Mandy Pope

Breeders’ Cup Winner Unrivaled Belle Brings $3.8M On Day 2 Of Keeneland November Sale

The bullish market continued Wednesday at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale with eight million-dollar-plus sales, topped by the $3.8 million paid by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm for 2010 G1 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic winner and millionaire Unrivaled Belle, in foal to leading sire Tapit. The purchase price for Unrivaled Belle is the highest for […]

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Keeneland System For Reserve Bids Designed With Checks And Balances

When the first colt out of multiple Eclipse champion Havre de Grace failed to sell this week for a final bid of $1.9 million at Keeneland September due to an erroneous reserve, many observers wondered where in the sale process such a costly error might have occurred. Breeder Mandy Pope told media on Tuesday that […]

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‘I Was Distraught’: Havre De Grace Yearling ‘Still For Sale’ After Seven-Figure Reserve Mix-Up

The highly-anticipated sale of the first colt out of Horse of the Year Havre De Grace at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale did not go as planned on Tuesday for breeder Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm and consignor Timber Town Stables. The hammer dropped on the son of War Front at $1.9 million, which would […]

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Pope Goes To $1.45 Million For Medaglia D’Oro Filly At Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

Fasig-Tipton concluded its two-day Saratoga Sale of selected yearlings with decreased economic indicators from last year despite two seven-figure sales. Total receipts of $45,570,000 were down 2.5 percent from 2015, while the average price of $292,115 fell 9.4 percent. The median price of $237,500 was down 5 percent from last year. The rate of reserves not attained […]

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Champion Groupie Doll Delivers First Foal

The Blood-Horse reported Saturday that champion female sprinter Groupie Doll delivered her first foal on March 5, a week before her March 11 due date. The foal, a son of Tapit, is currently recovering well at Rood & Riddle Animal Hospital after initially being too weak to stand or nurse. “Ms. Pope has chosen to […]

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ESPN’s ‘In the Gate’ Podcast Features Owner/Breeder Mandy Pope

On the latest edition of ESPN’s ‘In the Gate’ podcast, owner-breeder Mandy Pope stops by to discuss her growing roster of superstar broodmares, including two-time Eclipse champion, Groupie Doll. In the Gate podcast

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Thanks for the Memories: Groupie Doll Departs Gulfstream to Begin Broodmare Career

Groupie Doll, who finished off her brilliant career with a spectacular seven-length victory in Sunday’s $200,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at Gulfstream Park, was boarded on a van bound for Ocala just before 10:30 Wednesday morning. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning champion, who is scheduled to be prepared at GoldMark Farm for her new career as a […]

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Photo: Havre de Grace Filly Enjoys Kentucky Snow

The filly born to 2011 Havre de Grace over the weekend enjoyed the snow in her Kentucky paddock this week, according to Timber Town Farm. Havre de Grace delivered the Tapit daughter with no complications just after midnight on Feb. 7, to the delight of Whisper Hill Farm owner Mandy Pope. Havre de Grace was […]

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Bloodlines presented by VTA Stallion Season Auction: A Rare Doll

As we saw in her bold finish of the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream, Groupie Doll has all the requirements of a racehorse. She is fast, game, and focused. When asked for her best, she gives it, and Groupie Doll has a lot to give. The Hurricane Bertie was probably the final race […]

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