Successful Breeder Otto Passes Away After Lengthy Illness

Longtime Kentucky breeder Audrey “Tolie” Otto passed away on Apr. 18 after a lengthy illness, longtime friend Headley Bell of Mill Ridge Farm announced.

A native of St. Louis, Otto moved to Lexington in the late 1980s and bred and raced a number of top runners under the stable name Jamm Ltd., which stood for her four children–John, Audie, Michael and Matthew.

Among the more notable names Otto either owned, bred or raced were MGISW Keeper Hill (Deputy Minister); and MGSW producers Hamba (Easy Goer), the dam of GI Blue Grass S. winner Monba (Maria’s Mon); and Shop Again (Wild Again), the dam of G1W Power Broker (Pulpit).

“Tolie, Mom [Alice Chandler], and Dr. Chandler were dear friends, and shared a love of the horse, animal, and the Mill Ridge family and its employees,” Bell said. “Remarkably, Tolie rarely owned more than six mares on her own, and had tremendous results with her commercial breeding program. Her daughter, Audie, has been involved with her since early 2000, and will continue with this love of breeding and the horse that began with her mom.”

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