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  Grave Matters: Vinery, Midway, Kentucky

Photos by Barbara Livingston. ©Barbara Livingston 2003; all rights reserved.

Vinery cemetery
No Robbery's grave
Timeless Moment's grave
Loss or Gain's grave
Top: The cemetery at Vinery/Dearborn Farm in Midway, No Robbery on far right.
Second row, left: Dearborn stallion No Robbery.
Second row, right: Timeless Moment.
Bottom left: Broodmare Loss Or Gain.

The property in Midway, Kentucky currently known as THE VINERY farm in Midway, Kentucky has been owned by members of the Walden family for generations. In the 1970s it was known as Dearborn Farm, and here stood the successful stallions NO ROBBERY and TIMELESS MOMENT, both of which are buried in the farm cemetery. NO ROBBERY, one of the best sons of Swaps, sired the champion mare TRACK ROBBERY and English champion 2-year-old colt WIND AND WUTHERING, as well as the good broodmares STEPPING HIGH (dam of BUCKAROO), KLEPTO (dam of CRIMINAL TYPE), and PILFERER. TIMELESS MOMENT (by Damascus) sired the champions GILDED TIME, who stands at VINERY, and CULTURE VULTURE (in Europe).

In the early 1990s, Ben P. Walden Jr. began calling the property VINERY, and escalated the stallion operation. One of the new stallions included the G1 winner and $2 million earner LOST CODE, whose dam, stakes winner LOSS OR GAIN (by Ack Ack) is buried here. The farm is also the final resting place of stakes-placed PETITE DIABLE, dam of the classy graded stakes winner DIXIE BRASS and ODYLE, both former VINERY stallions.

In the early 2000s, VINERY outgrew the old family farm and the stallions were relocated to part of the old North Ridge Farm on Yarnalton Pike, north of Lexington, which was renamed VINERY. (The 1920s champion SARAZEN is buried on this new VINERY division.)

No Robbery (c. 1960-1985)
Timeless Moment (c. 1970-1998)
Red Ransom (c. 1987-2009)
Loss or Gain (f. 1975-1993)
Petite Diable (f. 1981-1997)

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