Cast Your Vote for MarketWatch Broodmare of the Year

Competition for MarketWatch Broodmare of the Year is always fierce, and 2012’s contest is no exception. Contenders include the dam of a dual classic winner; the mare that foaled 2012’s Horse of the Year; several producers of last year’s Eclipse champions; the dams of a few multi-millionaires; and even multiple grade I producers.

Easter Bunnette (dam of Havre de Grace) won a year ago and Vertigineux (dam of Zenyatta) in 2011. Both were dams of the reigning Horse of the Year; will voters choose 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan’s dam Lisa Danielle in the online poll?

Or perhaps Delta Princess has the edge as the dam of champion older mare Royal Delta—in recent years, after all, the reader survey has rewarded dams of top racemares.

Read the biographies of 2012’s most prominent producers and decide for yourself which one deserves the Broodmare of the Year title. The following pages include 10 profiles, and last year’s nominee Oatsee returns as a contender; her profile is available on the MarketWatch blog. When you’ve determined the mare who’s earned the honor, make sure to vote online.

Profiles this year include:

  • Arch's Gal Edith, by Eric Mitchell
  • Arlucea, by Scot T. Gillies
  • Delta Princess, by Anne Peters
  • Don't Trick Her, by Avalyn Hunter
  • Leslie's Lady, by Evan Hammonds
  • Lisa Danielle, by Debbie Tuska
  • Memories of Silver, by Alan Porter
  • Mining My Own, by Christine Wittmer
  • More Than Pretty, by Ian Tapp
  • Oatsee, by Ian Tapp
  • Tizso, by Tom Hall

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 15.

Download the free report today:  MarketWatch Broodmare of the Year


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Very accomplished group you offer, and all are deserving of recognition. Of those listed, I chose Arlucea as the #1 using the following criteria:

Temporality/level of talent of 2012 runners, total body of "work", opportunity (relative merit(s) of sires of 2012 runners), consideration of overall pedigree (and its recent produce), since this bears on the luck vs true merit angle. So, the stallion, E Dubai, was a factor, as was the highly talented, Izarra, and aside from the family's other more obvious strengths, there was the promising, Patriot's Pass. That said, I think you may have forgotten to include what is, perhaps, the best broodmare alive-MATLACHA PASS (dam of Point Of Entry, Pine Island, etc.).  

22 Mar 2013 3:43 PM
Criminal Type

Speaking of Broodmares, Shouldn't Zenyatta have had her Tapit foal my now ? Her FB page posted March 11 said any day now. That was 11 days ago and nothing. I sure hope everything is OK.

23 Mar 2013 4:59 PM

I thought Z13 was due on the 21st.  

24 Mar 2013 10:19 PM

Zenny didn't foal until March 8th last year. It's about 5-6 weeks after that date that she would have been bred back, at the earliest. I don't believe she was due until the first week of April.

27 Mar 2013 5:16 PM
Criminal Type

Kitty, Could be that she isn't due until April,  I was just repeating what her Facebook page said. While we wait for Zenyatta to reveal her newest project, Local news and Sagamore Farm's facebook page is reporting 2010 Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Shared Account has delivered her first foal, a healthy bay Bernardini colt. There are a couple photos up on their FB page. He's a of lovely foal. Congrats to Sagamore on all their new babies.

28 Mar 2013 7:06 AM
Criminal Type

Word is Zenyatta gave birth to her Tapit Filly late last night or early this morning.

28 Mar 2013 7:17 AM
Pedigree Ann

Good thing you didn't ask me to write a mare biography this year. I am currently on my fourth antibiotic for a sinus infection and my brain has been on half-pay for quite a while now. That plus the crushing blow from the death of my one and only broodmare with her foal in February, leaving me disinclined to think about mares for a few weeks.

Scot's reply: Anne, I was heartbroken for you when I heard of your loss. I'm sorry you had to suffer one of the saddest breeding experiences.
29 Mar 2013 12:04 PM
Mookie's Hero

Someone mentioned that Afleeting Lady was deserving of broodmare of the year ( I believe this was Ray Paulick). Maybe this is for 2013/2014.

Something to consider anyway. Great list and deserving winner. And the most beautiful name.

Mookie's Hero

21 Apr 2013 10:53 PM

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