Alphabet Soup and Gorgeous George enjoy a day outside while Danthebluegrassman and Fighting City Hall look on. Laura Battles Photo

Alphabet Soup, Old Friends retiree and currently the oldest living Breeders’ Cup Classic winner (1996), will celebrate his 30th birthday on Wednesday March 31st.

Because of COVID restrictions, the facility can’t host a big party to mark this milestone, but a small, socially distanced party is perfectly safe, with a few lucky friends. Will you be in the Lexington, KY, area on Wednesday, March 31st? Want to celebrate this momentous occasion with Alphabet Soup and his BFF Gorgeous George?

Send your info to the email address below for a chance to join the soiree. Once received, the team at Old Friends will draw 15 lucky guests from the entries and they will be invited to the party.


Send your name, address, email, and daytime phone number to [email protected] by March 19, 2021; 15 names will be drawn and guests will be notified by March 21.

The party will be held at Old Friends Farm, 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324, on Wednesday, Mary 31, from 12 to 3 p.m. Masks and social distancing rules will be strictly enforced.

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