The rise of Sunday Silence

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Starine
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Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:34 pm

Mer de Glace is quite striking and handsome. Well done to the connections for taking a chance and running him overseas.
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Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:10 am

-- per bloodhorse

He was simply the best!

Sunday Silence wins the 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park with Chris McCarron aboard
Skip Dickstein Photo

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Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:47 am

Lys Gracieux(JPN), 2014M. Heart's Cry(JPN) x Liliside(FR) by American Post(GB), claimed her third G1 title beating the boys under Damian Lane in the Cox Plate 2040m turf at Mooney Valley, Australia, on Oct 26th 2019. :D :D :D

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVnqWv3FHRo

Lys Gracieux(JPN)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVnqWv3FHRo
21-6-8-4
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:44 am

As well as being talented, she really is a lovely looking mare.
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Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:47 am

Japan's reigning Horse of the Year Almond Eye(JPN), 2015F. Lord Kanaloa(JPN) x Fusaichi Pandora(JPN) by Sunday Silnece(USA), won the Tenno Sho Autumn 2000m turf at Tokyo easily dominating a very strong filed which included ten G1 winners on Oct 27th 2019.

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-- replay of the G1 Tenno Sho Autumn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhoiM0 ... e=youtu.be

-- result
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/pdf/191027.pdf

Almond Eye(JPN)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001203363/
10-8-1-1
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:43 pm

Yoshida(JPN)(Heart's Cry) to stand at Winstar Farm

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Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:02 am

tachyon wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Yoshida(JPN)(Heart's Cry) to stand at Winstar Farm

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Hoping for the best for Yoshida. Kentucky is such a competitive bloodstock market that it's hard for new stallions to break through. But I so want Sunday Silence bloodlines to succeed here in the U.S.
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:06 am

The 2017 champion juvenile filly Lucky Lilac(JPN), 2015F. Orfevre(JPN) x Lilacs and Lace(USA) by Flower Alley(USA), finally returned to winning ways as she captured her second G1 title in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2200m turf at Kyoto under Christophe Soumillon on Nov 10th 2019.

Soumillon, who had missed an Arc victory with Orfevre, said after the race; ''It was some kind of fate that I rode the daughter of Orfevre today and I'm very happy to win a G1 with her.'' :D :D

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-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVFMmpX6vQ4
1st. (#2) Lucky Lilac(JPN) F4. Orfevre(JPN) x Lilacs and Lace(USA) by Flower Alley(USA)
2nd. (#6) Crocosmia(JPN) M6. Stay Gold(JPN) x Developpe(JPN) by Boston Harbor(USA)
3rd. (#11) Loves Only You(JPN) F3. Deep Impact(JPN) x Loves Only Me(USA) by Storm Cat(USA)

-- JRA results
''Lucky Lilac Returns to Winning Ways with Queen Elizabeth II Cup Victory''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/pdf/191110.pdf

Lucky Lilac(JPN)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001208248/
12-5-2-2

... and Christophe Soumiilon tweeted:
https://twitter.com/CSoumillon/status/1 ... 5417672704
What a great weekend in Japan 🇯🇵 3 winners 🏆🏆🏆 I’m so proud to win GR1 Quenn Elisabeth 👑stakes with my Champ Orfèvre Daughter!! Lucky lilac 🍀💐Whe all want to do like 👨‍👦Dady!! Go on my son !!🤣 and thanks to all my Fans to give me so much support!!💖See you next weekend!! 🙏🏻
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Tachyon, how is Orfevre doing as a sire so far? I'm pulling for him to be among the true elite sires.
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:36 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Tachyon, how is Orfevre doing as a sire so far? I'm pulling for him to be among the true elite sires.
Hi Ridan,

Orfevre, 3rd crop sire, sired two G1 winners (Lucky Lilac and Satsuki Sho winner Epoca d'Oro) from his first crop.
He had a tough time finding mares this breeding season as his winners-to-runners ratio in JRA was disappointing with his first crop.
But it does look like his winners ratio has been improving since this Spring with his second & third crop.
And Lucky Lilac's renewed success at 4 here should give a significant boost to the sire's reputation.
I'm pretty sure that he will be able to re-establish himself as a star stallion at Shadai. ;)
By the great Stay Gold, Orfevre is such a lovely horse with huge fan followings around the world. :D

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Orfevre(JPN) standing at Shadai Stallion Station
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:45 am

tachyon wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:36 am
Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Tachyon, how is Orfevre doing as a sire so far? I'm pulling for him to be among the true elite sires.
Hi Ridan,

Orfevre, 3rd crop sire, sired two G1 winners (Lucky Lilac and Satsuki Sho winner Epoca d'Oro) from his first crop.
He had a tough time finding mares this breeding season as his winners-to-runners ratio in JRA was disappointing with his first crop.
But it does look like his winners ratio has been improving since this Spring with his second & third crop.
And Lucky Lilac's renewed success at 4 here should give a significant boost to the sire's reputation.
I'm pretty sure that he will be able to re-establish himself as a star stallion at Shadai. ;)
By the great Stay Gold, Orfevre is such a lovely horse with huge fan followings around the world. :D
Thanks for the update, Tachyon, and for the pictures. He sure is a gorgeous horse. I'm glad he is on the upswing as a sire.
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:19 pm

Hopefully the 55 mares he did get this year will produce good runners/sales foals... but Shadai can afford to be patient with him, too, so there's that. 8-)
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:09 am

Indy Champ(JPN), 2015C. Stay Gold(JPN) x Will Power(JPN) by King Kamehameha(JPN), won the G1 Mile Championship 1600m turf under Kenichi Ikezore at Kyoto on Nov 17th 2019.
He became the seventh horse in history to make the Yasuda Kinen - Mile Championship double in the same year.

Year: Horse (Sire)
1985: Nihon Pillow Winner(JPN) (Steel Heart)
1997: North Flight(JPN) (Tony Bin)
1998: Taiki Shuttle(USA) (Devil's Bag)
1999: Air Jihad(JPN) (Sakura Yutaka O)
2007: Daiwa Major(JPN) (Sunday Silence)
2015: Maurice(JPN) (Screen Hero)
2019: Indy Champ(JPN) (Stay Gold)

Indy Champ(JPN)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001206175/
12-7-1-2

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-- JRA results
''Indy Champ Claims This Year’s Mile Championship to Secure Both Spring & Autumn G1 Mile Titles''
http://japanracing.jp/_news2019/pdf/191117.pdf

-- replay (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkIz67jMnG4
1st. (#5) Indy Champ(JPN) C4. (Stay Gold x Will Power by King Kamehameha)
2nd. (#14) Danon Premium(JPN) C4. (Deep Impact x Indiana Gal by Intikhab)
3rd. (#7) Persian Knight(JPN) H5.. (Harbinger x Orient Charm by Sunday Silence)


Stay Gold has been believed to be the stallion who passes on the best stamina influence from his sire Sunday Silence.
But he has now sired a real champion miler in his latest crop. (Indy Champ was born in 2015. Stay Gold produced only one foal in 2016)
What a great stallion Stay Gold was!

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Stay Gold(JPN)(1994 - 2015)
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:21 pm

One of my favorite things about Stay Gold was his race record -- he never could get the job done at the highest level in his homeland. But put him on a plane and he'd run everyone off their feet in places like Hong Kong and Dubai. ;)
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