Silver Max

Badge of Silver - Kissin Rene, by Kissin Kris , 16.0 hands

Breed Your Mare to the Max

  • First winner Maxis Babe, wire-to-wire by 4 3/4 lengths
  • Record-setting Grade 1 winner 
  • Only horse to defeat 2X Horse of the Year Wise Dan in his last 15 starts
  • 7X Graded winner of nearly $2 million
  • Bred tremendous first book: 4.18 CPI, #1 in Canada & 2nd only to American Pharoah in sire crop
  • "Exceptionally gifted racehorse with natural speed" - Dale Romans
  • First at every point of call in all 12 victories
  • Stakes winner on all-weather, dirt & turf
  • Course record-setter at a mile (1:33.4)
  • Wire-to-wire G2 winner at Classic 10F distance
  • Defeated G1 winner Finnegan's Wake in $600,000 Virginia Derby (G2)
Silver Max Badge of Silver Silver Deputy Deputy Minister
Silver Valley
Silveroo Silver Hawk
Hey Mama
Kissin Rene
Kissin Kris Kris S.
Toes Forward
Monique Rene Prince of Ascot
Party Date

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Silver Max - Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) over Wise Dan
Silver Max - Bernard Baruch H. (G2)
Silver Max - $600,000 Virginia Derby (G2)
Maxis Babe - 1st Winner (by 4 3/4 lengths)
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 5 0 5 0 $48,335
3 10 7 0 0 $820,875
4 8 4 0 1 $909,193
5 4 1 0 0 $176,335
Totals 27 12 5 1 $1,954,738

At 3


  • Virginia Derby -G2 
  • American Turf S. -G2 
  • Transylvania S. -G3
  • Arlington Classic S.
  • Oliver S. new course record

At 4


  • Shadwell Turf Mile. -G1, defeating Wise Dan
  • Bernard Baruch H. -G2
  • Oceanport S. -G3


  • Cornhussker H. -G3

At 5


  • Firecracker S. -G2


Impressive Wire-To-Wire First Winner for Silver Max

Maxis Babe rocketed out of the gate, established a clear lead and never looked back en route to a...

Maxis Babe rocketed out of the gate to establish a clear lead and never looked back en route to a sparkling Maiden victory at Woodbine Racecourse. Favored at 3-5, the juvenile filly is the first winner by record-setting Grade 1 winner Silver Max.

"Rafael Hernandez has not been tested on Maxis Babe, and won't be!" exclaimed Woodbine track announcer Robert Geller. "Maxis Babe striding free for a big win here....she's absolutely run them ragged".

Her final margin of victory was 4 3/4 lengths.

Bred by Adena Springs, Maxis Babe was purchased for $18,000 at last summer's CTHS Yearling sale. She's trained by Norman McKnight and races in the colors of Racer's Edge, Inc. and Maxis Stable. The bay is out of the Holy Bull daughter Bazooka Babe, a half-sister to Stronach Stables homebred Preakness S. (G1) champion Red Bullet.

The speedy Silver Max won all 12 of his races in gate-to-wire fashion, seven of them at the Graded level. His signature victory came in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile where he handed the great 2-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan his only defeat in his final 15 starts.


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Silver Max's first crop races in 2019.
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Updated October 9, 2018 

By the Silver Deputy son Badge of Silver, 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. Prospector), along with his sons and grandsons, have sired over 30 stakes winners out such dams. Overall there are over 80 stakes winners that show Silver Deputy on the top side of the pedigree and Mr. Prospector on the bottom half.

Silver Deputy male-line descendants have sired at least nine stakes winners with mares from the Forty Niner branch of the Mr. Prospector tree, 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 11 stakes winners, six 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 over 20 stakes winners globally including two SWs out of Indian Charlie daughters (one those by Badge of Silver). This puts mares by Indian Charlie’s son Uncle Mo in the game for Silver Max. Cozzene and his sons Alphabet Soup and Running Stag are collectively the damsires of eight  more of these stakes winners. Other sources of Cozzene include Mizzen Mast and his Canadian 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 50% of his stakes horses).

Badge of Silver has sired a stakes winner out of a mare by the Storm Cat stallion Forest Wildcat, the damsire of at least two other stakes winners by Deputy Minister-line stallions. The Deputy Minister/Storm Cat cross has produced over 35 stakes winners worldwide with Tale of the Cat the damsire of a trio of those. Daughters of the Canadian-based Storm Cat grandson Old Forester, a son of Forestry, can be considered for Silver Max as well.

Adena Spring's two-time champion 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 son Einstein squarely in play for Silver Max.

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