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Plum Pretty fetches $4.2 million in sales ring
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PLUM PRETTY STANDS TALL in the sales ring after the gavel came down after she was sold for $4.2 million. - photo by Keeneland photo
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 $1 millionKentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm to top last Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.Plum Pretty was owned by Camden resident John Fort’s Peachtree Stable and was developed in Camden at Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables before being sent to trainer Bob Baffert.Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent for John and Elizabeth Fort, Plum Pretty is a four-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro out of the A.P. Indy mare Liszy. Among the filly’s five wins were victories in the aforementioned Kentucky Oaks, Apple Blossom (G1), Cotillion (G2) and Sunland Park Oaks, for career earnings of more than $1.6 million. “We are trying to obviously upgrade our broodmare band, and make some big adjustments in the quality that we have,” Pope said. “(Plum Pretty) is a fantastic race mare and a very kind mare.