Old Friends retirement farm adds 2 more ex-stakes winners

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - Old Friends farm in Kentucky has added two more past stakes winners to its stable of retired racehorses.

The farm near Georgetown says Wake Forest and Kharafa have arrived at their new home.

Wake Forest's earned $951,745 in a career that included 28 starts and eight victories. The 8-year-old horse's biggest win came in the Grade 1 Man o' War Stakes in his third North American start.

Kharafa had 52 starts in eight seasons and finished with career earnings of more than $1.2 million.

Old Friends founder Michael Blowen calls their arrival a "banner day." He says Wake Forest is the "sweetest, most beautiful horse." He says 9-year-old Kharafa is retired at the same farm as his racing rivals, Lubash and King Kreesa.

The retirement farm has become a popular tourist attraction.

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