broodmare

noun
brood·​mare | \ ˈbrüd-ˌmer How to pronounce broodmare (audio) \

Definition of broodmare

: a mare kept for breeding

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Retired in October to the Lexington, Ky., farm of owner Don Alberto Stables to begin career as a broodmare. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Where are they now from Del Mar," 1 Aug. 2019 Secretariat went on to a successful career as a stallion, but like many of the other Triple Crown winners, produced better broodmares than colts. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Secretariat and Citation top Triple Crown rankings," 9 June 2018 SF Bloodstock purchases stallions, or shares in them, and broodmares, and sells yearlings at auctions, according to the Times. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Report: George Soros is a secret part-owner of Belmont hopeful Justify," 7 June 2018 Sired by the late Florida Derby winner Scat Daddy and out of the 2016 Kentucky broodmare of the year, Leslie's Lady, Mendelssohn was born at Clarkland Farm in Kentucky in 2015. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Mendelssohn tuning up to end Europe's Kentucky Derby drought," 4 May 2018 Count Glennwood, with its 400 acres and 20-30 broodmares, among the smallish farms where the mirth of having a horse in the Derby is tinged with condolence. Chuck Culpepper, chicagotribune.com, "Scat Daddy, sire who died in 2015, dominates Kentucky Derby field in 2018," 5 May 2018 She was retired after the Breeders' Cup by trainer John Sadler and sold by former owners Kosta and Pete Hronis to become a broodmare. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Gun Runner is a welcome presence at this year's Pegasus World Cup," 26 Jan. 2018 Forever Unbridled was bred by Fipke himself, who bought her mother, Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever, at a broodmare sale in Keeneland, Kentucky in 2007 for $2.5 million. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "The mare bred by a diamond hunter trying to make racing history," 30 Mar. 2018 Zenyatta's success as a broodmare has not yet panned out. Eric Sondheimer, latimes.com, "Zenyatta is no longer racing but will never be forgotten," 9 Feb. 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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