December 21st, 2022

SILVER STATE Earns Golden Honor from TDN

A tough racehorse who won six consecutive races, led by the Metropolitan Handicap (G1), SILVER STATE was a popular first season sire last year with 171 mares visiting his court and it’s no surprise he’s earned Gold status in the Thoroughbred Daily News Value Sires – First Foals Due piece.

“All the Classic branding in SILVER STATE’s pedigree, moreover, boiled down into plenty of commercial speed–this is the author of five triple-digit Beyers, remember, who launched his big spree with a seven-length romp in a sprint–and he is a thing of beauty. As a $450,000 yearling, he was the fourth most expensive Hard Spun of his crop but has since matured into his big frame as a real prince. He’s 16.3 but so buoyant and smooth that you would barely know it,” said author Chris McGrath.

It’s the second year in a row SILVER STATE earns a spot on the podium after taking the Silver position last year but McGrath admits his popularity with breeders earns him a rise in the ratings this year.

“The silver medal was too obvious a magnet for a horse bearing this name last year, but in the circumstances, it feels imperative to move him up a step,” he said. “If his first book has a surprisingly modern size, the horse himself is a throwback– from his pedigree, to that invincible sequence wrought from resilience as well as class–and he feels a beautiful fit at his grandsire’s home farm.”

Read more of McGrath’s assessment about SILVER STATE on Thoroughbred Daily News here.

Silver State
VIEW ALL
01.22.23
RUNHAPPY’s Happy American Wins Louisiana Stakes (G3)
READ STORY
01.14.23
$650,000 WAR FRONT Daughter Tops Keeneland January to Lead Claiborn...
READ STORY
12.31.22
Grade 3 Winner Stolen Holiday Ends WAR FRONT’s 2022 On a High Note
READ STORY

CLAIBORNE FARM
NEWSLETTER