Re: The rise of Sunday Silence
Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:17 pm
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... me-legacy/
What do the Japanese Thoroughbreds Bless Journey, Satono Crown and Yamakatsu Ace have in common? Answer: they are the only runners in Sunday’s 16-strong Arima Kinen - the biggest betting race in the world - that are not grandchildren of Sunday Silence.
Sunday Silence has been either the sire or grandsire of 12 of the last 13 runnings of the Nakayama showpiece. He was the sire of every winner from 2004 to 2007 (Zenno Rob Roy, Heart’s Cry, Deep Impact and Matsurida Gogh). His sons Agnes Tachyon (Daiwa Scarlet, 2008), Stay Gold (Dream Journey 2009, Orfevre 2011 and 2013, Gold Ship 2012), Neo Universe (Victoire Pisa 2010) and Deep Impact (Gentildonna 2014 and Satono Diamond 2016) have been responsible for all the winners since, apart from Gold Actor in 2015.
There’s a pretty strong chance Sunday’s renewal will continue that sequence, with 13 of the 16 runners descending from the son of Halo.