Mandy Pope

Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

Continue reading
Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

Continue reading
It’s A Girl! Champion Songbird Has First Foal

Songbird, a two-time champion, became a new mother on Jan. 28 when she had an Arrogate filly at Timber Town Stables in Lexington, Ky. The 6-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare delivered for owner Mandy Pope, who bought Songbird on behalf of her Whisper Hill Farm at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale for $9.5 […]

Continue reading
Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms Buys Champion Lady Eli For $4.2 Million At Keeneland November Sale

The first session of the 12-day Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale got the auction started on a solid note, with an octet of seven-figure horses leading the trade, including the $4.2-million champion Lady Eli. At the end of Monday’s session, a total of 120 horses sold for revenues of $56,429,000. The average sale price finished […]

Continue reading
Havre De Grace Daughter Graceful Princess Successful On Debut At Saratoga

Juvenile filly Graceful Princess, the blue-blooded daughter of Tapit and 2011 Horse of the Year Havre De Grace, won her debut on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Ralph Nicks and ridden by Manny Franco, Graceful Princess took the lead shortly after the start and carried on through the wire to win by 1 […]

Continue reading
Bloodlines: Unlikely Story Of How Unique Bella Nearly Slipped Through The Cracks

Sometimes, breeding top-class horses looks so easy. Just take three-time leading sire Tapit (by Pulpit) and breed him to a mare who won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, and there you have it, champion Unique Bella, who won the Eclipse Award as the best sprint filly of 2017. Doesn’t that look simple? Unique Bella makes it […]

Continue reading
Songbird Visits Arrogate At Juddmonte Farm

Champion Songbird took a short van ride from Timber Town Stable over to Juddmonte Farm on Tuesday for a meeting with Arrogate, according to the two farms’ Twitter accounts. “They were both stars, of course,” reads a post from Timber Town. The 5-year-old Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) was purchased for $9 million by Mandy Pope at […]

Continue reading
Groupie Doll’s First Foal To Debut On Jan. 13 At Fair Grounds

Much of the focus on Saturday, Jan. 13 will be placed on the field of 14 3-year-olds chasing Kentucky Derby dreams in the Gr. III LeComte at the Fair Grounds. Earlier on the card however, Tapability, the first foal out of two-time Champion Female Sprinter Groupie Doll, will be making his career debut for trainer William “Buff” Bradley. […]

Continue reading
Cruce Entre Campeones: Songbird Sería Servida Por Arrogate En 2018

De acuerdo a un reportaje publicado en Thoroughbred Daily News, la campeona Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) sería servida por el campeón y Caballo del Año 2016 Arrogate durante la temporada de monta de 2018. Mandy Pope, quien adquirió a Songbird el pasado 6 de Noviembre en la subasta selecta de Fasig-Tipton por $9,500,000, dio la noticia. […]

Continue reading
‘The Best To The Best’: Songbird To Be Bred To Arrogate In 2018

Two-time Eclipse champion Songbird will be bred to fellow champion and world’s richest racehorse, Arrogate in 2018, according to a report in the Thoroughbred Daily News. Mandy Pope, who recently purchased Songbird at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, told the TDN, “We went over this for a good three days with Wayne Sweezey and other advisors and looked at […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram