Jeanne Mirabito, founder and president of Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, KY, died of cancer on August 5, reports Blood-Horse.
Mirabito founded the farm in 2007 in honor of Our Mims, a Calumet-bred multiple graded stakes winner. Mirabito first saw the filly on television in 1977 in her home state of New York and became enamored with the horse. Years later, when Mirabito moved to Kentucky, she came across Our Mims living on the same farm on which she was renting a house.
The mare was turned out with cattle and had limited human interaction; Mirabito said the mare had had minimal veterinary and farrier care. Still in love with the horse, Mirabito adopted the mare and rehabilitated her. Mirabito began Our Mims Retirement Haven in honor of her champion mare, offering mares a place to retire and live out their days once their broodmare careers ended. Our Mims died from colic at 29 and was buried in Calumet’s cemetery.
Details of a celebration of Mirabito’s life are forthcoming.
Read more about Our Mims here.
Read more at Blood-Horse.
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