Market Booster, an Irish and German champion, has been retired as a broodmare by her owner, Elizabeth Moran, who owns Brushwood Farm near Malvern, Pa. The 21-year-old Green Dancer mare foaled a Bernstein filly March. 6.
A Kentucky-bred, Market Booster proved highly durable racing as a homebred for Walter Haefner’s Moyglare Stud Farm. She won or placed in 22 of 46 races and earned $821,214.
Market Booster placed in the two Irish filly classics in 1992 and was a champion in Ireland and Germany at 4 in 1993. She contested the 1993 Ciga Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) but finished unplaced.
Market Booster also excelled in North America. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, she won the Long Island (gr. IIT) and Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIIT) Handicaps in New York, and the Bewitch (gr. IIIT) and Dowager Stakes at Keeneland, setting a course record in the Dowager. She also placed in a half-dozen stakes.
Moran bought Market Booster through Eaton Sales, agent, for $1.3 million at the 1997 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. In foal to Gone West, Market Booster was carrying her second offspring. From that Gone West mating, Market Booster produced a colt, which sold for $2.5 million at the 1999 Keeneland July yearling sale.
Market Booster is the dam of eight foals. Three are winners, including stakes-placed Mustaneer.
Market Booster’s first foal, Gloriously Bright, is the granddam of 2009 stakes winner Seattle Ruler.
Market Booster, out of the Super Concorde mare Final Figure, will share her time with Moran’s fellow pensioned mares Forest Flower and La Affirmed.