Statement from Breeders' Cup Limited on the Passing of Alice Chandler
“Alice Chandler was one of the most remarkable people ever to work in the Thoroughbred industry. We cherished her outstanding achievements as an owner and breeder, and her service to a wide range of racing organizations over many decades, as well as her engaging personality and dynamic spirit. She established Mill Ridge Farm in the 1960s and made it one of the most influential farms in our sport, significantly with the breeding and sale of Sir Ivor, who helped spearhead the opening of the American market to overseas buyers. Mill Ridge also produced such prominent runners as Horse of the Year Point Given, Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo and five Breeders’ Cup winners in Artie Schiller, Sweet Catomine, Round Pond, Spain and Johar. Mrs. Chandler also served in many leadership roles in our industry. In addition to having served as a Breeders’ Cup Director, she was Chairman of the University of Kentucky Equine Research Foundation; President of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association; Director of Keeneland Association and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. She was honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit in 2009 and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 2020 as a Pillar of the Turf. In 2005, Mrs. Chandler was named the Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America annual dinner. Her lasting legacy and commitment to always putting the horse first live on as shining examples for our industry. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.”
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