December 14th, 2021

SILVER STATE An Instant Hit With Breeders

An accomplished Grade 1 winning racehorse and $450,000 yearling, breeders have just had to take one look at new Claiborne stallion SILVER STATE to add him to their 2022 breeding plans.

“Everyone who has come to see him has absolutely loved him,” Walker Hancock told Thoroughbred Daily News. “They can’t get enough of him. We’ve even sold shares to him just with people who have come out to see him. The comments we get are that people didn’t realize how big he is. He’s 16’3 and is dappled out right now, so he looks fantastic.”

Already given “Silver” honors in Thoroughbred Daily News’s Value Sires series last month, the grandson of top Claiborne sire Danzig was one that Claiborne was looking at adding to their roster even before his Met Mile (G1) victory in June.

“One of the reasons that we really thought he could be a successful stallion here is that we think he will nick really well with a lot of our mares,” Hancock explained in the article. “The Danzig over BLAME and Arch nick is one that we’re really high on, so we think Silver State will complement them really well.”

Read more at Thoroughbred Daily News.

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