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Havre de Grace (Saint Liam) and jockey Ramon Dominguez win the Gr I Beldame at Belmont Park 10/1/11

Havre De Grace: set a new world record when selling for $10 million

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Pricey purchases deliver first foals a day apart

HORSE of the Year Havre De Grace and her studmate Plum Pretty have both delivered their first foals at Timber Town Farm in Kentucky.

Timber Town owner Wayne Sweezey reported that both foalings had gone smoothly.

Havre De Grace, a daughter of Saint Liam bought by Whisper Hill Farm's Mandy Pope for a record $10 million at Fasig-Tipton in 2012, gave birth to a Tapit filly shortly after midnight on Friday, a day after dual Grade 1 winner Plum Pretty, purchased for $4.2m at Keeneland, delivered her Distorted Humor colt.

"Both foals were large, and I'm happy to say that they are both beautifully made," said Sweezey, who owns Timber Town with his wife Cathy. "The mares foaled without any problems, and owner Mandy Pope is over the moon."

Pope only just missed the births having spent several nights at Timber Town to watch some of her other mares foaling, but had returned to Florida ahead of her latest big-money purchase, $3.1m buy Grou pie Doll, lining up for her final start in Sunday's Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

After the race the daughter of Bowman's Band will be covered by Tapit, while Havre De Grace and Plum Pretty visit War Front.

 

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