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Ellie head shot

1997 15.3h Brown Thoroughbred Mare
JC #974
AQHA #T0548408

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Ellie is the sweetest mare you could ask for. She is easy to handle, easy to breed and carries a royal pedigree. She proved herself on the track with Equibase earnings of $39,648 and since retiring, has proven herself a wonderful broodmare and excellent mother. She has had a few Appendix QH foals who have all inherited her amazing disposition, athleticism and speed. Ellie has very correct conformation, a huge stride and very elegant movement which she passes on consistently.


During Ellie's racing career she unfortunately sustained a slab fracture to her right knee and so has been a broodmare only for me. She's such a gorgeous mover I always wished I could have ridden her but I did not want to aggravate that injury. Her foals are all friendly, athletic and very willing workers. They seem to inherit her height, all possessing her long legs and beautiful movement.


Ellie is in foal to Cracker for a 2017 foal. I cannot wait to see what she has!



Ellie's pedigree is full of racing's royalty. A daughter of the multiple stakes producing Petersburg x Danzig, and out of a daughter of Steel Emperor x Damascus... it just keeps getting better!

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Petersburg: 16-1-1-2 $30,875, sired 20 Stakes winners earning over $2.8M including 2002 Horse of the Year and world record setter, Sabertooth.

 Danzig: 3-3-0-0 $32,400, sired earners of $101M including 188 Stakes winners, 107 Graded Stakes winners and 10 Champions.

Am Capable: 28-12-6-5 $410,733, produced earners of over $626,000

Northern Dancer: 18-14-2-2 $580,806, sired 146 Stakes winners, 26 Champions, 1963 Champion 2yo in Canada, 1964 Champion 3yo in the USA and Canada, Canadian Horse of the Year, 1971 and 1977 Leading sire in the USA, 1970, 1977, 1983 and 1984 Leading sire in Great Britain, 1991 Leading broodmare sire

Pas De Nom: 42-9-8-10 $121,741, produced earners of over $97,000

Ice Capade: 32-13-6-1 $256,468, multiple Graded Stakes winner, sired 73 Stakes winners including the $2.7M earner and Horse of the Year Izvestia

Am Reasonable: 51-9-4-6 $46,243, produced earners of over $783,000

Nearctic: 47-21-5-3 $152,384

Natalma: 7-3-0-2 $16,015, produced multiple Stakes winners, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Admirals Voyage: 52-12-10-11 $455,879

Petitioner: 10-1-2-0 $4,200

Nearctic: 47-21-5-3 $152,384

Shenanigans: 22-3-1-6 $18,120, 1975 Broodmare of the Year

Turn to Reason: 54-9-7-7 $140,754





Steel Emperor: sired earners of over $374,000, best known as a sire of Dressage and Sport Horses

Buberry: 34-4-3-2 $11,084

Damascus: 32-21-7-3 $1,176,781, 1974 Hall of Fame, 1967 Horse of the Year, 1967 Champion 3yo Colt, multiple Graded Stakes winner, sired 72 Stakes winners

Queen Empress: 33-15-10-4 $431,428, 1964 Champion 2yo Filly, produced winners of over $351,000

Bupers: 61-7-6-11 $221,688

Findelen: 8-0-0-1 $425

Sword Dancer: 39-15-7-4 $829,610, 1959 Horse of the Year and Champion 3yo, 1977 Hall of Fame

Kerala: 1967 Broodmare of the Year and dam of 1967 Horse of the Year, Damascus

Bold Ruler: 33-23-4-2 $764,204, 1957 Horse of the Year and Champion 3yo Colt, 1958 Champion Sprinter, 1963-69 and 1973 Leading sire by earnings, 1973 Hall of Fame, sired 82 Stakes winners

Irish Jay: 15-7-4-0 $216,075, Grade 1 winner, set a new track record at Belmont: 5f in 0:58 flat

Double Jay: 48-17-9-9 $299,005, 1946 Champion 2yo Colt, 1971, 1975, 1977 and 1981 Leading broodmare sire

Busanda: 65-10-5-13 $182,460

War Relic: 20-9-4-2 $89,495

Ellendale: 25-7-6-3 $22,960



Ellieburg Petersburg Danzig Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Natalma Native Dancer
Pas de Nom Admirals Voyage Crafty Admiral
Olympia Lou
Petitioner Petition
Steady Aim
Am Capable IceCapade Nearctic Nearco
Lady Angela
Shenanigans Native Dancer
Bold Irish
Am Reasonable Turn To Reason Hail To Reason
Ampart Uncle Miltie
Ellie Steel Steel Emperor Damascus Sword Dancer Sunglow
Highland Fling
Kerala My Babu
Blade of Time
Queen Empress Bold Ruler Nasrullah
Miss Disco
Irish Jay Double Jay
Irish Witch
Buberry Bupers Double Jay Balladier
Busanda War Admiral
Findelen War Relic Man O War
Friars Carse
Ellendale Bimelech
The Sward
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