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Old Friends Farm Loses Two Horse Racing Greats

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The folks at Old Friends Farm are trying to move forward after they had to euthanize two of their most accomplished horses.

"You never get used to it," said Michael Blowen, the president and found of Old Friends. 

First, they had to euthanize Tinners Way, one of the last great sons of Secretariat. Tinner was a back-to-back winner of the Pacific Classic. Blowen said that Tinners Way had a neurological disorder that made it hard for him to keep his balance. 

Two days later, they euthanized Bonapaw because of a similar neurological disorder. 

"I've got video of their races, I look back on their race and you just see them in their full glory and in their youth and it makes it all the sadder," said Blowen. 

He told LEX 18 that despite the loss of two of their most popular horses, they will keep pushing on and trying to give every horse on the farm a great life until the very end. 

"The really good ones tried really, really hard so sometimes the really good ones that we get here, the ones that are the most accomplished, you know, have the most difficulties because they didn't leave anything on the race track," said Blowen. 

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