Timeless Sue Celebrates 31st Birthday at 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/tsue31aa.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 Startlet (California stakes winner), Cruella (dam of Diazo), Blue Viking, Smokie’s Love (retired hunter/jumper), Ms. Royal Flagship, Taba Dance (daughter of Taba; half-sister to Turkoman), Ms. Stalwart (dam of Stalwart Member), Missy White Oak, and Lotka (dam of Mambo Twist).
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 currently raising matching funds with a grant from After The Finish Line to purchase a tractor and bush hog.
The Haven is supported through donations, eBay auctions, and its online shop. OMRH recently added a new fence line paid for with grant money and donations.