Havre de Grace's first foal.

Havre de Grace's first foal.

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Havre de Grace, Plum Pretty Produce Foals

Timber Town reports first foals for 2011 Horse of the Year, Kentucky Oaks winner.

Whisper Hill Farm's Havre de Grace and Plum Pretty both produced their first foals at Timber Town Farm near Lexington.

According to Wayne Sweezey, who owns Timber Town with his wife, Cathy, both foalings went smoothly.

Eclipse champion and 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, a daughter of Saint Liam out of the Carson City mare Easter Bunnette, delivered a filly by Tapit  just after midnight on Feb. 7. 

Plum Pretty's first foal
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Plum Pretty's first foal.

Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty, a daughter of Medaglia d'Oro  out of the A.P. Indy mare Liszy, foaled the night before, producing a colt by Distorted Humor  on Feb. 6.

"Both foals were large, and I'm happy to say that they are both beautifully made," Sweezey said. "The mares foaled without any problems, and Mandy Pope is over the moon."

Pope, who owns Whisper Hill Farm, purchased Havre de Grace and Plum Pretty as broodmare prospects in November 2012.  Winner of three grade I races, including the Woodward Stakes over males, Havre de Grace was bought for $10 million at Fasig-Tipton. Two-time grade I winner Plum Pretty was purchased at Keeneland for $4.2 million.
According to Sweezey, Pope had been in Lexington this past week. She spent three nights at the barn and was on hand when three of her mares foaled. While she had hoped to be present for Havre de Grace and Plum Pretty, she missed both foalings as she had returned to Florida for the final race of two-time champion Groupie Doll, who is slated to run in the Feb. 9 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Havre de Grace and Plum Pretty are both scheduled to be bred to War Front  this year.