Son of Briartic - Windsong Maria, by Exclusive Bidder | 1997 Horse -
Leading Washington bred who won at all distances
Yes, it’s spelled differently, but he was named after the bourbon whiskey. Washington bred Makors Mark was a leading race horse at Emerald Downs, and no wonder. He won sprints and routes, no less than 11 of his 29 races, and he hit the board in nearly half of them. A sprinter until well into his three year old campaign, he lengthened out to prevail in the 1 1/16 mile Washington Owners Handicap and the 1 1/8 mile British Columbia Derby (G2) at Hastings.
The following summer he won the 1 mile Emerald Handicap, the 1 1/16 mile Mount Ranier Breeders’ Cup Handicap and the 1 1/16 Washington Championship Handicap. Following a sprint victory in August 2002, he traveled to Keeneland where he competed at 6 furlongs against Xtra Heat in the 2002 Phoenix Breeders’ Cup Handicap, the oldest stakes race in America. In all, he earned $430,753.
Retired to stud in his home state in 2004, Makors Mark stood at Leckbee Thoroughbred Farm in Washington until 2009 when he was generously donated to Old Friends by J. R. Leckbee. Outgoing and always curious to know what’s up, the good-looking chestnut enjoys playing host, carrot-guzzler, and life of the party.
Modified On: 12/4/2012
MAKORS MARK's Info:
Bred in WA by Nina L. Egbert. Foaled Feb. 18, 1997
29 Starts, 11 Wins, 0 Places, 3 Shows. Career Earnings: $430,753
Trainers: Grant T. Forster
Biggest wins: British Columbia Derby (G2) at Hastings Park in 2000, Washington Owners' BCH at Emerald Downs 2001, Washington Championship S at Emerald Downs 2001
Other notable races: Seattle Slew S at Emerald Downs in 2000 came in 2nd but placed 1st through disqualification, 3rd in the Fifth Season H (G3) at Oaklawn 2003, 3rd Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs 2001, 3rd Tacoma H at Emerald Downs 2000
Usually a sprinter, but won at distances ranging from 6 furlongs to 1 1/8 mile
Joined Old Friends: Spring 2009