04/27/2011 5:49PM

Etc. . . . April 27


Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will host a Kentucky Derby week open house for fans on May 5, when from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. fans can see the farm's stallions, including 2006 Derby winner Barbaro's sire Dynaformer and 2008 Derby winner Big Brown. The open house also will feature a book-signing by Alex Brown, author of "Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy." . . . Old Friends, the equine retirement farm, will host its annual Homecoming Event and fund-raiser on May 8, starting at 4 p.m. at the facility, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, Ky. Tickets are $25 and $15 for Old Friends members and share-holders and students with ID. Reservations are strongly encouraged and are available at (502) 863-1775. Events include live music by Roger BonDurant, barbecue, farm tours, and a live and silent auction. . . . The Barretts May 2-year-old sale, scheduled for May 16 at Fairplex Park's Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, Calif., has a 108-horse catalog this year, down from 154 cataloged for the auction's 2010 edition. Catalogs are available online at www.barretts.com, and a supplement to the catalog will be available online by May 3.