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The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:17 am
by tachyon
''Sunday Silence: Racing's Hard Luck Hero'' (Ray Paulick)

Sunday Silence started life with the odds stacked against him. He was still a youngster when his breeder decided to sell him, no one wanted to buy him, and a van accident nearly killed him. But Sunday Silence refused to be beaten. Under the tutelage of legendary trainer Charlie Whittingham, the near-black colt showed another facet of the stubborn resiliency that had characterized his early years. Sunday Silence hated to lose on the racetrack.
Yet, even after he won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, defeating East Coast golden boy Easy Goer, Sunday Silence had to fight for respect..............
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Thus, Sunday Silence was sold to Japan, where he since has become the most successful stallion in history.....


But it seems that Sunday Silence is still fighting.
Hopefully, his offspring around the world will be gathering together to pay tribute to the great racehorse/stallion and fulfill his quest to establish one of the greatest sire-lines of our time, in this thread. :D

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-- video: Sunday Silence (by Mindycrane)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV97ZN9QgkE

I thought that was a wonderful video with beautiful music. But I didn't think this link had ever been brought to this forum.

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:10 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Part of the lore of Sunday Silence: his 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic win over Easy Goer.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... lence-1989

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:03 am
by serenassong
I love this thread, thanks for putting this up- big fan of his and his son, Deep Impact

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:10 pm
by uma_nosuke
see SS 'moving' at Shadai: Successors of Sunday Silence 10/10

http://www.pideo.net/video/nicovideo/4bb4f565e673a1d3/
from 8:48

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:41 am
by racingfan
Silent Name (Adena) is having a MONSTER year in Canada!! He is poised to have a major impact on racing and I would not be shocked if he was moved back to Kentucky. His numbers are incredible when you look at the CI of his mares.....

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:46 am
by serenassong
racingfan wrote:Silent Name (Adena) is having a MONSTER year in Canada!! He is poised to have a major impact on racing and I would not be shocked if he was moved back to Kentucky. His numbers are incredible when you look at the CI of his mares.....


Wow, that is impressive.

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:01 am
by Raven
One af my all time favorite horses!

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:02 am
by tachyon
Heart’s Cry(JPN) became the 24th son of Sunday Silence to sire a Group 1 winner worldwide, when his son Just a Way(JPN) crushed the field in the G1 Tenno Sho Autumn 2000m turf at Tokyo on October 27th.

-- replay of the Tenno Sho Autumn (English)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToMIH2m0q-A
1st. (#7) Just a Way(JPN): C4 Heart’s Cry(JPN) x Sybil(JPN), by Wild Again(USA)
2nd. (#9) Gentildonna(JPN): F4 Deep Impact(JPN) x Donna Blini(GB), by Bertolini(USA)
3rd. (#6) Eishin Flash(JPN): H6 King’s Best(GB) x Moonlady(GER), by Platini(GER)
4th. (#13) Uncoiled(FR): C4 Giant’s Causeway(USA) x Tanzania(IRE), by Alzao(USA)

-- result of the Tenno Sho Autumn (from JBIS)
http://www.jbis.jp/race/result/20131027/105/11/

Just a Way(JPN)
2009C. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Sybil(JPN), by Wild Again(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001106251/

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(Just a Way in the Tenno Sho Autumn 2013)
courtesy of http://tonynokeiba.blog44.fc2.com/blog-entry-218.html


Heart’s Cry(JPN)
2001H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Irish Dance(JPN), by Tony Bin(IRE)
19-5-4-3
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000722158/

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(Heart's Cry at Shadai Stallion Station)

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(Heart's Cry in the Arima Kinen 2005)

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(Heart's Cry in the Dubai Sheema Classic 2006)

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:37 am
by tachyon
and.... here's the list of 24 Sunday Silence sons who sired a Group 1 winner worldwide:

1. Dance in the Dark(JPN) 1993 Sunday Silence(USA) x Dancing Key(USA) by Nijinsky(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000274883/

2. Tayasu Tsuyoshi(JPN) 1992 Sunday Silence(USA) x Magaro(USA) by Caro(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262437/

3. Bubble Gum Fellow(JPN) 1993 Sunday Silence(USA) x Bubble Company(FR) by Lyphard(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000274914/

4. Special Week(JPN) 1995 Sunday Silence(USA) x Campaign Girl(JPN) by Maruzensky(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000293624/

5. Fuji Kiseki(JPN) 1992 Sunday Silence(USA) x Millracer(USA) by Le Fabuleux(FR)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262443/

6. Admire Vega(JPN) 1996 Sunday Silence(USA) x Vega(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000309184/

7. Agnes Tachyon(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x Agnes Flora(JPN) by Royal Ski(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000324933/

8. Stay Gold(JPN) 1994 Sunday Silence(USA) x Golden Sash(JPN) by Dictus(FR)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000286968/

9. Genuine(JPN) 1992 Sunday Silence(USA) x Croupier Lady(USA) by What Luck(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000262275/

10. Divine Light(JPN) 1995 Sunday Silence(USA) x Meld Sport(JPN) by Northern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000298477/

11. Any Given Sunday(AUS) 1999 Sunday Silence(USA) x Tamari(USA) by Nureyev(USA)
http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/stalli ... _id=690977

12. Neo Universe(JPN) 2000 Sunday Silence(USA) x Pointed Path(GB) by Kris(GB)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000701577/

13. Manhattan Café(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x Subtle Change(ISA) by Law Society(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000324971/

14. Gold Allure(JPN) 1999 Sunday Silence(USA) x Nikiya(USA) by Nureyev(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000619768/

15. Zenno Rob Roy(JPN) 2000 Sunday Silence(USA) x Roamin Rachel(USA) by Mining(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000701668/

16. Deep Impact(JPN) 2002 Sunday Silence(USA) x Wind in Her Hair(IRE) by Alzao(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000742976/

17. Durandal(JPN) 1999 Sunday Silence(USA) x Sawayaka Princess(JPN) by Northern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000619835/

18. Hat Trick(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Tricky Code(USA) by Lost Code(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000726914/
http://www.bloodhorse.com/stallion-regi ... -trick-jpn

19. Miscast(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x North Flight(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000326916/

20. Daiwa Major(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Scarlet Bouquet(JPN) by Norhtern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000725485/

21. Agnes Gold(JPN) 1998 Sunday Silence(USA) x Elizabeth Rose(JPN) by Norhtern Taste(CAN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000324947/

22. Suzuka Phoenix(JPN) 2002 Sunday Silence(USA) x Rose of Suzuka(IRE) by Fairy King(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000739144/

23. Suzuka Mambo(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Spring Mambo(GB) by Kingmambo(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000725727/

24. Heart's Cry(JPN) 2001 Sunday Silence(USA) x Irish Dance(JPN) by Tony Bin(IRE)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000722158/


Who will be next? :D
Silent Name? ;)

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:09 am
by tachyon
racingfan wrote:Silent Name (Adena) is having a MONSTER year in Canada!! He is poised to have a major impact on racing and I would not be shocked if he was moved back to Kentucky. His numbers are incredible when you look at the CI of his mares.....


That's great news!!!
And I was really thrilled with Silentio's effort in the BC Mile. :D