June 20, 2024


Ramon Dominguez and Havre de Grace

Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the 12 months and a record-environment broodmare prospect at auction, died Sunday thanks to complications following foaling, Thoroughbred Every day News studies.

Wayne Sweezey of Timber Town Stable, where by the 16-calendar year-outdated daughter of Saint Liam was boarded, verified to the TDN that the mare hemorrhaged various moments soon after providing a colt by Into Mischief on Friday afternoon, and she succumbed in the early hrs on Sunday.

Havre de Grace was owned by the Whisper Hill Farm operation of Mandy Pope, who was in attendance for the foaling, and the aftermath.

Havre de Grace gained nine of 16 starts off for the duration of her on-keep track of vocation, earning $2,586,175 for operator Fox Hill Farm and trainer Larry Jones.

She commenced to scrape countrywide prominence in the course of her 3-calendar year-outdated season, when she received the Quality 2 Cotillion Stakes and concluded 3rd in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Common at Churchill Downs.

Havre de Grace then took centre stage at age 4, with a marketing campaign that incorporated early-time scores in the G1 Apple Blossom Handicap, and the G3 Azeri Stakes and Obeah Stakes. She then stared down male competitiveness for the 1st time in the G1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Program, exactly where she sat a individual vacation underneath jockey Ramon Dominguez and won by 1 1/4 lengths.


The filly’s slide marketing campaign an 8 1/4-duration drubbing in the G1 Beldame Invitational Stakes in her return to feminine competition, then she went again into open firm for that year’s Breeders’ Cup Vintage at Churchill Downs, where she completed fourth to Drosselmeyer.

At the close of the year, Havre de Grace was honored with the Eclipse Awards for Horse of the Year and champion more mature feminine.

Havre de Grace raced 1 much more time at age five, defeating an overmatched industry in the listed New Orleans Ladies Typical Stakes at the Truthful Grounds in advance of staying retired because of to damage.

She was then cataloged in the 2012 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, in which Pope secured the mare for $10 million, which was a world-history value for a broodmare prospect.

All 5 of Havre de Grace’s foals to race are winners, led by Swish Princess, a daughter of Tapit who won the Grade 3 Molly Pitcher Stakes in 2021. Prior to her final colt by Into Mischief, Havre de Grace’s youngest foal was a 2-calendar year-aged Justify colt who is yet to be named.

TDN confirmed that a nurse mare has presently been found for Havre de Grace’s foal, and that he has recognized her. Havre de Grace will be cremated, and a portion of her ashes will be spread at Timber Town.

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