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As a child Jeanne Mirabito had loved Our Mims, the horse who would go on to help her found a retirement haven for older broodmares. Jeanne and Mims enjoy a moment.

For Our Mims, a safe haven was formed

As a young filly, Our Mims was racehorse royalty. At 3, she was named the 1977 Eclipse Champion, and by age four, she’d won over $368,000 in her racing career. By the time she was 22 her many foals carried the bloodlines of superstars such as Seattle Slew and Spectacular Bid, and passed great genes along to notable stakes performers including 1997 Breeder’s Cup Sprint winner Elmhurst. But when she could no longer get in foal, Mims was turned out to pasture among cows, and far from any winner’s circle or breeding shed, grew old trying to forage enough food to […]