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Marju horse.jpg
Sire Last Tycoon
Grandsire Try My Best
Dam Flame of Tara
Damsire Artaius
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1988
Country Ireland
Colour Brown
Breeder Kilcarn Stud
Owner Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Trainer John L. Dunlop
Record 7: 3-1-0
Earnings $471,029
Major wins
Craven Stakes (1991)
St. James's Palace Stakes (1991)
Last updated on 17 October 2007

Marju (Chinese: 馬足; 12 March 1988 – 11 October 2016) was a Thoroughbred racehorse and sire.


Marju was a dark bay or brown horse bred by Kilcarn Stud and owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum. He was sired by Last Tycoon out of Flame of Tara. He was a half-brother to Group One winner Salsabil.

Racing career[edit]

Trained by John Dunlop, Marju raced 7 times during his career and was ridden by Willie Carson each time. He won 3 races including the Craven Stakes and the St. James's Palace Stakes, as well as finishing second to Generous in the 1991 Epsom Derby. He won a total prize money of £282,640.

Stud record[edit]

Retired to stud duty, Marju sired a number of stakes winners including the filly Soviet Song and the noted Hong Kong runners Viva Pataca and Indigenous.[1] He is the damsire of Ramonti. Marju died at his owner's Derrinstown Stud in Ireland in October 2016.[2] After his death, the last crop Japanese horse Satono Crown honored Hong Kong Vase.