On a recent visit to Darby Dan Farm here in Lexington, I glimpsed G1 winner Memories of Silver as she was going out to her morning pasture. That prompted further interest in her when her daughter Winter Memories won the G2 Sands Point Stakes at Belmont over the holiday weekend.
So here is the current reading on the mare’s produce:
1st Dam: MEMORIES OF SILVER, b, 1993. Bred by Galbreath/ Phillips Racing Partnership (KY). Raced 3 yrs in NA, 19 sts, 9 wins, $1,448,715 (ssi = 43.6). Won Beverly D. S. (gr. 1), Queen Elizabeth 2nd Challenge Cup S (gr. 1), Diana Handicap (gr. 2), Ballston Spa Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. 3), Just A Game Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. 3), Nijana S. (gr. 3), Lake George S. (1st Div), Robert G. Dick Memorial Handicap; 2nd New York Handicap (gr. 2), Vinery First Lady S.; 3rd Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (gr. 1), Matriarch S. (gr. 1), Yellow Ribbon S. (gr. 1).
|2000:||BRITISH BLUE, ch c, by Storm Cat. Raced 7 yrs in NA and Eng, 29 sts, 6 wins, $201,102 (ssi = 3.78). Won Tri-State Handicap. ($2,400,000, 2001, keejul, yrlg)|
|2001:||WAR TRACE, b c, by Storm Cat. Raced 2 yrs in NA, 7 sts, 3 wins, $86,538 (ssi = 4.33). Won Choice S.|
|2002:||Bridal Memories, ch f, by Unbridled. Unraced in NA, Eng, and Fr.|
|2004:||Memories For Us, dkbbr f, by Street Cry (IRE). Unraced in NA, Eng, and Fr.|
|2005:||Star Silver, f, by Aldebaran. Unraced in NA, Eng, and Fr. ($40,000, 2009, keenov, brdmr)|
|2006:||Recollect, ch f, by El Prado (IRE). Raced 1 yr in NA, 8 sts, 0 wins, $17,132 (ssi = 0.73). ($32,000, 2010, keejan, rac age)|
|2007:||La Cloche, b f, by Ghostzapper. Raced 3 yrs in NA, 11 sts, 3 wins, $128,883 (ssi = 4.07). 2nd Pucker Up S. (gr. 3).|
|At 2: Won Miss Grillo Breeders’ Cup S. (gr. 3); 2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. 2).|
|At 3: Won Appalachian S. (gr. 3), Sands Point S. (gr. 2).|
|2010:||Unnamed foal, b c, by Bluegrass Cat.|
|2011:||Unnamed foal, c, by Tiznow.|
The daughter of Silver Hawk has now three stakes winners and a graded-placed runner from eight foals of racing age. Not bad.