857-15942 - White fences glisten as they crisscross the rolling, emerald fields, while the solid, handsome old barns nurture crops of potential champions. No other breeder-owner in the history of American racing authored dominance to the degree that Calumet Farm did, reigning supreme during the 1940s and 1950s. The farm has survived the turbulence of the intervening years so that in the1990s Calumet has been the breeder of a record ninth Kentucky Derby winner and has raced a seventh Horse of the Year champion. Various misfortunes relative to the management of the farm and the family who for years owned it threatened the existence of Calumet, but in 1992 its stability was retrieved when Henryk de Kwiatkowski stepped forward to secure the purchase of the farm at auction. The legend of Calumet was launched in 1924 by William Monroe Wright, founder of the Calumet Baking Powder Co. Standardbred horses, racing pacers and trotters, were the first inhabitants of the white and red barns, with their stately cupolas and burnished wood fittings, were of that breed. The Hollywood film, Seabiscuit, was partly filmed on it's grounds.