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Sire Blenheim
Dam Nellie Flag
Grandsire Blandford
Damsire American Flag
Gender Filly
Foaled 1939
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Calumet Farm
Owner Calumet Farm
Trainer Ben A. Jones
Record 53: 17-17-3
Earnings US$84,365
Mar-Kell is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nellie Flag by Blenheim. She was born around 1939 in the United States, and was bred by Calumet Farm.
Major wins
Spinaway Stakes (1941)
Beldame Handicap (1943)
Top Flight Handicap (1943)
American Champion Older Female Horse (1943)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Mar-Kell (1939-1966) was an American Champion Thoroughbred filly racehorse. Her dam was the 1934 American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly, Nellie Flag, and her sire was the 1930 Epsom Derby winner Blenheim who had been imported to the United States in 1937 by a syndicate which included Mar-Kell's breeder, Calumet Farm.

Bred in Kentucky, Calumet Farm raced Mar-Kell for four years from age two through five. Trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Ben Jones, as a four-year-old, Mar-Kell's 1943 performances earned her American Champion Older Female Horse honors.

Retired to broodmare duty, of her offspring her best known is the Calumet runner, Mark-Ye-Well. Foaled in 1949, the colt's multiple wins in important stakes races include the Arlington Classic, American Derby, Lawrence Realization Stakes, and the Santa Anita Handicap.

Mar-Kell died in 1966 at age twenty-seven and was buried in the equine cemetery at Calumet Farm.



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