Breyer Releases New Benefit Model: Bull inthe Heather

2/3/12 - To Benefit Old Friends, a Kentucky Facilty for Retired Thoroughbreds

Breyer is proud to announce that a new release, Old Friends' Bull inthe Heather, will benefit Old Friends, a Kentucky facility for retired Thoroughbreds. "Bully" is the son of 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, who sadly ended up in a slaughterhouse after his racing days were over. Old Friends is dedicated to saving Thoroughbreds from such tragic fates.


An upset winner in the 1993 Florida Derby, "Bully" came to Old Friends with such poor feet that he must wear expensive therapeutic shoes. Now age 21, he is an ambassador for Old Friends and enjoys daily backrubs and greeting visitors!

Your purchase of this model, which is crafted of fine artist's resin and stands appoximately 5" high, will help Old Friends continue the incredible work they do.

Click here for more information about this model and to purchase.

Meet Michael Blowen, the president of Old Friends, at BreyerFest British Invasion, July 20-22!

Categories: | Breyer_News | Collector_Club_News


BreyerLover2222 Says:
12/12/2016 at 2:04 pm

I love Arabians and Thoroughbreds!!!! :)

BreyerLionheart13 Says:
04/18/2012 at 1:38 pm


Weird mold. Breyer need's no work on that. But, they still chose a cool subject! Go breyer!

breyerfan Says:
03/18/2012 at 11:21 am


he is so cute i want him it is sad his father ferdnain found its way to the saughterhouse poor horse

Sporthorses Says:
02/28/2012 at 10:06 pm

My mom told me the story,the onwers wife was crying bring the horse to the slater house,and more racehorses die inn the slater house.

MaggieG Says:
02/21/2012 at 11:19 am

That is really sad that someone would waste such a beautiful and talented horse to a slaughterhouse....... People are disgusting........ Plus, the rich people who owned the horse should have done something about, do you want to know why they didn't because they just wanted money......... This makes me angry and upset on bursting levels.......

MaggieG Says:
02/20/2012 at 2:02 pm

This model makes me so excited!!! At my stable we have a horse that looks so similar to the breyer and his name is Bull. We rescued him off the racetrack, he is a sweetheart and is wonderful to ride. Even though he is a little bit shy he loves to play with the other horses!!! I cannot wait to buy myself this model, it is so pretty!!!!

lilroy98 Says:
02/14/2012 at 4:35 pm

people are blind not to see that the horses they see get ingured at the racetrack or are fails at the ractrack usualy end up at slaughter!! i luv how breyer is doing this for a benifit

baddogacresrescue Says:
02/09/2012 at 10:36 am

There are more than 120,000 horses that are shipped across our borders each year to slaughter in Canada and Mexico, about 30,000 are thoroughbreds. Ferdinand was in Japan on a stallion breeding contract when he met his unfortunate demise, mostly due to lack of communication with his previous owners, as they absolutely would have transported him back to the United States. There are several reasons why these horses end up at slaughter, and many of us try to stop it from happening. Right now, there is a bill being presented to the government, "The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011" S 1176/HR 2966, that will outlaw horse slaughter in the U.S. as well as close the loophole that previously allowed horses to be sent to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada. With more support, it our hope that we can end the suffering for these precious American icons, and find them temporary placement/retirement until they can find loving homes.

Sheepish Says:
02/07/2012 at 10:35 am

I hope this will be a series. I would LOVE to see another Old Friend next year!

TheStarWarriorHorse Says:
02/04/2012 at 10:09 pm

I find it very sad that some unlucky horses find their way to the slaughterhouse. Sometimes I take pity on the people who wind up selling their horses for meat due to financial and economic problems, but it really grinds my gears when you have multimillionaires who own these beautiful animals and they don't buy out the time to make sure that they go to good homes. You're going to tell me that they have enough money to go out to dinner clubs and such but not enough to make the much more humane choice for their horses? I'm very proud of Old Friends' efforts to give these magnificent retired champions a second chance in life. Thank you Old Friends. We horse lovers as well as your horses really owe it to you! :')

Lady K Says:
02/04/2012 at 12:36 am

I so glad Breyer has set this program up for retired racehorses. They (retired racehorses) need all the support they can get.

bedfordbIack Says:
02/03/2012 at 8:08 pm

he stays on the stand, never comes off.

CactusFlower Says:
02/03/2012 at 6:34 pm

No, he does not come off of the stand...they are molded on the stand. This helps keep the horse from breaking, from legs warping during the molding process..etc etc.

Drill Rider Says:
02/03/2012 at 2:54 pm

Has an elegant look to him. Make more without the base.

abby00 Says:
02/03/2012 at 2:23 pm

i also hope that breyer makes a old friends series. i prefer breyers without bases, though, so i might not buy him. he's so beautiful!

LaraA Says:
02/03/2012 at 12:13 pm

So excited to see this guy! Such an awsome cause, I hope this is not the first and last old friend we will be seeing from Breyer! This is such a worthy foundation and deserves all the aide we can provide! Hope this becomes a series and not just a one hit wonder ;)

livelongstables Says:
02/03/2012 at 11:21 am

he is so adorable! i can't wait to get him

TBBhorsegirl Says:
02/03/2012 at 10:52 am


ok i know this is a weird question but does he come off the stand? and does he have a little metal thing in his foot like goffret?

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