The rise of Sunday Silence

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tachyon
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Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:17 am

''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.
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Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:10 pm

Part of the lore of Sunday Silence: his 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic win over Easy Goer.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... lence-1989
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:03 am

I love this thread, thanks for putting this up- big fan of his and his son, Deep Impact
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Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:10 pm

see SS 'moving' at Shadai: Successors of Sunday Silence 10/10

http://www.pideo.net/video/nicovideo/4bb4f565e673a1d3/
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:41 am

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.....
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Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:46 am

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.
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Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:01 am

One af my all time favorite horses!
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:02 am

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)
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:37 am

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? ;)
tachyon
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:09 am

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
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:34 am

I wish we had a top son of Sunday's here in the U.S. Heck, I wish he had never been sent to Japan in the first place. Great horse deserved to stand and live out his life here at home. Sigh.
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:43 am

Cartier Award winner Dabirsim(FR), 2009C. Hat Trick(JPN) x Rumored(USA) by Royal Academy(USA), will stand his first season at Gestüt Karlshof (Germany) at a fee of €9,000. :D

http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/b ... d/1550190/

Stallion info and many picks of him can be found at the following Gestut Karlshof's homepage.
http://www.karlshof.com/en/deckhengste/ ... rlshof.php

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Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:13 pm

Today, Kyoto 9R Kiguku Sho gave us a rare opportunity to see a few promising 2yo colts out of some of the most beloved Sunday Silence G1 winning daughters run in the same race.
It was To the Victory's son To the World who won it in a 2yo record time.

-- replay of the Kigiku Sho 1800m turf allowance at Kyoto on November 9th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPZS0RUsRbY
1st (#4) To the World(JPN)(King Kamehameha x To the Victory by Sunday Silnece) 01:46.5 (record)
2nd (#11) Shadow Dancer(JPN)(White Muzzle x Dance in the Mood by Sunday Silence) 2
3rd (#3) Ocean Hero(JPN)(Screen Hero x Elegant Mary by Shanghai) NK
4th (#8) Kings of the Sun(JPN)(Chichicastenango x Stinger by Sunday Silence) NK
5th (#5) Volsheb(JPN)(Neo Universe x Veil of Avalon by Thunder Gulch) 1 1/4

Sunday Silence has sired 22 broodmares who became dam of a G1* winner worldwide so far (* international G1s). Sun Is Up(JPN), dam of the G1 Jean-Luc Lagardere winner Karakontie(JPN), is the latest.
I wonder which mare will be next. :)
(None of To the Victory, Dance in the Mood and Stinger, has produced any G1 winner)
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Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:06 pm

Hat Trick stands at Gainesway in Kentucky and Silent Name is at Adena Springs in Canada. SN was named Canada's #1 sire for 2013. Both stallions seem to be doing pretty well.
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Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:22 am

Meisho Mambo(JPN). 2010F. Suzuka Mambo(JPN) x Meisho Momoka(JPN) by Grass Wonder(USA), dominated older rivals in the Queen Elizabeth 2 Cup(G1), scoring her 3rd G1 win.
The super filly, who can hadle the soft as well as the firm, now emerges as a legitimate candidate for the Japan’s Horse of the Year 2013. I would love to see her run in the Arima Kinen where Japan’s all-stars are expected to run this year.

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Meisho Mambo has been bred by Kosho Bokujo, an old medium-sized farm in Hokkaido, and owned by Yoshio Matsumoto who had the dual classic winner Meisho Samson in 2006.
Her sire Suzuka Mambo, Tenno Sho Spring winner & underdog stallion despite of his impeccable pedigree (please see below), stood at Arrow Stud only for a fee of ¥700,000 (about $7k) this season -- he will surely improve his mares going forward, though.
You don’t need to be a ’’SHADAI horse’’ to be a solid star, haha!


-- replay of the Queen Elozabeth 2 Cup(G1), 2200m turf (yielding) at Kyoto, Nov 10th
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o7ZGz8VoT0
1st 3 Meisho Mambo(JPN)(Suzuka Mambo x Meisho Momoka by Grass Wonder) F3 54 02:16.6
2nd 18 Lachesis(JPN)(Deep Impact x Magic Storm by Storm Cat) F3 54 02:16.8
3rd 7 Aromatico(JPN)(King Kamehameha x Nasca by Sunday Silence) F4 56 02:16.8
4th 17 Tosen Arnica(JPN) F3 54 02:17.1
5th 14 Denim and Ruby(JPN) F3 54 02:17.1
6th 5 Whale Capture(JPN) M5 56 02:17.1
7th 1 All That Jazz(JPN) M5 56 02:17.2
8th 6 Hana's Goal(JPN) F4 56 02:17.2
9th 2 Dia de la Madre(JPN) F3 54 02:17.2
10th 9 Verxina(JPN) F4 56 02:17.2
11th 4 Midsummer Fair(JPN) F4 56 02:17.2
12th 10 Etain(JPN) F4 56 02:17.3
13th 13 Rainbow Dahlia(JPN) M6 56 02:17.4
14th 16 Sekisho(JPN) F3 54 02:17.5
15th 8 Marcellina(JPN) M5 56 02:17.5
16th 12 Celebrity Model(JPN) F3 54 02:17.9
17th 11 Tagano Innocence(JPN) M6 56 02:18.0
18th 15 Speed Ripper(JPN) M5 56 02:18.0


Meisho Mambo(JPN): 2010F. Suzuka Mambo(JPN) x Meisho Momoka(JPN) by Grass Wonder(USA)
10-6-1-0
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001123893/

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

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Suzuka Mambo at Arrow Stud

-- replay of the Tenno Sho Spring in 2005 (Suzuka Mambo defated the likes of Heart's Cry, Lincoln, Makybe Diva...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB68v2MczoI
1st 10 Suzuka Mambo(JPN) C4 03:16.5
2nd 17 Big Gold(JPN) H7 03:16.7
3rd 13 Eye Popper(JPN) H5 03:16.7
4th 4 Tosho Knight(JPN) C4 03:16.7
5th 16 Heart's Cry(JPN) C4 03:17.1
6th 6 Lincoln(JPN) H5 03:17.1
7th 12 Makybe Diva(GB) M6 03:17.1
8th 15 My Sole Sound(JPN) H6 03:17.2
9th 5 Yukino Sun Royal(JPN) H8 03:17.3
10th 1 That's the Plenty(JPN) H5 03:17.3
11th 3 Admire Groove(JPN) M5 03:17.7
12th 11 Higher Game(JPN) C4 03:17.7
13th 18 Bullet Lane(JPN) H6 03:17.7
14th 14 Sunrise Pegasus(JPN) H7 03:17.7
15th 9 Chakra(JPN) H5 03:17.7
16th 8 Hishi Miracle(JPN) H6 03:18.3
17th 2 Active Bio(JPN) H8 03:18.4
18th 7 Silk Famous(JPN) H6 03:18.8
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:06 am

Meisho Mambo was not the only G1 winner this weekend.....

In Brazil, Energia Fribby(BRZ) grabbed her first G1 victory in the Grande Prêmio Diana (3rd leg of the Triple Crown for Fillies) 2000m turf at Cidade Jardim on Sunday!!

Energia Fribby(BRZ): 2010F. Agnes Gold(JPN) x Karla Dora(BRZ) by Nugget Point(IRE)
http://www.pedigreequery.com/energia+fribby
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-- replay the G1 Grande Prêmio Diana 2000m turf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_aQ4vAt7XQ


Agnes Gold(JPN) 1998H. Sunday Silence(USA) x Elizabeth Rose(JPN) by Northern Taste(CAN)
http://www.acpccp.com.br/reprodutores/18
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000324947/

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Glad Agnes Gold is doing super in Brazil.
Energia Fribby is his thrid G1 winner. 8-)

Agnes Gold is standing at Haras Estrela Energia, Brazil.
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Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:23 pm

Tosen Ra(JPN)[2008H. Deep Impact(JPN) x Princess Olivia(USA)] won the G1 Mile Championship 1600m turf at Kyoto with an impressive turn of foot and became the 10th G1 winner for his sire.

He also made jockey Yutaka Take to set the unprecedented record of 100th career G1 win. Yutaka Take’s victorious G1 mounts include such Sunday Silence offspring as Dance Partner, Dance in the Dark, Marvelous Sunday, Special Week, Admire Vega, Air Shukur, To the Victory, Stay Gold, Believe, Gold Allure, Admire Groove, Dance in the Mood, Admire Max, Deep Impact, Air Messiah, Logic, Suzuka Phoenix, Smart Falcon, Sadamu Patek, Kizuna and Tosen Ra.
It looks like this Japanese legendary jockey is still inescapably-tied to the great success of Sunday Silence offspring. :D (I personally love the way Yutaka rides Deep Impact sons!)

The replay of the Mile Championship has been posted on the other thread:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=174&start=10#p11372

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Tosen Ra winning the Mile Championship

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Deep Impact standing at Shadai Stallion Station (photo from nabecci-san's photo blog) http://nabecci.cocolog-nifty.com/basham ... -4a54.html
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Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:24 pm

Every time I check this thread I am reminded again what a mistake it was to sell Sunday to the Japanese instead of standing him in Kentucky even if breeders at the time were shortsighted. Oh well, at least he was appreciated in his new homeland and has had a massive influence over there.

Another subject: In that last photo of Deep Impact, he seems to have a filling or growth just below his right elbow.
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Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:23 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:Every time I check this thread I am reminded again what a mistake it was to sell Sunday to the Japanese instead of standing him in Kentucky even if breeders at the time were shortsighted. Oh well, at least he was appreciated in his new homeland and has had a massive influence over there.

Another subject: In that last photo of Deep Impact, he seems to have a filling or growth on his just below his right elbow.

With a different mare base, different dominant racing surface and different support level, it's impossible and improbable to speculate what Sunday Silence would have achieved at stud here. He could have easily been a flop and have ended up in Korea, Africa, who knows.
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Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:50 am

Retrospectiv wrote:
Ridan_Remembered wrote:Every time I check this thread I am reminded again what a mistake it was to sell Sunday to the Japanese instead of standing him in Kentucky even if breeders at the time were shortsighted. Oh well, at least he was appreciated in his new homeland and has had a massive influence over there.

Another subject: In that last photo of Deep Impact, he seems to have a filling or growth on his just below his right elbow.

With a different mare base, different dominant racing surface and different support level, it's impossible and improbable to speculate what Sunday Silence would have achieved at stud here. He could have easily been a flop and have ended up in Korea, Africa, who knows.
Perhaps, but a prepotent sire is a prepotent sire no matter where he stands.
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