Champion Our Mims Dead at Age 29
Updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 1:16 PM
Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:04 AM
Photo: Barbara D. Livingston
Champion race horse and top producer Our Mims.
Champion filly Our Mims was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 9. The 1977 champion, who was 29 years old, died after suffering a bout of colic and was buried at Calumet Farm near Lexington, Ky.
A daughter of Herbager and Sweet Tooth, Our Mims was a half-sister to Alydar. She was foaled at Calumet Farm and raced under the stable's distinctive red and blue silks. She broke her maiden in an allowance race at Hialeah Park on March 10, 1977. That win was followed by a victory in the Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park. Our Mims then ran third in Keeneland's Ashland Stakes (gr. III), second in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. II) and fourth in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont before winning the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Belmont. She then went on to secure wins in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga and the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park and her Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly was the firs Eclipse for Calumet.
Our Mims produced eight foals for Calumet before being sold to Narvick International for $190,000 as part of the farm's dispersal in 1991. In 1990, her daughter, Mimbet, produced 1997 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Elmhurst.
Our Mims entered the ReRun adoption program in the fall of 1999 and spent the last years of her life under the life under the care of Jeanne Mirabito.
"Never was a horse more loved or cherished than this great mare," said Mirabito. "It was an honor to have her as part of my family."
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