A sensational career on and off the track
Marsha, the former Nunthorpe winner, has sadly passed away at the age of ten. The racehorse made headlines back in December 2017 when she was sold for a staggering £6million as a broodmare, breaking European records. Not only was she a sensation in the sales ring, but Marsha was also a force to be reckoned with on the racecourse, winning over £650,000 for owners Elite Racing Club in 18 races.
Victories and accolades
Marsha's most memorable victories include winning the Prix de l'Abbaye in October 2016 and claiming the York blockbuster in August of the following year. Trained by Sir Mark Prescott, she achieved Listed success at Ayr and York and finished second to Battaash in the Abbaye crown defense. Her final race was the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint in November 2017, where she finished sixth.
A record-breaking sale
The sales ring proved to be Marsha's biggest payday, with Coolmore's MV Magnier purchasing her for a staggering 6,000,000 guineas. Immediately after the purchase, Magnier described her as 'something very special'.
Devastating news and tributes
Elite Racing Club manager Dan Downie confirmed Marsha's passing and expressed his devastation. He stated, "She gave us some amazing days, and we'll never forget her. We hoped she'd go on and enjoy a long and successful career as a broodmare, but that's been cut short, which is tragic."
Punters paid tribute to Marsha as news of her death spread. One person wrote, "This is terrible news. A wildly talented sprinter," while another posted, "Heard the rumor, very sad. Legend for us all."