Mandy Pope

Fernando: Trading Bloodlines Across the Pond

The top-seller at the Fasig-Tipton November sale may be evidence of North American breeders’ renewed interest in European bloodlines, as opined by Sid Fernando recently. Betterbetterbetter, by Europe’s leading stallion Gailileo out of Jude (GB) brought a top price of $5.2 million when American Mandy Pope outbid several European bidders for the mare in foal to […]

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Retirement on Hold: Groupie Doll to Stay in Training With Bradley

Whisper Hill Farm’s newly-acquired reigning Eclipse Award Champion Groupie Doll is now being pointed for the Cigar Mile-G1, to be run Nov 30th at Aqueduct. “When I purchased Groupie Doll,” said Mandy Pope who made the successful bid for the champion at Keeneland on Wednesday, “my sole intention was for her to be retired and […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Sometimes, the Hammer Falls Softly

If the first few days of the season’s November breeding stock sales demonstrated anything (besides an economic revival for the industry), it was that racing, and even auctions, are not all about dollars and cents. When 5-year-old Groupie Doll, sporting a sticker reading “Hip 350” left the barns at Keeneland on Wednesday, she was accompanied […]

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‘Mind Boggling’ 24 Million-Dollar-Plus Mares Boost FT November Sale

“The statistics are, frankly, mind-boggling.” So said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning at the end of Monday night’s November Sale at the company’s auction pavilion in Lexington, Ky. There were no individual prices to match the record $14 million Better Than Honour brought at this sale in 2008 or even the $10 million Horse of the […]

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KY Oaks winner Plum Pretty brings $4.2M to kick off Keeneland November

During the 4 1/2 year existence of the Paulick Report, we’ve had many highlights to celebrate. Breaking big news stories, bringing our readers rare access to behind-the-scenes action and overwhelming support from the industry we serve are all things we are very proud of over the years. But nothing quite compares to the rush and […]

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$1.65M Distorted Humor colt leads way as Keeneland September yearling sale begins

Five yearlings commanded seven-figure prices – led by the $1.65 million paid by Shadwell Estate Company for a colt by Distorted Humor – during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The sale-topping colt is the first foal of Juddmonte Spinster (G1) stakes winner Mushka, by Empire Maker. “He has a good pedigree, […]

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