Whisper Hill Farm

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. […]

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Songbird To Mandy Pope For $9.5 Million, Tepin To Magnier For $8 Million At Fasig-Tipton November

Fasig-Tipton concluded its single-session November Sale of breeding stock Monday night with a flurry of seven-figure sales and record gross sales of $74,200,000 and the third most expensive horse of all time in champion Songbird, who brought $9.5 million. Another racing superstar, Tepin, sold for $8 million and was the fourth highest priced ever at the […]

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Las Campeonas Songbird Y Tepin Brillan Con Luz Propia En La Subasta De Noviembre De Fasig-Tipton

Ante un escenario repleto, las campeonas Songbird y Tepin captaron la atención de los presentes y de quienes siguieron vía Internet la subasta de Noviembre de Fasig-Tipton, una venta selecta con piezas de incalculable valor. Songbird, cuatroañera hija de Medaglia d’Oro, campeona, múltiple ganadora selectiva, con 13 primeros y 2 segundos en 15 actuaciones y […]

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Gainesway, Whisper Hill Join Partnership In Belmont Stakes Winner Tapwrit

Antony Beck’s Gainesway and Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and Travers Stakes (G1) contender Tapwrit, the partners announced Aug. 7. Gainesway and Whisper Hill will join Bridlewood, Eclipse, and LaPenta in racing the son of Gainesway’s three-time champion […]

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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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Nicks Goes 5-For-5 With Apprentice Gaffalione At Gulfstream

Trainer Ralph Nicks saddled five horses on Sunday’s 11-race program at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., and all five found their way to the winner’s circle under jockey Tyler Gaffalione. Led by a quartet of 2-year-olds, Nicks captured the fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 11th races – five of the last seven races – with horses […]

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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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From Last to First, Groupie Doll Goes Out a Champ in Hurricane Bertie

Two-time champion Groupie Doll punctuated a brilliant career Sunday at Gulfstream Park with a spectacular last-to-first romp in the $200,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3). Making her 23rd and final start, the popular 6-year-old mare trailed the field by open lengths on the backstretch before circling her six rivals on the far turn and drawing away […]

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First Foals for Eclipse Champion Havre De Grace, Plum Pretty

Whisper Hill Farm’s Havre De Grace (Saint Liam – Easter Bunnette, by Carson City) and Plum Pretty (Medaglia d’Oro – Liszy, by A.P. Indy) 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 […]

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