Obituary: Princess Royale

Our Mims Retirement Haven, a nonprofit sanctuary for retired Thoroughbred broodmares in Paris, KY, sadly announces the passing of Princess Royale. The mare was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age on Sunday, August 2, 2015. She was buried in the Haven’s equine cemetery. Australian-born Princess Royale was the 1985 daughter of Bletchingly, the…

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The True Identity of “Lady Jane”

Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, KY, learned the true identity of the mare it previously called “Lady Jane” on June 24, 2015. According to The Jockey Club, the mare’s name is Braggin Rights. Braggin Rights has been at the Haven since November 8, 2014. A 1996 mare by Iroquois Park out of the Hard…

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“Lady Jane” Arrives at the Haven

Our Mims Retirement Haven welcomed a new mare to its facility in Paris, Kentucky on November 8, 2014. The name and identity of the gray Thoroughbred mare is unknown. She was donated by a person who saved her from a kill buyer, but that person was not able to provide proper care, and the mare’s…

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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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