01/17/2014 11:57AM

Betterbetterbetter produces first foal at Timber Town


Betterbetterbetter, who Mandy Pope purchased for a sale-topping $5.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale, delivered a War Front filly Thursday night at Timber Town Stable near Lexington, Ky.

The filly is the first foal out of the 5-year-old Galileo mare, who is booked back to popular Claiborne Farm sire War Front for 2014.

“She is a lovely individual, good bone, very balanced and typical of War Front, all bay with a white star” said T. Wayne Sweezey, who owns Timber Town with his wife, Cathy.  “We are very pleased.”

A Group 3-placed winner, Betterbetterbetter is out of the unplaced Darshaan mare Jude, whose seven winners from eight foals to race include Irish 1000 Guineas winner, Yesterday, Group  1 winner Quarter Moon, Group 1-placed All My Loving, Group 2-placed Hold Me Love Me, and stakes-placed Magicalmysterytour. She is from the family of Group 1 winners Allegretto, Alborada, Albanova, and Aussie Rules, as well as Group 2 winners Thomas Chippendale, Last Second, and Midas Touch, the last a Kentucky sire.

Betterbetterbetter is one of three high-priced mares boarded at Timber Town for Pope, all expecting their first foals this season. Horse of the Year Havre de Grace ($10 million purchase, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky) is in foal to Tapit, while Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty ($4.2 million purchase, Keeneland November) is in foal to Distorted Humor.