Equine Rescue

Victoria Racimo talks about film “One Day” (about Our Mims) on Wild Horse & Burro Radio (Wednesday, 11/4/15)



Join us on Wild Horse Wednesday (*SM) , Nov. 4, 2015

5:00 pm PST … 6:00 pm MST … 7:00 pm CST … 8:00 pm EST

Listen to the archived show (HERE!)

or listen to the show live on your phone by calling (917) 388-4520.

You can call in with questions during the 2nd half hour of the show by dialing (917) 388-4520, then pressing 1.

This is a 1 hour show. It will be archived so you can listen to it anytime.


Our guest tonight is Victoria Racimo, director of One Day, a film chronicling the life of racing champion Our Mims and the Thoroughbred retirement sanctuary that bears her name.  This film is an Official Selection in the upcoming Equus Film Festival in New York City, Nov. 20-22.  This film was previewed at the American Equine Summit at the Equine Advocates sanctuary, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  The editor and executive producer is TanNa Young, coordinating producer on the CBS hit series, “The Good Wife.”

Produced by Palomino Entertainment Group, One Day wove the career and subsequent life of 1977 Champion 3-year-old filly Our Mims, with that of Our Mims Thoroughbred Retirement Haven founder Jeanne Mirabito.  Maribito fell in love with the race filly after watching her racing on television, and made a “cosmic claim” on the filly, vowing that one day she would own her.

Twenty-one years later, in the back field of a cattle farm that Mirabito was working on, the two were brought together and formed a bond that eventually saw Mirabito owning the mare and starting a retirement sanctuary for broodmares and the occasional gelding in Paris, Kentucky.

untitled Seasoned actress and filmmaker Victoria Racimo conceived and directed the film about a race mare who gets her due.

Director Racimo has an extensive career as actress, writer, and director.  She produced the film “Casi Casi” and sold it to HBO, co-authored the recently-released book “Blue Moon” with Alicia Keys, and staged two theater scenes for Steven Spielberg in his film “Lincoln.”  She starred opposite Charlton Heston in “The Mountain Men” and in Disney’s “Ernest Goes To Camp,” among many other credits.

DVD copies of One Day can be purchased by going to www.OneDayHorseFilm.com or by emailing OneDayHorseFilm@gmail.com and all proceeds go to Our Mims Retirement Haven.  Donations can also be sent directly to the charity by going to www.OurMims.org or by emailing Cheryl Bellucci, Our Mims Retirement Haven’s director of fundraising and publicity, at cheryl@ourmims.org.

untitled 2 Mirabito and Our Mims formed a strong bond that inspired the film. Photo by Sue Rosenbach

Tonight’s show is hosted by Debbie Coffey, V.P. and Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation.

To contact us: tsrad1@outlook.com, or call 320-281-0585




1/28/15 – John Holland, President of Equine Welfare Alliance, with an update on horse slaughter issues. Listen HERE.

2/11/15 – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation, and Debbie Coffey, V.P. & Dir. of Wild Horse Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation: The PZP debate. Listen HERE.

2/18/15 – Gail Fagan, spokesperson for Help Alberta’s Wildies (HAW), a group of concerned Canadians who have been fighting to save the remaining wild horses, called “wildies,” from being culled in Alberta, Canada. Listen HERE.

2/25/15 – Janine Blaeloch, Founder & Director of Western Lands Project (fighting to keep public lands public) on industrial solar plants, and BLM & Forest Service land swaps. Listen HERE.

3/4/15 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation with an update of the Wyoming checkerboard case and the captured wild horses. Listen HERE.

3/25/15 – Marjorie Farabee, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation & Sean Paton, founder of BICEPS Bonaire and radio host of Forum Antilles, talk about the endangered donkeys of Bonaire. Listen HERE.

4/8/15 – Erik Molvar, the Sagebrush Sea Campaign Director for WildEarth Guardians, talks about retiring livestock grazing permits, oil and gas issues, a uranium mine in Wyoming and public lands issues. Listen HERE.

4/15/15 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation on western wild horses under siege. Listen HERE.

5/6/15 – Marjorie Farabee, Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation and Simone Netherlands, founder of respect 4 horses organization, on the BLM’s plans to remove wild burros from the Black Mountain HMA in Arizona. Listen HERE.

5/13/15 – HOWARD LYMAN, (featured in Cowspiracy and author of “Mad Cowboy” and “No More Bull.”) Lyman stated his opinion of the risk of Mad Cow disease on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996, and he, Oprah and Harpo productions were sued by Texas cattlemen. Listen HERE.

6/17/15 – R.T. and Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation on equine disaster preparedness and evacuation. Listen HERE.

7/29/15 – MARJORIE FARABEE, Dir. of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation and SEAN PATON, journalist, radio host (Forum Antilles) and founder of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) BICEPS BONAIRE, on saving the wild donkeys of Bonaire. Listen HERE.

8/5/15 – Carol Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, on the BLM’s plans to STERILIZE wild horses, including the FIELD SPAYING OF WILD MARES. Listen HERE.

8/7/15 – R.T. Fitch, Pres. of Wild Horse Freedom Federation, and Debbie Coffey discuss Forest Service plans to roundup the Salt River wild horses In the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, and misc. topics. Listen HERE.

8/12/15 – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation. Ginger will be giving us an update on Cloud the Stallion and the wild horses in the Pryor Mountains in Montana. Listen HERE.

9/2/15 – Susan Wagner, Pres. & Founder of Equine Advocates, and Susan Kayne, creator of TV show Real Horse Rescues on ABC-WTEN, with Dr. Ray Kellosalmi and Paula Bacon, on mainstream media’s poor coverage of horse meat in the U.S. food supply, over 90,000 PMU mares trapped in torturous conditions while having their pregnant mare urine collected in China, and other equine welfare issues. Listen HERE.

9/9/15 – Sinikka Crosland, Exec. Dir. of Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, on horse slaughter in Canada, and the 7,000 horses transported live by air from Canada to Japan each year for slaughter. See video The Truth About Horse Slaughter in Canada (WARNING: this video contains GRAPHIC SCENES). Listen HERE.

10/28/15 – author Terri Farley, who will be talking about her new book, “Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them.” Listen HERE.


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