Obituary: Hana Bride
Hana Bride has died at Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, Kentucky. Haven farm manager Jeanne Mirabito reports the 30-year-old mare by Coastal out of Sue Me Not was put to sleep early Wednesday (8 August 2012) morning. The mare had been suffering from a severe sinus infection and had recently been indirectly struck by lightning.
Said Mirabito: “Dear, Sweet Hana; She was lovely, inside and out. We were honored to have called her friend.”
Hana Bride had eight Thoroughbred foals, including the gelding Just Call Me Bob by Batonnier who won $158,564 in racetrack earnings. Most of her foals, however, were champion dressage competitors.
Hana Bride arrived at Our Mims Retirement Haven in June of 2005. She was rescued from a Washington feed lot days before being sent to slaughter. The Exceller Fund sponsored her trip across country to the Haven. Hana Bride was buried in the Haven cemetery.
Our Mims Retirement Haven is a 501(c)3 non-profit that specializes in the care of retired Thoroughbred broodmares. Named after famed Calumet’s 1977 Three-Year-Old Champion Filly Our Mims, OMRH has housed Sugar and Spice (Our Mims’ half-sister), 1979 Alcibaides winner Hope of Glory, Argentine champion Taba (dam of Turkoman), 1985 California Broodmare of the Year Iza Valentine, 1985 Breeders Cup Distaff runner Alabama Nana, Jamra (full sister to Clever Trick), Irish-born Exactly So, My Turbulent Miss (dam of Prized and Exploit), local mare Little Miss Porter, Irvina, and Smokie’s Love. Timeless Sue recently died and is also buried in the Haven’s cemetery.
OMRH is the current home of Blue Viking, Ms. Royal Flagship, Missy White Oak, Cruella, Ms. Stalwart, Princess Royale, Bel’s Starlet, Lotka, and Taba Dance (daughter of Taba). Elmhurst, the 1997 Breeders Cup Sprint Champion and grandson of Our Mims, joined the Haven after a cross-country trip last October.
The Haven is supported through donations and sponsorships.
Our Mims Retirement Haven
Jeanne Mirabito, Farm Owner, Farm Manager, OMRH President
Cheryl Bellucci, Director of Fund Raising and Promotion