This compact fellow immediately appealed to me because he reminds me of another dark bay who was one of my all-time favorite racehorses from several years ago. He is just adorable!
Sired by 2006 Belmont Stakes winner Jazil, Silver is smaller in stature but has a solid, well conformed body and, at 3 years old, he still has years of growing ahead of him. We admired his powerful looking engine and deep shoulder, topped off with a gleaming, almost black coat.
Silver was very sick as a youngster and he retains a remnant of that illness which is more a badge of his resilience and someone’s resolve to pull him through. After discussing his case with a veterinarian who is familiar with it (but not the surgeon) we understand that he had surgery last year to resect one of his ribs that had become infected by a pleural effusion when he contracted pneumonia. A hole remains at the surgical site which we are told doesn’t bother him and requires once or twice daily cleaning. The current trainer has had him since December and the hole remains unchanged.
Silver is apparently very quiet and not studdish but gelding is simple and cheap. He is also lightly raced with only 5 lifetime starts. He had breezed the morning of his interview and was a bit tired, and his connections have agreed that he is not racing material.
We think that this cutie will be a gem with some TLC and time off the track.
Contact Angel Lopez 315-719-4252