Whisper Hill Farm

$5.2M F-T Sales Topper Betterbetterbetter Produces Filly by War Front

Whisper Hill Farm’s Betterbetterbetter (Galileo – Jude, by Darshaan) produced a bay filly at Timber Town Farm near Lexington.  Foaled at around 9:00 pm on January 16, the filly is the first foal for Betterbetterbetter and is by top sire War Front.  According to Wayne Sweezey, who owns Timber Town with his wife Cathy, both […]

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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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Havre de Grace: a cool $10 mil

Reigning Horse of the Year Havre De Grace lit up the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Sale ring Monday night, with an international array of bidders driving her hammer price up to a cool $10 million – the third-highest amount ever paid for a broodmare or broodmare prospect. The daughter of Saint Liam out of Easter Bunnette, by […]

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