Central Kentucky horsewoman Diane Perkins, who raced such top performers as Lord At War and La Gueriere, will be dispersing her breeding stock by auction July 13 at her Wimborne Farm near Paris, Ky. Approximately 100 horses will be offered for sale, including La Gueriere, the dam of grade II winner Lasting Approval, as well as foals and yearlings. Perkins, who has managed the farm since the death of her husband, Peter, in 1996, also will be selling the farm and the equipment the same day. Bruce Hundley of Saxony Farm will manage the sale for Perkins.
Hundley said Perkins, a successful trainer, will retain her racing stock and said present plans call for her to keep her young stallion Lasting Approval. "His first foals are 2-year-olds, and she wants to see how they do," he said. Lasting Approval is by With Approval out of La Gueriere (by Lord At War). He stands at Walmac International near Lexington.
Perkins, who does not have any family member willing to run the operation, plans to pursue other interests and spend more time in South America, where her daughters live. Peter and Diane Perkins lived for a time in Argentina, and bred champion Lord At War in the name of their Argentine farm, Haras San Francisco del Pilar.