Lotka Appearing at Keeneland’s Breakfast with the Works
Lotka (1983 – Danzig ~ Kennelot) will be featured at Keeneland’s Breakfast with the Works on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The resident of Our Mims Retirement Haven is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of her win in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. She race for Count Henryk deKwiatkowsi and was trained by the legendary Woody Stephens. Raced twenty times, Lotka won ten races, placed in four, and came in third in one race for a total of $721,804 in career earnings. As a broodmare, Lotka produced fourteen foals, most notably Mambo Twist by King Mambo who earned over $2.4 million on the track.
Jeanne Mirabito, president and farm manager of OMRH, invites everyone out to visit with her and Lotka. OMRH Director of Fund Raising and Promotion Cheryl Bellucci will be there as well. Remarks Mirabito: “Lotka doesn’t seem to know she is 28 years old. If given a chance, I believe she’d try to win the race again!”
Breakfast with the Works begins at 8:45 am in the Paddock.
Our Mims Retirement Haven is a 501(c)3 nonprofit chartered in 2007. Named after famed Calumet racer Our Mims, the 1977 Eclipse Award Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, OMRH takes in retired Thoroughbred broodmares. The ladies live out their lives in the barns and paddocks of the Haven with appropriate feed, exercise, vet, farrier, and dental care. OMRH is supported by direct donations, sponsorships, grants, and the sale of items on eBay and their online store.
Current ladies living at the Haven include Timeless Sue (granddam of Bourbon Belle, great granddam of Not Bourbon), Hana Bride (daughter of Coastal), west coast runner Bel’s Starlet, champion racer Lotka, starred broodmare Cruella, Australian-born Princess Royale, Ms. Stalwart (dam of Mount Intrepid and Stalwart Member), Missy White Oak, Ms. Royal Flagship, Taba Dance (daughter of founding lady Taba the dam of Turkoman), Little Miss Porter, and Trail Guide. Our Mims’ grandson Elmhurst recently arrived from California. OMRH has been the home of Sugar and Spice (champion half-sister of Our Mims), Taba (dam of Turkoman, great granddam of Point Given), Iza Valentine (1987 California Broodmare of the Year), My Turbulent Miss (dam of Prized and Exploit), Alabama Nana (raced in the 1985 Breeders Cup Distaff), Hope of Glory, Jamra, and Exactly So.
Our Mims Retirement Haven: http://www.OurMims.org
Jeanne Mirabito, President and Farm Owner:
Cheryl Bellucci, Director of Fund Raising & Promotion: