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The Ladies Of Our Mims   Horse Rescue Issues

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From: gerchgo


Woohoo! Congrats! Watch out Elmhurst!!!!!!


KYsally (kwsally)

From: KYsally (kwsally)


WHOO HOO - wonderful news!!!!!

cj (cjcolo)

From: cj (cjcolo)


I bet the horse between your heels felt like heaven in your head......
I just bet it did....
Good goin, Jeanne!

From: GildersMom


Press Release!

OMRH Awarded Paris/Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Farm of the Year

The Paris/Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards breakfast on Tuesday morning, April 24. Our Mims Retirement Haven, a 501( c )3 non-profit in Paris, was recognized as the 2012 Farm of the Year. Linda Stubblefield, Tourism Director presented the award to Jeanne Mirabito, President and Farm Manager of OMRH. Lucy Cooper is the president of the Paris/Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce.

Said Mirabito: "I still can't believe it! This is an honor beyond any I ever expected. When I think of all the prestigious farms in this county I am speechless. Our horses, of course, deserve to have all the accolades in the world. They have earned the right to shine."

Director of Fund Raising and Promotion Cheryl Bellucci added, "We are working more with the Paris tourism board and incorporating more 'hometown' ties in our work with the ladies and Elmhurst. It's nice to know our efforts are being noticed."

Granted non-profit status in 2007, Our Mims Retirement Haven takes in retired Thoroughbreds, mostly broodmares. OMRH is named after Our Mims, the famed Calumet Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Filly of 1977. Mirabito was Our Mims' last owner, and when the mare died, Mirabito pledged to start the Haven in memory of her old friend. Past ladies include Sugar and Spice (half-sister to Our Mims), Taba (dam of Turkoman), 1985 Breeders Cup Distaff Runner Alabama Nana (trained by D. Wayne Lukas), My Turbulent Miss (dam of Prized and Exploit). Current residents include Timeless Sue (granddam of Bourbon Belle, great-granddam of Not Bourbon), Bel's Starlet (California champion), Lotka (famed racer trained by the legendary Woody Stephens), Cruella (dam of Diazo), Ms. Stalwart (dam of Stalwart Member and Mount Intrepid), Missy White Oak (winner of Maryland Million Lassie Stakes), Princess Royale (Australian mare by Bletchingly), Hana Bride (by Coastal), Taba Dance (daughter of Taba), Trail Guide (by Our Native), Ms. Royal Flagship, and Blue Viking. Last October, OMRH welcomed the 1997 Breeders Cup Sprint winner Elmhurst to the farm. Elmhurst, a 1990 gelding by Wild Again, is a grandson of Our Mims.


From: gerchgo


What a wonderful, and deserving, award for Our Mims! Incredible with all the horse farms in the area, they were given the award! Hoping the Tourism business can help to boost the much neded donations for Our Mims, and draw awareness to the ladies in the thoroughbred industry!




From: melody1963


They certainly deserve this award. Congrats to Our Mims on this great honor


From: Mimsforever


Heard in the barn...

Timeless Sue: "Hey Elmhurst. Tomorrow is an important day and you need to be on your best behavior."

Elmhurst: "Sez WHO?"

Timeless Sue: "Says ALL OF US, Pip Squeek! Our wonderful Friends the FOBs are coming. They do so much to help take care of us and if you DON'T behave, you will spend the entire next year regretting your Y chromosone! You MAY NOT bully them. You MUST be a gentle man...GOT IT?"

Elmhurst: "And what if I DON'T?"

Timeless Sue and ALL the ladies unite in chorus, "WE WILL TELL YOUR GRANDMA!"

Sudden silence from the big man on campus.


From: ladyadler1


As always it was wonderful to visit the ladies yesterday!  Wish I could have stayed longer. Thanks for letting us all visit. 

From: HopeMom1


Congratulations to Jeanne and her gang of Ladies and hoodlums! All of us who have had the really great fun of meeting Jeanne and the Ladies when they were "receiving callers" (as they say in the South) know this award had to have been inevitable. She is the BEST!!!!! She is my hero..