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Deceased
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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Oak Cliff Stable
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Sunday Silence holds on to capture the 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic over Easy Goer
Spencer Tulis
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This guy pretty much is the glue in Japan's stud line. He virtually created and put Japan racing on the map with his major sucess at stud.
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  • LAZMANNICK · Sunday Silence was the most dominant sire ever in Japan. Brian's Time didn't do too bad either. Northern Taste was a total Canadian bred top and bottom and annually led the sire standings. Both Brian's TIme and Sunday Silence accentuate the importance of Hail To Reason in their lineage. · 90 days ago
  • SSilence86 · Love me some HTR, Laz! · 90 days ago
I just absolutely LOVE this. He was my first love... http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/bloodstock/sunday-silence-stallions-top-world-rankings/1653450/top/
  • RichChatter · Nobody wanted him before he raced and nobody wanted him after. Oh, I love how wrong he proved everyone. · 133 days ago
Arthur Hancock talking about Sunday Silence. So interesting. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/videos/13191/arthur-hancock-on-sunday-silence
  • travel_vic · Great story there is that a fan sent that name in to his farm and he liked so well he sued it. · 150 days ago
  • travel_vic · sued it? USED IT of course · 150 days ago
For all you sunday Silence Fans out there. I got this from Blame's Facebook page. A nice assortment of pictures highlighting his babies, and progeny of his offspring. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=665423173495658&id=553829637988346&comment_id=6465517&reply_comment_id=6476643&offset=0&total_comments=14¬if_t=feed_comment_reply
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  • SSilence86 · Thank you for sharing. I really love it :) · 155 days ago
  • Northport · Love Sunday Silence and his legacy - would love to see more of his descendants in Europe and North America · 155 days ago
Wow... even after all this time, I am still love this horse... http://www.followhorseracing.com/en/the-latest/news-stories/2013/6/3/sunday-silence-the-star-no-one-wanted/
  • Dressage3295 · Good horse- too bad we didn't keep him. I liked Easy Goer more though and was beyond happy when he won the Belmont- you'll have to excuse my bias, I loved his daddy :) · 462 days ago
  • Jay S. · Excellent. · 462 days ago
We all love this sport for various reason- whether you grew up at the track, read a book, or family members got us involved, etc.- but we all have that one horse that sealed it for us... I was born in the 70s, but I didn't see Secretariat, Ruffian or any of the other greats of that decade that I'm aware of. I'm a product of the 80s. I saw Sunny's Halo, Alysheba, Winning Colors, etc. But my love and appreciation for the thoroughbred athlete and the sport of kings was cemented the very first time I laid eyes on Sunday Silence. Who is that "one" that started it all for you?
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  • Lisa111 · Since you're in such a generous mood, hows about a few exclamation points to go with that hyphen? · 479 days ago
  • Mike in SB · The first time I went to the races I saw Spectacular Bid set the worlds record for 1 1/4 mile in the Strub at Santa Anita. I was hooked on racing from that point. I have had a number of favorite horses since then, Sunday Silence, Alysheba, Lady's Secret, but with all the breakdowns a few years ago, I was there when Barbaro and George Washington broke down, I had started to lose interest in the sport. Zenyatta and Rachel brought me back to racing. · 479 days ago
In your opinion, who is the best racehorse to compete in the 1980's and why?
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  • rafirox · I both met him and Cigar at Kentucky Horse Park... Memories I'll never forget. · 488 days ago
  • travel_vic · Thought Swale would have made that list if he had hung around · 488 days ago
I hope more US farms bring sons and daughters of this champion horse and sire to the US.Silent Name and Hat Trick are doing well already as sires with Adena and Gainesway in just a short time
It is true amazing what Sunday Silence Progeny are doing in Japan, especially Stay Gold offspring. I really think american breeders made a big big mistake in letting him go...
  • yukichan · Of course it is hard to not list Deep Impact and his progeny when talking SS... · 637 days ago
  • SSilence86 · I used to think so. Way back when he was first sold and shipped to Japan I was very upset over the loss of "my" horses bloodlines here. As Sunday Silence is my absolute favorite. Anyway now, I'm sure he wound up where he was suppose to go. I honestly don't think he would have had the chance to be a great sire had he stayed here in the U.S. Japan brought their best mares to the breeding shed for him- they had a vision for him. And they were right. I don't think that the US breeders would have done that. I am now glad, that a long time ago, a black colt that was once wanted by no one, is now an icon. I knew he was special back then, and it is proven every year by his progeny. · 637 days ago
<3 Sunday Silence
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  • Junebug719 · Mary Z, just wish some one you cared about these horses beyond wanting them to run. · 891 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Junebug719, What? First, your wording is off, but what am I getting out of your meaning? Okay, breathing slowly here. Who are you talking about, me? "just wish some one you cared about these horse beyond wanting them to run." Is that, "I just wish you cared about these horses more than just wanting them to run." ? I'll wait for your reply. · 891 days ago
Hey, Cocoa2, how about Sunday Silence.. He was not eaten but he was so sick that he was given pain killers to keep him on his feet. His Japanese owner were discussing his pain when he laid down and died in his stall.. Do our great horses deserve such treatment? Shame on the US horse industry!! for seller our heros to those who abuse them... Shame shame. all for greed.
The rivalry with Easy Goer was great to watch
His impact to the Japanese Breeding industry ws much like Secretariat or A.P. Indy was to ours. Eight years as leading sire there. 16 yrs was too young to pass, however, you can bet on seeing a numerous SS offspring running and winning in JRA top races today.
Maybe the moderators need to take out the idiotic votes that came in during the last 24 hours!
Looks like the same dumb person is voting down not only Damascus and Ruffian and Buckpasser, but pretty much every great horse there is!

Sunday Silence - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details06/24/90Sunday Silence2ndHP81 1/4 mDHollywood Gold Cup-G1 3+ MCriminal TypeSunday SilenceOpening Verse1:59.80
View Details06/03/90Sunday Silence1stHP91 1/8 mDCalifornian-G1  Sunday SilenceStylish WinnerCharlatan III1:48.00
View DetailsView Video11/04/89Sunday Silence1stGP101 1/4 mDBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3 MSunday SilenceEasy GoerBlushing John2:00.20
View DetailsView Video09/24/89Sunday Silence1stLaD101 1/4 mDSuper Derby-G1 3 MSunday SilenceBig EarlAwe Inspiring2:03.10
View DetailsView Video07/23/89Sunday Silence2ndHP81 1/4 mDSwaps-G2 3 MPrizedSunday SilenceEndow 
View DetailsView Video06/10/89Sunday Silence2ndBel81 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MEasy GoerSunday SilenceLe Voyageur2:26.00
View DetailsView Video05/20/89Sunday Silence1stPim101 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MSunday SilenceEasy GoerRock Point 1:53.80
View DetailsView Video05/06/89Sunday Silence1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MSunday SilenceEasy GoerAwe Inspiring2:05.00
View DetailsView Video04/08/89Sunday Silence1stSA51 1/8 mDSanta Anita Derby-G1 3 MSunday SilenceFlying ContinentalMusic Merci1:47.60
View Details03/19/89Sunday Silence1stSA81 1/16 mDSan Felipe Stakes-G2  Sunday SilenceFlying ContinentalMusic Merci1:42.60
View Details03/02/89Sunday Silence1stSA76 1/2 fDAllow  Sunday SilenceHeroic TypeMight Be Right1:15.40
View Details12/03/88Sunday Silence2ndHP36 1/2 fDAllow  HoustonSunday SilenceThree Times Older1:16.60
View Details11/13/88Sunday Silence1stHP26 fDMSW  Sunday SilenceMoment Of TimeNorthern Drama1:09.40
View Details10/30/88Sunday Silence2ndSA66 1/2 fDMSW  Caro LoverSunday SilenceGreen Storm1:17.00