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Sire Bull Lea
Dam Mar-Kell
Grandsire Bull Dog
Damsire Blenheim II
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1949
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Calumet Farm
Owner Calumet Farms
Trainer Ben A. Jones & Horace A. Jones
Record 40: 14-2-4
Earnings $581,910
Mark-Ye-Well is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Mar-Kell by Bull Lea. He was born around 1949 in the United States, and was bred by Calumet Farm.
Major wins
Arlington Classic (1952)
American Derby (1952)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1952)
San Fernando Stakes (1953)
Santa Anita Handicap (1953)
Santa Anita Maturity (1953)
San Antonio Handicap (1954)
San Marcos Handicap (1954)
Laurance Armour Memorial Handicap (1955)
Stars and Stripes Handicap (1955)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Mark-Ye-Well (1949-1970) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by Calumet Farm, he was sired by their five-time North American Champion Sire, Bull Lea. Mark-Ye-Well was out of Mar-Kell, the Calumet Farm's excellent racing mare who was the 1943 American Champion Older Female Horse.

Trained by the father and son team of Ben and Jimmy Jones, Mark-Ye-Well was ridden by Eddie Arcaro in most all of his major races. At age two, the colt had to be taken out of training as a result of a stifle joint problem and did not return to racing until February 1952. Brought back slowly, the then three-year-old colt did not compete in any of the 1952 U.S. Triple Crown races, but by mid-year had developed into one of the top runners in his age group in the United States, winning important races such as the Arlington Classic, American Derby, and the Lawrence Realization Stakes.

Mark-Ye-Well was sent to race in California in 1953 where he won the Santa Anita Maturity, the San Fernando Stakes, and the State's richest and most important race, the Santa Anita Handicap. His win in the Santa Anita Handicap was the first for Calumet Farm after three previous tries. He then was sent to compete in the Eastern United States but developed a quarter crack that hampered his performance.

Sent back to start the 1954 racing season in California, the five-year-old Mark-Ye-Well won the San Antonio and San Marcos Handicaps. At Chicago's Arlington Park he won the Stars and Stripes Handicap and the Laurance Armour Memorial Handicap.

He was retired to stud duty at Calumet Farm beginning with the 1956 season. Less than successful, Mark-Ye-Well sired only three stakes winners until being sold to breeders in Scandinavia.


[[Category:1949 racehorse births]]


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