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Charismatic Is Back In Kentucky

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The horse who won the 1999 Derby and Preakness is back in Kentucky where he will receive all of the love and attention from some old friends.

Old Friends Farm’s President Michael Blowens oversaw the initiative to raise $65,000 to transport Charismatic from Japan to Scott County, where he is now in the company of War Emblem and Silver Charm.

Robyn Roache, who helped foal Charismatic, said that she could not be more grateful to Old Friends Farm for the work they do.

We get to see him again and have a whole second phase to their lives, which is just wonderful,” Roache told LEX 18.

More money was raised than needed, so the surplus will go towards providing the stallions the best of everything during their retirement years.

“There's a lot good places these horses could go, I'm sure,” said Blowens. “But we take great pride in the fact that we provide the best health care imaginable.”

Charismatic still has to be in quarantine to ensure his good health, but once that period ends, the public is invited to come see him.

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