

The retirement farm, located in Georgetown, Ky., caters to old stallions who have lived beyond their fertile years but also accepts geldings and mares. Like TRF, Old Friends has seen donations drop off in recent years."

Really?

http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2009/200/049/2009-200049798-061e9c9b-9.pdf

Eventfan4LIFE
Mar. 28, 2011, 07:20 AM
I'm "guessing" the donations dropping off comment is probably accurate since they have added so many horses to the herd since 2005 (and opened the satellite farm in New York). I see Blowen is the only employee paid by OF and according to this doc he wasn't getting paid at all up through 2009.
This Guidestar thing is pretty cool.

alspharmd
Mar. 28, 2011, 08:00 AM
I don't know about KY, but around my neck of the woods, the cost of everything horse-related has gone up - hay, grain, bedding, etc.