Silent Name

Sunday Silence - Danzigaway, by Danehill , 16.1 hands

Champion Sire

  • Canada's #1 Sire again in 2019
  • Canada's #1 Sire of lifetime Graded Stakes winners
  • 2019: NEW Grade 2 winners Summer Sunday & course record-setter Silent Poet, etc.
  • Sire of 9% blacktype winners & 16% blacktype horses/starters lifetime
  • $130,000 colt at Keeneland September!
  • Sire of 5 G1 performers, including Breeders' Cup Mile 3rd Silentio
  • #1 Son of Sunday Silence Outside Japan
  • Sire of California GSWs Fanticola (G2/G1SP) & No Silent (G3)
  • Other sire titles: 2x Champion Juvenile sire in Canada, Champion Third Crop sire in Canada & Champion First Crop sire in Brazil
  • Speedy G2 winner on all-weather & turf
  • Silent Name is the most accomplished American runner by Sunday Silence to ever stand in North America
Pedigree
Silent Name (JPN) Sunday Silence Halo Hail to Reason
Cosmah
Wishing Well Understanding
Mountain Flower
Danzigaway
(1996)
Danehill Danzig
Razyana
Blushing Away Blushing Groom (FR)
Sweet Revenge
Video
Silentio - Citation H. (G2)
Summer Sunday - Royal North S. (G2)
Silent Sonet - Ontario Fashion S. (G3)
Silent Sting - Queenston S.
Fanticola - Royal Heroine S. (G2)
Pay For Peace - Plate Trial S.
Zestina - Passing Mood S.
Silent Poet - Play the King S. (G2)
Summer Sunday - Hendrie S. (G3)
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 1 0 $30,418
3 8 2 1 1 $102,293
4 7 2 0 2 $219,720
5 6 1 0 1 $310,997
Totals 23 6 2 4 $663,431

At 2

2nd

  • Prix Herod

At 3

Won

  • Prix de Saint-Patrick
  • Prix de Tourgeville

2nd

  • Prix de Pontarme

3rd

  • Prix du Pin. -G3 

At 4

Won

  • Arcadia H. -G2

3rd

  • Eddie Read H. -G1
  • Shoemaker Mile. -G1 

At 5

Won

  • Commonwealth Breeders' Cup S. -G2

3rd

  • Kilroe Mile. -G1
News

08.24.2019

A Record-Setting 'Play' by Stronach Stables Silent Name Son Silent Poet

Stronach Stables’ homebred Silent Poet turned in a track record performance under jockey Gary...

Stronach Stables’ homebred Silent Poet turned in a track record performance under jockey Gary Boulanger, winning the $175,000 Play The King Stakes (Grade 2) on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.

Trained by Nicholas Gonzalez, the four-year-old Silent Name gelding out of the Ghostzapper daughter Cara Bella, set a new E.P. Taylor Turf Course record of 1:19.22 for seven furlongs. Soaring Free’s former record of 1:19.38 stood for 15 years.

With the impressive victory in the prep for the Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, Silent Poet stamped his ticket to next month’s million-dollar affair set for September 14.



Silent Poet tracked the leaders Sable Island and Carmenootz (also by Silent Name) along the rail through a quarter in :22.65 and half-mile in :44.11. He then slipped through between those rivals off the turn and kicked nearly two lengths clear down the stretch for the record-setting victory.

“We thought that Emma’s horse (Sable Island) and Carmenootz would definitely be up there and I thought I’d just be tracking and it came out exactly like that,” said Boulanger of his racing strategy. “I had a little seam about the 3/16th pole and he shot right through there and he played all the way down the lane. There’s another gear there, unbelievably.”

Silent Poet has been a model of consistency with six wins from 11 career starts including the 2018 Vice Regent Stakes over one mile of turf. He’s banked more than $370,000 lifetime and has missed the board on just one occasion when competing in last year’s Queen’s Plate.

Stepping up for his first graded stakes win, Silent Poet has shown his connections considerable progress since his sophomore campaign and seemingly has much more to offer.

“He showed a lot of try last year. This year, he’s so focused on his job,” said Boulanger. “He’s just been a lot of fun to be around. Nick’s done a tremendous job with him, I’m just grateful I get to ride him.”

“To me, there’s lots of room for improvement,” said Gonzalez, who was impressed by his trainee’s last race as a three-year-old when he ran second to Kingsport in the Sir Barton Stakes going long. “They do such a great job over there in the Stronach barns. He was in Ocala over the winter, got gelded and came back a happy gelding.”

Silent Poet entered the Play The King following a victory in his July 21 season’s debut over 6-1/2 furlongs on the turf.

“That first win was just a tune up and it just proved to us that he was going to another elevation and you heard the way Gary talked about him. He’s just a special horse and we’re just so lucky to have him.”

Silent Poet is the 6th Northern Hemisphere Graded stakes winner by Silent Name, by far the most among active stallions in Canada. He is also the sire of a pair of Group winners in South America, including Group 1 hero Jaspion Silent (Brz).

- edited from www.woodbine.com

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Top Runners
Silent Name has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

SILENTIO - $713,281
(dam by A. P. Indy)
1st Citation H. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
1st Sir Beaufort S. G2 (8F, Turf)
2nd Frank E. Kilroe Mile G1 (8F, Turf)
3rd Breeders' Cup Mile G1 (8F, Turf)
3rd Shoemaker Mile S. G1 (8F, Turf)
3rd Pat O'Brien S. G3 (7F, AW), etc.

JASPION SILENT (BRZ)
(dam by Know Heights)
1st Grande Premio Sao Paulo G1 (12F, Turf)
1st Grande Premio Escorial G3 (12F, Turf)
1st Grande Premio 14 de Marco G3 (12F, Turf)
2nd Grande Premio Farwell G1 (8F, Turf)

FANTICOLA - $561,986
(dam by Tabasco Cat)
1st Royal Heroine S. G2 (8F, Turf)
1st Megahertz S. (8F, Turf)
2nd Gamely S. G1 (9F, Turf)
2nd Santa Barbara H. G3 (10F, Turf)
3rd Sen. Ken Maddy S. (6.5F, Dirt), etc.

SUMMER SUNDAY - $491,986
(dam by Millennium Allstar)
1st Royal North S. G2 (6F, Turf)
1st Hendrie S. G3 (6.5F, AW)
1st Fury S. (7F, AW)
1st
 Nandi S. (5.5F, AW), etc.

SILENT POET - $301,501
(dam by Ghostzapper)
1st Play the King S. G2 (7F, Turf) NCR
1st Vice Regent S. (8F, Turf)
2nd Sir Barton S. (8.5F, AW), etc.

NO SILENT - $430,122
(dam by War Chant)
1st Eddie D. S. G3 (6.5F, Turf)
2nd Lost in the Fog S. (6F, AW) twice
2nd Hollywood Turf Express H. (6F, Turf)
3rd San Simeon S. G3 (6.5F, Dirt)

SILENT SONET - $310,044
(dam by Hussonet)
1st Ontario Fashion S. G3 (6F, AW)
1st La Prevoyante S. (8F, Turf)
2nd Bessarabian S. G2 (7F, AW)
3rd Latonia S. (8F, AW), etc.

SET LUA
(dam by Know Heights)
1st Grande Premio Jose Paulino Nogueria G3 (8F, Turf)
2nd Grande Premio Jockey Club Brasiliero G1 (8F, Turf)
2nd Grande Premio Mario de Azevedo Ribeiro G3 (7F, Turf)

SAN NICOLA THUNDER - $857,031
(dam by Alydeed)
1st Sir Barton S. (8.5F, AW)
1st Vice Regent S. (8F, Turf)
1st Bunty Lawless S. (8F, Turf), etc.

MR. ONLINE - $550,165
(dam by Alphabet Soup)
1st El Prado S. (8F, Turf)
2nd Nearctic S. G1 (6F, Turf)
2nd Canadian Turf S. G3 (8F, Turf)
2nd Appleton S. G3 (8F, Turf), etc.

PYRITE MOUNTAIN - $421,038
(dam by Numerous)
1st Wando S. (8.5F, AW)
1st Kingarvie S. (8.5F, AW)
2nd Kentucky Cup Turf S. G3 (12F, Turf)
3rd Ontario Derby G3 (9F, AW)
3rd Breeders' S. (12F, Turf)

SILENT TREAT - $419,946
(dam by Bold n' Flashy)
1st Ballade S. (6F, AW)
1st Zadracarta S. (7F, Turf), etc.

LOKINFORPUSEMONEE - $344,904
(dam by Porto Foricos)
1st Victoria S. (6F, AW)
1st Woodstock S. (6F, AW)
1st Simcoe S. (6.5F, AW), etc.

SILENT STAR - $325,115
(dam by Not for Love)
Sovereign Award finalist, Older Female
1st Victoriana S. (8.5F, Turf)
2nd Classy N Smart S. (8.5F, AW) twice, etc.

CRYSTA'S COURT - $241,004
(dam by Distorted Humor)
1st Victorian Queen S. (6F, AW)
2nd Rainbow Connection S. (5F, Turf) twice

BE VEWY VEWY QUIET - $235,977
(dam by Malibu Moon)
Sovereign Award finalist, 2yo Male
1st Clarendon S. (5.5F, AW)
1st Frost King S. (7F, AW)
2nd Bull Page S. (6F, AW), etc.

PROFESSOR'S RIDE - $203,706
(dam by Tethra)
1st La Prevoyante S. (8F, Turf)

SILENT STING - $200,841
(dam by Valid Wager)
1st Kingarvie S. (8.5F, AW)
1st Queenston S. (7F, AW)
2nd Frost King S. (7F, AW)

ZESTINA - $200,626
(dam by Hard Spun)
1st Ontario Damsel S. (8F, Turf)
1st Passing Mood S. (7F, Turf)
3rd Whimsical S. G3 (6F, AW), etc.

SILENT LEGACY - $163,750
(dam by Derby Wish)
1st Opelousas S. (8F, Turf)
3rd Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S. (8.5F, Dirt)

CLICKITY CLACK - $162,463
(dam by Two Punch)
1st Princess Elizabeth S. (8.5F, AW)
2nd Eternal Search S. (8.5F, AW)
3rd South Ocean S. (8.5F, AW)

CINDERVELLA - $160,674
(dam by Megas Vukefalos)
1st South Ocean S. (8.5F, AW)
2nd Ontario Lassie S. (8.5F, AW)

SILENT SERENITY - $156,066
(dam by Capote)
1st Ruling Angel S. (6F, AW)

SILENT MISTAKE - $112,269
(dam by Artie Schiller)
1st Victorian Queen S. (6F, AW)
2nd Kingarvie S. (8.5F, AW)

PAY FOR PEACE - $102,571
(dam by Sligo Bay)
1st Plate Trial S. (9F, AW)

MY SILENCER - $97,870
(dam by My Way Only)
1st Frost King S. (7F, AW)
2nd Queenston S. (7F, AW)
3rd Kingarvie S. (8.5F, AW)

HOPPING NOT HOPING - $91,935
(dam by Harlan's Holiday)
1st Shady Well S. (6.5F, Turf)


Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated October 10, 2019 

Champion Sire Silent Name is the top son of the legendary stallion Sunday Silence standing outside of Japan and he’s been a great fit for mares carrying some of the most important modern pedigree influences in North America.

G2W/G1SP Fanticola is out of a mare by the Storm Cat son Tabasco Cat and SW Hopping Not Hoping is out of a mare by the Storm Cat grandson Harlan’s Holiday (by Harlan). SP Marten River is out of a mare by Tumblebrutus, a full brother to Giant’s Causeway, while SP Miss Ariel is out of a mare by the Ontario-based Storm Cat grandson Old Forester (by Forestry). In total, Silent Name is the sire of seven blacktype runners out of mares carrying Storm Cat.

G2W/Breeders’ Cup-placed Silentio is an example of Silent Name’s affinity for the Seattle Slew broodmare line. He's out of a mare by Seattle Slew’s best son, A. P. Indy, while SW Be Vewy Vewy Quiet is out of a mare by the A. P. Indy stallion Malibu Moon. SW Silent Serenity is out of a daughter by another Seattle Slew champion son, Capote, who’s also the damsire of G3SP Silent Eagle and the 3rd damsire of SW Clickity Clack. SW My Silencer is out of a mare by My Way Only a son of the Seattle Slew stallion Septieme Ciel.

G3W No Silent is out of a mare by War Chant, a son of Danzig, Silent Name’s maternal grandsire. We find a Danzig double in three other Silent Name SWs - 2019 G2W Summer Sunday (2nd dam by Honor Grades), SW Zestina (dam by Hard Spun) and SW Crysta’s Court (dam by Distorted Humor, who is out of a Danzig daughter). They are among the over 725 blacktype winners around the globe that show Danzig repeated within four generations.

Mr. Prospector-influenced mares have always been obvious targets for Silent Name and he’s come through with 14 SWs and nine additional stakes horses out of such dams.

Silent Name has a trio of SWs out of mares showing the Fappiano branch, including SW Zestina (2nd dam by Unbridled). 

Conquistador Cielo is found in the pedigrees of a pair of Silent Name SWs - Hopping Not Hoping and Silent Serenity.

Silent Name has stakes horses out of mares showing Not For Love, Seeking the Gold, Mining and Miswaki who are all bred on versions of the Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser cross.

SW Lokinforpursemonee is out of a mare by the Mr. Prospector stallion Porto Foricos, who’s bred on the same Mr. Prospector/Nureyev cross as Northern Afleet (by the Mr. Prospector son Afleet). Silent Name also has a blacktype runner on his resume out of a mare by Rizzi, a son of Afleet. Mares by the Northern Afleet son Afleet Alex are also promising for Silent Name.

With six total blackytype runners, Silent Name has had good success with the most prominent Canadian Bold Ruler influence, that of Boldnesian through Bold Ruckus. The most recent example is 2019 Plate Trial hero Pay for Peace (2nd dam by the Bold Ruckus son Bold Executive).

Silent Name is the sire of eight stakes horses out of mares showing Caro including SW/G1SP Mr. Online and his SP full brother Carmenootz are out of a mare by the Caro grandson Alphabet Soup (by Cozzene).  

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