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Sire Nashua
Dam Emardee
Damsire Heliopolis
Gender Filly
Foaled 1962
Country USA
Color Brown
Breeder Mrs. W. Gilroy
Owner Mrs. W. Gilroy
Trainer Norman R. McLeod
Record 21: 9-6-4
Earnings $317,599
Marshua is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Emardee by Nashua. She was born around 1962 in USA, and was bred by Mrs. W. Gilroy.
Major wins
Selima Stakes (1964)
Schuylerville Stakes (1964)
Gardenia Stakes (1964)
Marguerite Stakes (1964)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1965)
Marshua Stakes at Laurel Park Racecourse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 06, 2010

Marshua (foaled 1962) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse sired by her famous father Nashua out of Emardee, by Heliopolis. Marshua was ranked second in her class of two year-olds. She made 16 starts in 1964 and was in the money 15 times an incredible 94% of the time. The highlight of that season was her victory in the prestigous Selima Stakes at Laurel Park Racecorse in Maryland. Having led all the way around the 1-1/16 mile event, she battled Queen Empress through the stretch to win by a fading neck. Queen Empress was later named champion two year-old filly. In addition to the Selima, Marshua won the Schuylerville Stakes, the Gardenia Stakes and the Marguerite Stakes in her freshman year.

Marshua was bred and owned by Mrs. W. Gilroy. At age three she placed second in the Acorn Stakes and won the filly classic Coaching Club American Oaks. She retired with a record of nine wins, six seconds and four thirds in 21 starts with career earnings of $317,599. [1]

In 1987 Laurel Park Racecourse named a race in her honor, the six furlong Marshua Stakes run annually every winter in February.


  1. Pedigree Online Thoroughbred Database [1]


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