Leading Irish Broodmare Market Slide Dies

Irish Broodmare of the Year was the dam of champion Refuse To Bend.

Moyglare Stud’s Market Slide, an Irish Broodmare of the Year, died a few days ago after recently foaling a Montjeu filly. Market Slide, a graded stakes-place mare by Gulch out of the Grenfall mare Grenzen, was 21.

Market Slide was Ireland’s Broodmare of the Year in 2002 when her son Media Puzzle (by Theatrical) won the Toohey’s New Melbourne Cup Handicap (Aus-I) and another son, Refuse To Bend (by Sadler's Wells), captured the Aga Khan Studs National Stakes (Ire-I) as a 2-year-old. Refuse To Bend distinguished himself further when he won the 2003 Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) and the Desmond Stakes (Ire-III) to become Ireland’s champion 3-year-old miler.

Market Slide also produced two stakes-placed runners including Irish group II performer Domestic Fund.

Market Slide’s youngest foal other than the newborn is a 2-year-old Montjeu colt named Make The News, who is in training in Ireland with Dermot Weld.