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The Thirteenth Annual
"Hats Off to the Horses:
The Road to the Derby"

The "Tom's Ready" auction hat - "Hats Off to the Horses"
The “Tom's Ready” Hat
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Click on the hat above to learn more about this auction hat to support Old Friends!

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

sponsored by
MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®
Custom Derby Millinery by Sally Faith Steinmann

Featured Horse

Tom's Ready

Tom's Ready, the horse - Photo by Laura Battles


Pedigree: Foaled on February 1, 2013 in Pennsylvania ; 8 year old gelding
Sire –
More Than Ready ; Dam – Goodbye Stranger (Broad Brush)
Trained by: Dallas Stewart
Owner: GMB Racing (Gayle and Tom Benson)
Breeder: Blackstone Farm LLC
Jockeys: Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr., Mike Smith, Joel Rosario
Record: 21 starts; 5-4-3
Career Earnings: $1,036,267

Achievements - At 2: winner of the Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) and 2016 Ack Ack Stakes (G3). At 3: 2016 Kentucky Derby contender. At 4: 2017 Leemat Stakes; 2017 Bold Ruler Handicap.

Stud Career: Stood at Spendthrift Farms in 2018; 2019-20 at Red River Farms, LA

Retired to Old Friends in November 2020

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Tom's Ready, the horse - Photo by Laura Battles

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Tom's Ready, the horse - Photo by Laura Battles

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Tom's Ready at Old Friends
Courtesy Old Friends website


Tom’s Ready was bred in Pennsylvania by Blackstone Farm LLC. As a two year old he showed talent. At three he won the Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park for owners G M B Racing and trainer Dallas Stewart, with Joel Rosario up, and the Ack Ack Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. Tom’s Ready then competed in the 2016 Kentucky Derby. At four, he took the Leemat Stakes at Presque Isle, with Hernandez, and the Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) at Belmont, ridden by Joel Rosario. In addition, he ran second or third in five other graded stakes during his career for total earnings of 1,036,267. In 21 starts, most of them stakes, he had 5 wins, 4 seconds and 3 thirds. Tom’s Ready arrived at Old Friends in November, 2020. We thank Gayle Benson of G M B Racing for enabling his retirement with us.

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Tom's Ready, the horse - Photo by Laura Battles

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Tom's Ready, the horse - Photo by Laura Battles

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The “Tom's Ready” Hat by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®

The Tom's Ready auction hat for Old Friends - Photo by Laura Battles
Marisa Miller, Ashton Grove farm manager, modeling
The “Tom's Ready” Hat by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®

With a message from Old Friends....

As many of you may know, racing journalist Acacia Courtney has graciously modeled the Derby-style hats on the auction block in our “Hats off to the Horses” series. And we are so grateful to her. But this month, we thought, who better to impart the true spirit of Old Friends and the distinct personalities of our beloved retirees than the hard-working ladies who care for them every day. So this month’s hat is dedicated to Tom's Ready and is showcased by assistant farm manager, Marisa Miller who has just taken over management of our Ashton Grove Senior Living facility, where 14 of our horses share life with the senior residents there.”

Thanks also to Laura Battles for her stunning images of Marisa and Tom's Ready.

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The Rosie Signature Hat Collection

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

The Rosie Signature Hat Collection

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