— Owner Rick Porter referring to Havre de Grace
Cross-posted from Thoroughbred Times
Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year, will be entered in the Fasig-Tipton November sale, owner Rick Porter announced on Friday.
The five-year-old Saint Liam mare, who was retired due to an ankle injury after winning her only start this year, could have sold at either Fasig-Tipton or the Keeneland November sale.
“I have decided to enter Havre de Grace in the Fasig Tipton November sale this year,” Porter wrote on his website. “I had been planning on selling her there for some time, and Mark Maronde of Keeneland has tried hard to have me sell her there, but I had committed her to Boyd Browning (of Fasig-Tipton) over a year ago. She is at Taylor Made and doing terrific. She will be a collector’s item for some lucky owner.”
Havre de Grace won five of seven starts in 2011, defeating males in the Woodward Stakes (G1) and also taking the Beldame Invitational Stakes (G1) and Apple Blossom Handicap (G1). The mare retired with six career graded stakes victories and earnings of $2,586,175.
— Horse of the Year Havre de Grace retired with ankle injury; Daily Racing Form; Apr. 25, 2012
— All Hail Havre de Grace, Horse of the Year; Handicapper’s Edge (Brisnet.com); Not dated