Pope Spends $4.2 Million on Plum Pretty

By Esther Marr, @BH_EMarr   Photo: Keeneland Photo Plum Pretty was purchased for $4.2 million during the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. After spending $10 million on 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace at the Nov. 5 Fasig-Tipton November sale, Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm still wasn’t done Read more »

Fort Larned, Wise Dan Pointed for 2013 Season

By Blood-Horse Staff   Photo: Crawford Ifland Fort Larned   Trainer Ian Wilkes plans to give Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned a break after his taxing effort Nov. 3 and is hoping to return to Santa Anita Park next fall for the 30th World Championships in 2013 . Wilkes made his comments the Read more »

Fort Larned battles to Classic victory

By   Fort Larned rewarded his connections’ faith with a scintillating victory in Saturday’s $4,545,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, holding off a game Mucho Macho Man to score by a half-length on the wire. The Janis R. Whitham homebred gave trainer Ian Wilkes and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. their first Breeders’ Cup wins, Read more »