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Sackatoga Stable Announces Landmark Partnership with Old Friends Thorougbred Retirement


August 08, 2011


Saratoga Springs, New York / August 8, 2011 - - Sackatoga Stable, LLC is pleased to announce a ground-breaking agreement with Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement. Recognizing that thoroughbreds deserve a dignified retirement beyond their racing and breeding careers, Sackatoga Stable will donate $10,000 to Old Friends for each yearling purchased at the 2011 Fasig Tipton Saratoga sale. These donations will guarantee a lifetime spot at Old Friends for each yearling when their racing careers are over.

“This is a historic decision made by Jack Knowlton and Ed Mitzen on behalf of the Sackatoga syndicate that recognizes the need for support of their athletes, and it sets a great example for the thoroughbred industry,” said Old Friends Founder and President Michael Blowen.

Said Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable, “We are thrilled to sign this landmark agreement, and we encourage other horse owners to make similar arrangements for their horses once they enter retirement. Old Friends has purchased a beautiful 265 acre horse farm in Stillwater, and we are very proud to be the first NY owners to participate.”

A press conferece will be held at 10am Wednesday August 10, 2011 at the Fasig Tipton Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY.

About Sackatoga Stable
Sackatoga Stable is dedicated to bringing affordable thoroughbred ownership to its investors, providing an enjoyable thoroughbred racing experience while also fostering a true appreciation of the sport. It provides management services to horse partnerships, which are comprised of individuals investing in horses selected by Sackatoga Stable. Individuals interested in information about participating in a Sackatoga Stable syndicates are encouraged to contact Jack Knowlton at (518) 461-1850 or Ed Mitzen at (518) 488-8304 or visit our website at http://www.sackatoga.com.

About Old Friends
Old Friends began as a retirement and rescue facility for pensioned thoroughbreds in Kentucky. Since then, it has expanded into NY with the recent letter of intent to purchase Sez Who Thoroughbred Farm in Stillwater. The farm features 265 acres of rich grass with several barns and 120 stalls. For more information on Old Friends, please contact Michael Blowen at (859) 509-4814 or visit our website at http://www.oldfriendsequine.org.