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

Definition of broodmare

: a mare kept for breeding

Examples of broodmare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was immediately pounced on by critics who noted the broodmare implications. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Pope had previously paid $10 million for Horse of the Year Havre de Grace in 2012 at a Fasig-Tipton sale – a world record for a broodmare prospect – before dropping another $4.2 million the following day on Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 3 May 2022 Unless the ownership group changes its mind on this 5-year-old mare, she will be sold, probably to spend time as a broodmare. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2020 The daughter of the Godolphin Arabian, considered ‘Queen of the Turf,’ also gained fame as a broodmare. Baltimore Sun Staff,, 3 Oct. 2020 The son of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was leading sire in 2003 and 2006 and leading broodmare in 2015, according to Bloodhorse. Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, 22 Feb. 2020 Curlin To Mischief is by two-time horse of the year Curlin and out of the mare Leslie’s Lady, a top broodmare. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2019 Retired in October to the Lexington, Ky., farm of owner Don Alberto Stables to begin career as a broodmare. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of broodmare

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Broodmare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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