MarketWatch's Top Broodmares of 2008

The Blood-Horse MarketWatch releases its top 10 Broodmare of the Year candidates.

Champions of 2008 have been crowned, and the leading sires lauded. Now it’s time to focus on the bottom side of the pedigree, on the year’s outstanding broodmares.

Showcased in the March issue of The Blood-Horse MarketWatch are 10 broodmares the MarketWatch editorial board believes should be leading candidates for a North American Broodmare of the Year title. The nominees were gleaned from a list 1,343 mares that were represented worldwide by a graded or group stakes winner in 2008. Preference was given to mares whose runner(s) won multiple graded stakes. Then the real haggling began. In the end we settled on 10 solid candidates with some regrets about several mares that could not be included.

The editorial board selected five for in-depth profiles — Hasili, Aurora, Justenuffheart, Note Musicale, and Weekend Storm. Detailed statistics of each mare and the five profiles are now available as a FREE download.

When you are finished reading of these mares’ great accomplishments, be sure to vote in the poll below for the mare you think deserves the top honor.