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
  • 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
Silent Name (JPN) Sunday Silence Halo Hail to Reason
Wishing Well Understanding
Mountain Flower
Danehill Danzig
Blushing Away Blushing Groom (FR)
Sweet Revenge
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


  • Prix Herod

At 3


  • Prix de Saint-Patrick
  • Prix de Tourgeville


  • Prix de Pontarme


  • Prix du Pin. -G3 

At 4


  • Arcadia H. -G2


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

At 5


  • Commonwealth Breeders' Cup S. -G2


  • Kilroe Mile. -G1


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).

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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.

(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)
 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.

(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)

(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.

(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.

(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

(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.

(dam by Tethra)
1st La Prevoyante S. (8F, Turf)

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 STING - $172,505
(dam by Valid Wager)
1st Kingarvie S. (8.5F, AW)
1st Queenston S. (7F, AW)
2nd Frost King S. (7F, AW)

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

(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 - $158,377
(dam by Megas Vukefalos)
1st South Ocean S. (8.5F, AW)
2nd Ontario Lassie S. (8.5F, AW)

(dam by Capote)
1st Ruling Angel S. (6F, AW)

(dam by Artie Schiller)
1st Victorian Queen S. (6F, AW)
2nd Kingarvie S. (8.5F, AW)

PAY FOR PEACE - $102,264
(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)

(dam by Harlan's Holiday)
1st Shady Well S. (6.5F, Turf)

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated July 22, 2019

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

Silent Name has a trio of stakes winners out of mares showing the Fappiano branch, including SP Silent Sam out of a mare by the Unbridled son Grindstone and new 2018 SW Zestina whose 2nd dam is by Unbridled.

Conquistador Cielo is found in the pedigrees of SW Hopping Not Hoping (grandsire of her 3rd dam) and Silent Serenity (sire of her 2nd dam).

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 already has a stakes-placed 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.

SW Crysta’s Court is out of a mare by the Forty Niner son Distorted Humor, who’s out of a daughter of Danzig, grandsire of Silent Name's dam. Silent Name has three other stakes winners (two Graded winners) out of mares that return Danzig and they are among the over 600 blacktype winners around the globe that show a Danzig double within four generations. SW Zestina is out of a daughter of the Danzig stallion Hard Spun; G3W No Silent is out of a mare by another Danzig son War Chant and the 2nd dam of G2SW Summer Sunday is daughter of the Danzig son Honor Grades (a half-brother to A. P.  Indy. 

Silent Name has worked well Storm Cat-line mares. SW Hopping Not Hoping is out of a mare by Harlan’s Holiday, by the Storm Cat son Harlan. She joins the Silent Name stakes winners Valiant Cat (dam by Storm Cat) and G2W/G1SP Fanticola (dam by Tabasco Cat). 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).

G2W/Breeders’ Cup-placed Silentio is an example of Silent Name’s affinity for the Seattle Slew broodmare line. He's is 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. The 2018 2YO SW My Silencer is out of a mare by My Way Only a son of the Seattle Slew stallion Septieme Ciel.

Silent Name has also had good success with the most prominent Canadian Bold Ruler influence, that of Boldnesian through Bold Ruckus. We find Bold Ruckus in the pedigree of six Silent Name stakes horses including SW Silent Treat and SP Silent Flash out of mares by Bold n’ Flashy and SP Silent Respect out of a daughter of Bold Executive. The second dam of 2019 Plate Trial S. hero Pay for Peace is a daughter of Bold Executive.

With a pair of new stakes winners and a new stakes horse in 2018 Silent Name is now the sire of eight stakes horses out of mares showing Caro. SW/G1SP Mr. Online and his 2018 SP full brother Carmenootz are out of a mare by the Caro grandson Alphabet Soup (by Cozzene). 2018 SW Silent Sting out of a daughter of Monarchos, a son of Maria’s Mon (dam by Caro). Mares showing the Fappiano grandson Unbridled’s Song (dam also by Caro) are very interesting for Silent Name as are daughters of Super Saver, by Maria’s Mon out of an A. P. Indy mare.

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