Marju, Irish Thoroughbred racehorse, Died at 28

Marju was born on March 12, 1988, and died on October 11, 2016.

He was a Thoroughbred racehorse and sire.

He was a dark bay or brown horse bred by Kilcarn Stud and owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum.

Marju was sired by Last Tycoon out of Flame of Tara.

Marju was a half-brother to Group One winner Salsabil.

He was trained by John Dunlop, Marju raced 7 times during his career and was ridden by Willie Carson each time.

Marju 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.

Marju won a total prize money of £282,640.

He 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.

Marju was the damsire of Ramonti.

He died at his owner’s Derrinstown Stud in Ireland.

Marju passed away at 28 years old.