03/22/2016 8:18AM

Havre de Grace has Tapit foal

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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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