Obituary: Bel’s Starlet

Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, Kentucky, sadly announces the death of Bel’s Starlet. The mare died at the farm on October 23, 2014 after an illness. She had been diagnosed with pleuroneumonia and endocarditis. Bel initially responded to treatment, but soon succumbed to her illness. Jeanne Mirabito, farm owner and OMRH President remarked: “Bel’s…

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OMRH Accredited by Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council

On August 29, 2014, Our Mims Retirement Haven was granted certification as an equine retirement facility by the Kentucky Equine Health and Welfare Council. The Council was established to assist, advice, and consult with the Department of Agriculture on equine health and welfare issues. It acts to maintain the health, welfare, and safety of equines…

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OMRH Welcomes a New Mare

Our Mims Retirement Haven (Paris, KY) welcomed a new “Lady” to the sanctuary on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Exciting Bucket, a 1989 mare by Grey Bucket out of That’s Exciting, was donated to the Haven by Helen Fariello and her family. Mrs. Fariello and her late husband Vincent raced Exciting Bucket under their own silks….

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Obituary: Taba Dance

Our Mims Retirement Haven bid farewell to Taba Dance today at its Paris, Kentucky farm. Taba Dance, a daughter of Sovereign Dancer out of the Argentinean champion Taba, was euthanized on Saturday, 8 February. She suffered from a sudden onset of devastating laminitis with a very poor prognosis. The mare was twenty-six years-old; she was…

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Obituary: Lotka

Lotka, the thirty-year-old Kennelot mare by Danzig, died today at Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, Kentucky. Lotka had been a resident there since August of 2008. Said OMRH President Jeanne Mirabito: “We have had many great mares at OMRH but none as full of life as Lotka. She was magnificent, the heart of the…

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Obituary: Cruella

Cruella (Tyrant ~ Stage Door Dolly) passed away at Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, Kentucky. Jeanne Mirabito, Haven President and Farm Manager, found the thirty-one-year-old mare the morning of July 26, 2013. Said Mirabito: “Cruella met the world head on every day. She was one of the kindest horses I have ever witnessed around…

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