Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Elmhurst Visits Keeneland

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Twenty years ago, Elmhurst gave owner C.N. and Carol Ray’s Evergreen Farm, jockey Corey Nakatani and trainer Jenine Sahadi their second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) victory when he rallied from far back for a half-length win as the 16-1 longshot. This morning at Keeneland during Sunrise Trackside, the Saturday morning full of family friendly events during the race meets, Elmhurst again was the center of attention during the Paddock demonstration featuring Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Kentucky.

Elmhurst, now 27, has resided at Our Mims since October 2011. The facility, which cares for mostly retired broodmares, is named for his second dam, Calumet Farm’s champion Our Mims. 

Elmhurst, who was bred by Calumet, is by inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Wild Again. Sold as a yearling at the 1991 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale for $100,000, the gelding began his career at 3 in France. In seven seasons, he won eight races in 51 starts and earned $1,100,567.

Click here for more about Old Mims Retirement Haven.

 
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