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Machmer Hall

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  • Owner(s): Carrie and Craig Brogden and Sandy Willwerth
  • Born: Carrie, 1973 in Virginia; Craig, 1976, Australia; Sandy Willwerth, 1947, New York
  • Residence: Paris, Ky. ... Machmer Hall in named after a building that honors Carrie's great-grandfather who was once Dean of the University of Massachusetts
  • Family: Carrie and Craig are husband and wife; Sandy Willwerth is Carrie's mother
  • Education: Sandy Willwerth is a vet who graduated from Michigan State; Carrie has a degree in psychology and biology from James Madison University in Va.; Craig has a finance degree from college in Australia
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  • Breeding/Racing Operation:

    Machmer Hall was established in 2001 and now boards approximately 60 broodmares, some belonging to the farm, some for outside clients. Among them is the dam of Meadow Breeze, along with siblings to Breeders’ Cup runners Stream Cat ('05 Juvenile, eighth), Miss Dominique ('94 Distaff, third), and Dream Supreme ('00 Sprint, sixth) ... Bred Premium Tap in a foal-sharing arrangement with Will Farish. Have since given Premium Red, his dam, to Ken Clark of Louisiana ... Purchased the half-sister to Smarty Jones, Be Happy My Love, off the racetrack when the future classic winner was a 2-year-old, and in partnership with Airdrie Stud, sold her at the Keeneland November sale in 2004 for $360,000 ... Carrie Brogden also raced You Glitter Girl, winner of the Sara's Success Stakes (Calder) in 2005 ... Machmer Hall also is the breeder of 2006 Winnipeg Futurity winner First Cavalry … The operation currently has about a dozen fillies on the track, all owned in partnership

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