To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of just some of the great broodmares in British racing over the years. Taking a look back at some of their great moments on the track and then becoming great Mums.
In no particular order, here’s some of the greats over Jumps and on the Flat.
One of the most talented mares Jump racing has ever seen. She transcended the sport, there were highs and there were lows but whichever race she was involved in, it was box office.
A winner of five Grade 1 races in Britain and Ireland including the ultimate for any Jumps racehorse – a Cheltenham Festival winner.
The 2016 Champion Hurdle win was made all the more special after falling at the final fence in the Mares Hurdle the previous year. Redemption.
Since she’s retired in 2017, she gave birth to a beautiful Galileo foal. Here she is her handsome newborn colt one year ago.
Five-time Grade 1 winning Champion & #CheltenhamFestival heroine Annie Power with her second foal, a colt by Galileo born on 11th Feb— Coolmore (@coolmorestud) February 28, 2020
Videobombed by the U S Navy Flag colt out of Argentina!#CoolmoreSires #HomeOfChampions #FoalFriday pic.twitter.com/gelFNPtmlX
When Ouija Board retired, her trainer Ed Dunlop said, “having her outweighs everything, she’s changed my career, she’s changed my life”.
Ouija Board went onto to become a wonderful broodmare. She mothered Australia who went to win the Derby in 2014.
Here’s mother and son – Ouija Board and Australia. So much talent in one photo!
The last filly to win the English Fillies’ Triple Crown; The 1000 Guineas, The Oaks and The St Leger. In its over 200-year history, she is only the ninth horse to achieve the incredible feat.
Here she is completing the Triple Crown at Doncaster
She had everything, speed, stamina and a heart of a lioness. Physically she wasn’t the biggest but her athletic chestnut frame simply glided over the turf.
She went off favourite in every race and no bigger than 2/1. A record of nine races, seven wins. Without doubt one of Sir Henry Cecil’s best ever horses.
There’s so many more great Flat horses across the generations who also became broodmares – Pebbles, Dahlia, Taghrooda, Bosra Sham, Alexandrova, Ramruma.
Who would make your list as the greatest British mares that also became Mothers?