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Tours of the Farm

Tours every Saturday during the year from noon until 3pm.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

Tour hours are expanded to 4 days a week during racing season.

In the News

CRUSADER SWORD,

1985-2014

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our dearly loved old friend and stallion, Crusader Sword , 29 years old. Grandpa, as many of us called him, died on Saturday evening, May 10th with his loving ‘mom’, JoAnn by his side. Many volunteers had surrounded him with love Saturday and saying goodbye was very hard.

Crusader was Virginia bred by Paul Mellon, trained by Mack Miller and was a true Grade 1 champion. We all miss his nickers and dinner dance which he performed at every meal, his beautiful eyes and his many licks for both volunteers and fans alike. Grandpa loved apples and carrots and was always kind and gentle to guests and children; a true elder statesman of Old Friends at Cabin Creek.

We invite you to come to Open House Saturdays from noon-3pm to honor him and say goodbye. JoAnn and Mark and all the volunteers are very grateful for the many expressions of sympathy and support they have received from you. To see more tributes to Cru, visit our OFCC Facebook page.

We’ll remember always our beautiful Crusader Sword.

The Cost of Caring for a Horse

The average cost of caring for a horse is approximately $15 per day. That amount is based on the cost of hay, grain plus regularly scheduled veterinary and farrier care. That amount increases significantly when there is serious illness or an injury or when the cost of hay and grain is affected by events beyond our control such as weather conditions, fuel costs and the economy. This amount does NOT reflect any costs associated with facility management such as grounds and building maintenance, repairs, snow removal, fencing and new construction.

We are 100% staffed by volunteers and no salaries are paid.

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Old Friends at Cabin Creek, 483 Sand Hill Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Our Horses

Crusader Sword began his stud career at Mockingbird Farm in Florida and later stood at Questroyal Stud and at Metropolitan Stud, both located in New York. He is represented as a stallion by 16 stakes winners, including grade II winners Isitingood and Tin Cup Chalice, and the earners of $17.8 million.

Click Here for Crusader's Bio

His racing record is 21 starts for a record of 6-3-5 for a total career earnings of $327,476. At stud he sired 426 foals, 341 were racers whose combined earnings total is $17,831.327.