Our Mims Haven is a wonderful Paris, Ky.-based Thoroughbred retirement facility that features a stellar group of mares.
This Saturday morning, Oct. 15, the retired multiple graded stakes-winning mare Lotka, an Our Mims resident, will be featured at Keeneland's "Breakfast with the Works." The event begins at 8:45 a.m. in the paddock.
Recent photo of Lotka at Our Mims. Doesn't she look great for 28 years old?! Photo by Cindy Evans
Lotka, a 28-year-old daughter of Danzig is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her win in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. She raced for Count Henryk deKwiatkowsi and was trained by Woody Stephens.
Lotka, who scored the biggest triumph of her career in the 1986 Acorn Stakes (gr. I), won or placed in 15 of her 20 lifetime starts and retired from racing with earnings of $721,804.
Lotka during her racing days. Photo by George Trenich
As a broodmare, Lotka produced 14 foals, most notably Mambo Twist, a multiple group winner in Japan. The son of King Mambo earned more than $2.5 million during his 51-start career.
Jeanne Mirabito, president and farm manager of OMRH, invites the public to come to Keeneland and visit with her and Lotka. OMRH director of fundraising and promotion Cheryl Bellucci will be there as well.
"Lotka doesn't seem to know she is 28 years old,” said Mirabito. “If given a chance, I believe she'd try to win the race again!"
To learn more about Our Mims, read my previous blog entry about the facility and visit the facility’s website.
Lotka, photo by Cindy Evans