03/22/2016 9:18AM

Havre de Grace has Tapit foal

Barbara D. Livingston
Havre de Grace delivered her third foal, a filly by Tapit, on Saturday night.

Horse of the Year Havre de Grace delivered her third foal, a filly by two-time leading sire Tapit, on Saturday night at Timber Town Farm near Lexington, Ky.

The mare is boarded at Wayne and Cathy Sweezey’s facility for owner Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm. The mare delivered her first foal, a Tapit filly now named Heavenly Grace, in 2014 and had a War Front colt last year.

Havre de Grace earned Horse of the Year honors in 2011, when she became just the second female to win the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. In all, she won seven stakes, with additional Grade 1 triumphs in the Apple Blossom Handicap and Beldame Stakes. She retired with nine wins from 16 starts for earnings of $2,586,175. After her career, she was purchased by Pope for $10 million out of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall select mixed sale.

Havre de Grace, from the only crop of Saint Liam, is out of a half-sister to four graded stakes producers, including the dams of Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and Grade 1 winner Riskaverse. It is the family of champion Plugged Nickle and Grade 1 winners Christiecat and Sauce Boat.

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Amy Burgunder 4 months ago
@Christy Rothwell
I agree completely that the gene pool is being limited. However, mares like Havre de Grace and Zenyatta are far too valuable for their owners to risk shipping them overseas for any length of time. 
Christy Rothwell More than 1 year ago
Doesn't am\nybody else understand what's happening with such huge books going to War Front & Tapit? The gene pool is being severely limited because of the favoritism for certain studs. Personally, I'd like to see Havre de Grace, Zenyatta & the like sent over to Europe for breedeing to some other top stallions that will bring in some much needed new genes. Would also probably be worth it to consider Australia for a few sires. We're already seeing an unforseen problem - had anybody noticed the increasing frequency of ridglings? Also the growing number of horses that have knees that are cut & tied - this is a problem that very regularly to breakdowns & deaths. Just some thoughts. Hope somebody will consider the ideas.