Fans of superhorse Zenyatta rallied for the 13-time grade I winner to take home any and all annual honors—even if by proxy. Vertigineux was the runaway winner of last year’s MarketWatch Broodmare of the Year title as fans of her 2010 Horse-of-the-Year daughter flooded the ballot boxes.
Will Easter Bunnette, dam of reigning champion Havre de Grace, receive similar support this year? Will the broodmare title go to Oatsee, the only dam of a 2011 American classic winner in consideration? Or will it be Tranquility Lake, who leads all 2011 graded stakes-producing dams by Comparable Index? Those mares and seven others were selected as candidates based on stellar 2011 progeny performances and lifetime achievements.
Read through the 10 broodmare profiles on the following pages. Take a look at the data charts below and on page 13. When you have settled on a single mare you believe deserves the leading broodmare award, place your vote on the MarketWatch Blog. Voting closes April 16, 2012. Results will appear in the April issue.
New profiles this year include:
- Magnificient Style, by Alan Porter
- Laurel Delight (GB), by Ann Ferland
- Tranquility Lake, by Eric Mitchell
- Uff-Uff (BRZ), by Avalyn Hunter
- Ava Knowsthecode, by Tom Hall
- Flying Passage, by Christine Wittmer
- Easter Bunnette, by Anne Peters
- Oatsee, by Ian Tapp
- Teaksberry Road, by Scot T. Gillies
- Lady Shirl, by Evan Hammonds
Please enjoy the broodmare profiles presented in the free report and review the associated data charts. When you have settled on a single mare you believe deserves the leading broodmare award, place your vote below—but be aware, the poll closes April 16.
Download the free report today: MarketWatch Broodmare of the Year