Our Mims Retirement Haven

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits 27 Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Nov. 21 that 27 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation in 2016, including 19 that were re-accredited and eight that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting organization in Thoroughbred aftercare, now boasts a network of 64 accredited organizations operating at more than […]

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American Pharoah Halter Featured Among Many In Online Charity Auction

A halter worn by racing’s first-ever grand slam winner American Pharoah is among the largest group of worn halters ever assembled for auction. Thursday’s Child and Our Mims Retirement Haven have joined forces to benefit both foster children and retired racehorses. The online auction of memorabilia will be hosted on Starequine.com, the Lexington-based online Thoroughbred […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘The Serendipity Of This Story Is Astounding’

In February of 2013, a story ran on the Paulick Report about trainer Pete Pizzo and a pair of fillies he had in training who were named after his late wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Pizzo. The horses, Vision of Liz and Rena Starlight, were named by Pizzo and his daughter respectively, after Liz was struck and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: On Film And In Real Life

Roughly four years ago, we started the Cosequin “OTTB Showcase” to feature feel-good stories of horses who have transitioned successfully to careers after racing. The goal was to talk about the many ways horses can make the leap from one career to the next, and the challenges and hardships they may face if corners are cut […]

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Our Mims Hits The Big Screen For A Good Cause

One Day, a film chronicling the life of racing champion Our Mims and the Thoroughbred retirement sanctuary that bears her name, premiered to rave reviews on Friday, October 9 at Equus Run Vineyards. In attendance at the premiere, which was held as a fundraiser to benefit Our Mims Retirement Haven, were a number of racing […]

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Thoroughbred Horse Show Association To Host Event At KY Horse Park May 3

The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association (THSA) will host its fourth annual show on Sunday May 3 at the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Entries for the event, which will benefit Our Mims Retirement Haven for broodmares, close April 18. This year’s renewal is held in conjunction with Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series (TASS) and the […]

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Stakes Winner Bel’s Starlet Dies at Our Mims

Bel’s Starlet, a multiple stakes winner who finished third in the 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. IT), died Oct. 23 at the age of 27 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., where she had lived since 2007. The farm reported that the roan mare died of pleuroneumonia and endocarditis. Bred by Mr. and Mrs. […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Time for Some Humble Pie

What better time than the day after Thanksgiving to have a healthy serving of humble pie? Some of you may remember back in early August I threw down the gauntlet and challenged anyone and everyone to take me on in a handicapping challenge, specifically for year two of FantasyCapping.com, the Breeders’ Cup fantasy league. I […]

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Grade 1 Winner Lotka Dies

Lotka, winner of the 1986 Grade 1 Acorn Stakes, died Sept. 10 at Our Mims Retirement Haven at age 30. The mare had been a resident at Our Mims since 2008. A daughter of Danzig, Lotka ran as a homebred for the late Henryk de Kwiatkowski’s Kennelot Stable. Lotka raced three years, winning 10 of […]

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KY dentist offers free care to clients helping Our Mims

A Paris, Ky., dentist who has a love of horses is offering free dental care to uninsured patients if they agree to barter their skills or services to help Our Mims Retirement Haven. Dr. Anna Newman is a Thoroughbred owner and mother of a teenager who volunteers at Our Mims. The arrangement began last week, […]

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