Updated October 15, 2016
By the Silver Deputy son Badge of Silver, second-year Silver Max is the most promising Deputy Minister-line stallion to retire to Ontario in recent years.
Mr. Prospector-line mares are especially promising for Silver Max as Silver Deputy (dam by Mr. P.), along with his sons and grandsons, have sired over 70 stakes winners out of mares that return that influence.
Silver Deputy male-line descendants have sired at least eight stakes winners with Forty Niner-line mares including G1W Kodiak Kowboy (dam by Coronado’s Quest). End Sweep is the damsire of a stakes winner by Badge of Silver and a stakes winner by the Silver Deputy son Posse. Other sources of Forty Niner include Distorted Humor and his sons Sharp Humor, Any Given Saturday & Flower Alley.
Mares from the Fappiano offshoot should also go well with Silver Max. Silver Deputy-line stallions have sired at least nine stakes winners, four graded and two Grade 1 winners out of Fappiano-line mares. Three of these are out of a mares by the Fappiano grandson Unbridled’s Song.
The larger Deputy Minister/Caro cross has yielded at least 17 stakes winners globally including a stakes winner by Badge of Silver out of a mare by Indian Charlie. This puts mares by Indian Charlie’s top young son Uncle Mo in the game for Silver Max. Cozzene and his sons Alphabet Soup and Running Stag are collectively the damsires of six of these stakes winners. Other sources of Cozzene are Mizzen Mast and his son Mast Track.
Silver Deputy over Blushing Groom has produced six stakes winners (four graded, one Grade 1), all of them out of mares by Rahy.
The Storm Cat son Giant’s Causeway is out of a Rahy mare and his daughters and granddaughters are worth consideration. Daughters of Giant’s Causeway’s top Canadian son, Adena Spring North’s own Giant Gizmo, are especially attractive based on his success as a sire with the Vice Regent/Deputy Minister influence (nearly 60% of his stakes horses).
Badge of Silver has sired a stakes winner out of a mare by Forest Wildcat, the damsire of at least two other stakes winners by Deputy Minister-line stallions. The Deputy Minister/Storm Cat cross has produced at least 22 stakes winners worldwide with Tale of the Cat showing as the damsire of a pair of those. Daughters of the Canadian stallion Old Forester, a son of Forestry, can be considered for Silver Max as well.
Mares by two-time Canadian champion sire Milwaukee Brew should go well with Silver Max. As a sire Milwaukee Brew has done exceptionally well with Vice Regent/Deputy Minister-influenced mares (15 stakes horses) so the reverse of this prolific cross is also worth trying.
Badge of Silver has sired a Group 1 winner out of a mare by the Buckpasser grandson Silver Charm, one of at least three stakes winners bred Silver Deputy over Buckpasser. The Buckpasser son Spend a Buck is found in the pedigree of another Badge of Silver stakes winner, putting mares by the former Adena Springs Spend a Buck stallion Einstein squarely in play for Silver Max.