Timeless Sue Celebrates 32nd Birthday at OMRH
Timeless Sue celebrated her 32nd birthday on April 26, 2011 at the Our Mims Retirement Haven.
Timeless Sue, a 1979 mare by Timeless Moment out of Strella, had 38 starts with earnings of over $100,000 on the track. Her granddaughter Bourbon Belle (Storm Boot ~ Timeless Girl) won over a million dollars in 40 starts and is the dam of Not Bourbon who won the Queen’s Plate at the age of 3.
Timeless Sue arrived at OMRH in 2005. Says OMRH President and Farm Manager Jeanne Mirabito: “Sue was very aptly named as, except for getting grey, she hasn’t aged very much since she arrived in early 2005. Bless her heart, she is sweet. Imagine, after racing 38 times and winning over $101,000, having 8 foals and living over three decades, she still has energy to kick up her heels and run with the wind.”
A picture of Timeless Sue with Jeanne can be found at http://www.ourmims.org/press/suewithcake32.jpg. A nice body shot of Timeless Sue can be found at http://www.ourmims.org/press/sue32.jpg.
Our Mims Retirement Haven was created in 2004 to take in retired Thoroughbred broodmares. Named after Our Mims, the 1977 3-Year-Old Eclipse Champion, OMRH current houses eleven ladies, including Timeless Sue (great granddam of 2008 Queen’s Plate winner Not Bourbon), Hana Bride (daughter of Coastal), Little Miss Porter, Australian-born Princess Royale, Bel’s Starlet (California stakes winner), Cruella (dam of Diazo), Blue Viking, Ms. Royal Flagship, Taba Dance (daughter of Taba; half-sister to Turkoman), Ms. Stalwart (dam of Stalwart Member), Missy White Oak, Lotka (dam of Mambo Twist), and Trail Guide. Past ladies who resided at OMRH include Taba (dam of Turkoman), Sugar and Spice (Mims’ half-sister), Hope of Glory, My Turbulent Miss, Alabama Nana, and Jamra.
OMRH became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2006. Featured in Barbara Livingston’s “More Old Friends,” the Haven specializes in “restoring health and spirit in aged mares.” The Haven is an all-volunteer organization; all donations and proceeds from online sales of donated items goes directly to the care of the ladies. Visitors are welcome at the Paris, Kentucky farm by appointment. The ladies love company, and people who come see them are amazed at the health and vitality of these mares.