A chance meeting with a forgotten champion leads Jeanne Mirabito to create a haven for pensioners.
Lotka, the 30-year-old Kennelot Stables' mare by Danzig, died Sept. 10 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky. where she had been a resident since August 2008. She was buried in the Haven's cemetery.
- By Esther Marr
This Saturday morning, Oct. 15, the retired multiple graded stakes-winning mare Lotka, an Our Mims resident, will be featured at Keeneland's 'Breakfast with the Works.' read blog
Iza Valentine produced 11 winners out of 14 foals, including millionaire grade I winner Fran's Valentine and grade II winner Iz A Saros.
Exactly So, a graded stakes winner and group I producer, died at the Our Mims Retirement Haven July 26.
Taba, Argentina's 1975 champion 2-year-old filly and dam of Turkoman, has died at Our Mims Retirement Haven. She was 32.
Our Mims Retirement Haven announced Wednesday the acquisition of five retired broodmares. The new residents of OMRH are Exactly So, Jamra, Iza Valentine, Taba, and My Turbulent Miss. The mares will reside at Jeanne and Pete Mirabito's Ahwenasa Farm near Paris, Ky.
Hope of Glory, a 32-year-old stakes winner from the first crop of Mr. Leader, was euthanized Oct. 13 at Jeanne Mirabito's Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., after suffering a stroke.
An eBay auction of racing memorabilia will begin Feb. 21 to raise money for a headstone marker for the grave of Our Mims, the 1977 Eclipse Award winner for 3-year-old fillies.
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.
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