st. jovite

Owner, Breeder Dean Grimm Dies At 53

Owner and breeder R. Dean Grimm, Jr., died on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the age of 53. The son of Robert Dean Grimm and Virginia Kraft Payson, Grimm had been involved in the Thoroughbred industry both together with Payson Stud and as an owner/breeder on his own. Grimm was raised in Putnam County, N.Y., where […]

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European Horse Of The Year St. Jovite Euthanized

St. Jovite, Europe’s Horse of the Year in 1992, was euthanized Jan. 9 due to the infirmities of old age at Michael Keogh’s Ballysax Manor Stud in Ireland. He was 27. St. Jovite was bred in Kentucky by his owner, Virginia Kraft Payson. He was sired by champion Pleasant Colony, winner of the 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness […]

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Women In Racing: Racing’s Adventuress

It can never be said that Virginia Kraft Payson is a passive observer of sports she loves. Race fans know her as the owner of Payson Park in Indiantown, Fla., as well as breeder of G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Vindication and G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Farda Amiga; while her racing and breeding career is […]

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Irish Derby Winner St. Jovite Still ‘Means the World’ To Owner-Breeder Payson

The Curragh will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its signature race, the Group 1 Irish Derby, on June 27. During the course of festivities, officials will hold a special tribute to St. Jovite, who captured the 1992 Irish Derby by 12 lengths in the record time of 2:25.60. No Irish Derby winner has come close […]

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