04/14/2002 11:00PM

Wimborne plans dispersal

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Owner-breeder Diane Perkins of Wimborne Farm in Paris, Ky., announced plans to sell the farm and disperse all bloodstock, including La Gueriere, dam of graded stakes-winner Lasting Approval.

According to a release issued Tuesday by Bruce Hundley, whose Saxony Farm will handle the dispersal, Perkins will sell about 100 mares, foals, and yearlings at a public auction at the farm on July 13. The farm and all of its equipment will be sold the same day.

Perkins operated the farm since her husband, Peter, died in 1996. She has decided to spend more time near her daughters in South America, and "pursue other interests," the release said.

Wimborne's successful horses over the years have included top stallion Lord at War (Arg), and Al Mamoon, among others.