Mairzy Doates

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This article is about the horse. For the song, see Mairzy Doats.
Mairzy Doates
Sire Nodouble
Grandsire Noholme
Dam Avalanche Lily
Damsire T. V. Lark
Sex Mare
Foaled 1976
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Preston W. Madden
Owner Arno D. Schefler
Trainer Horatio Luro
Record 33: 12-5-4
Earnings US$740,573
Major wins
Yerba Buena Handicap (1980, 1981)
La Prevoyante Handicap (1981)
Matchmaker Handicap (1981)
New York Handicap (1981)
Japan Cup (1981)
Mairzy Doates Handicap at Calder Race Course
Last updated on May 22, 2010

Mairzy Doates (foaled 1976 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. She was owned by New York City art dealer Arno D. Schefler who bought her as a weanling from breeder Preston W. Madden. Schefler named her for the novelty song "Mairzy Doats" made popular in a 1943 recording by bandleader Al Trace.

Trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Horatio Luro, in 1981, Mairzy Doates competed successfully at racetracks in Florida, California and New York before going to Tokyo, Japan in November where she beat an international field to win the inaugural Japan Cup in course-record time.