"Friends of Old Friends" - "Hats Off to the Horses" of Old Friends sponsored by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®



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The Eighth Annual
"Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby"
A Unique Online Derby Hat Auction Benefiting Old Friends

Sponsored Exclusively by
MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®

presents

''Friends of Old Friends''

For the eighth consecutive year, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® of Cape Cod and Old Friends of Kentucky are teaming up again for their "Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby" auction, an unparalleled online shopping experience that begins January 1st, 2017.
Since Michael Blowen first founded Dream Chase Farm in 2003, Old Friends has made a lot of wonderful friends. Old Friends is well known in racing circles for the exceptional, dignified retirements that they give racehorses whose racing and breeding days are over.

Michael Blowen, President/Founder of Old Friends
Michael Blowen, President/Founder of Old Friends

I first approached Michael back in 2009 about my fundraising idea for creating and auctioning Derby hats to honor some of the amazing Old Friends retirees. I thought "Hats Off to the Horses" would be the perfect name for the fundraiser. Michael liked the idea and the name. After all, it's the horses who are the ones we all need to be tipping our “hats” to as we creatively find ways to make sure they will always have a good home after their racing and breeding careers are over.
This season, MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® reached out to some of the friends of Old Friends to ask them for their support in helping to spread the word about “Hats Off to the Horses” this year.
Invitations were sent to a number of Thoroughbred horse farms and racing organizations across the country to join us in this new social media campaign.
For all those who decided to join us as a “Friend of Old Friends” we have added their business logos to our auction publicity which will showcase their support. In turn, during each of our four “Hats Off” auction months (January through April) all of the “Friends” will join with us in sharing the auction through their own social media channels.
We are hoping that this new social media participation will expand our audience for “Hats Off to the Horses” as well as generate greater concern for all horses everywhere.
Please join me in thanking the following organizations have joined us whom we are thrilled to welcome as “Friends of Old Friends”!

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
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"Friends of Old Friends"

The Official Poster that will be shared by all of the “Friends of Old Friends” during the January auction of the “Alphabet Soup” chapeau.

Thank you ALL!!

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And please visit their websites to learn more about these “Friends” and the work they do in the world of horse racing:
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Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Horse Talk Show
The Horse Talk Show
The Pond Lady
The Pond Lady
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Starlight Racing
Starlight Racing
New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association
New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association
StarLadies Racing
StarLadies Racing
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Denali Stud
Denali Stud

New York racing Association

New York Racing Association
Gainesway Farm
Gainesway Farm
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Thoroughbred Daily News

Thoroughbred Daily News

McKathan Brothers Training Center
McKathan Brothers Training Center
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Sharing our first auction hat for January 2017 inspired by 1996 Breeders' Cup winner, Alphabet Soup!

The "Little Mike" auction for Old Friends starts February 1, 2017

The “Little Mike” Chapeau by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®

Special thanks to jockey Chris Landeros and his wife Shelby for helping us with our January Derby hat auction from February 1st thru' the 11th.

To learn more about this hat please click on The Little Mike Hat.

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To place a bid or to learn more about Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, please visit the Old Friends website to access the eBay link or call them at 502-863-1775.

To view all of the couture Derby hats from previous auctions, please click on the following - Old Friends Hat Auction Portfolio.

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The Rosie Signature Hat Collection

by
MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®

A very special ongoing hat collaboration with retired jockey Rosie Napravnik to benefit Old Friends of KY!


The Rosie Signature Hat Collection

Please click on the above photo to visit the updated collection!

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Special thanks to the following for their support of our annual “Hats Off to the Horses” Derby hat auctions for Old Friends:

HorseRacingNation

CNN.com

www.HorseRacesNow.com

America's Best Racing

Bloodhorse.com

Paulick Report

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Custom hatboxes for your auction hats!

MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® custom hatboxes
All winning bidders' hats are shipped to them in custom MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® hatboxes for storage.

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