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The best racemares make the best producers, and one of the best racemares of her time was Memories of Silver, a daughter of the high-quality sire Silver Hawk and the Little Current mare All My Memories. The latter is a daughter of graded stakes winner Java Moon (by Graustark and out of the major producer Golden Trail).

This family has been cultivated the past 50 years primarily at Darby Dan Farm, and the Galbreath / Phillips Racing Partnership bred and raced both Memories of Silver and her daughter.

Memories of Silver has produced three stakes winners now. Her first two were by Storm Cat and were useful horses but no more. In Winter Memories, however, the dam has produced a filly of very high class who appears likely to become a multiple G1 winner like her dam.

The produce record is below:

1st Dam: MEMORIES OF SILVER, b, 1993. Bred by Galbreath/Phillips RacingPartnership (KY). Raced 3 yrs in NA, 19 sts, 9 wins, $1,448,715 (ssi = 43.60). Won Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (g1), Beverly D. S. (g1), Diana Handicap (g2), Nijana S. (g3), Just A Game Breeders’ Cup Handicap (g3), Ballston Spa Breeders’ Cup Handicap (g3), Lake George S. (1st Div), Robert G. Dick Memorial Handicap; 2nd New York Handicap (g2), Vinery First Lady S.; 3rd Matriarch S. (g1), Yellow Ribbon S. (g1), Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (g1).

2000: BRITISH BLUE, ch c, by Storm Cat. Raced 6 yrs in NA, 27 sts, 6 wins, $200,021 (ssi = 2.22). Won Tri-State Handicap. $2,400,000, Keeneland July 2001.
2001: WAR TRACE, b c, by Storm Cat. Raced 2 yrs in NA, 7 sts, 3 wins, $86,538 (ssi = 4.32). Won Choice S.
2002: Bridal Memories, ch f, by Unbridled.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2003: Barren.
2004: Memories For Us, dk b/ f, by Street Cry (IRE).  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2005: Star Silver, b f, by Aldebaran.  Unraced in NA, Eng and Fr.
2006: Recollect, ch f, by El Prado (IRE). Raced 1 yr in NA, 8 sts, 0 wins, $17,132.
2007: La Cloche, b f, by Ghostzapper. Raced 3 yrs in NA, 13 sts, 3 wins, $134,883. 2nd Pucker Up S. (g3).
2008: WINTER MEMORIES.
At 2: Won Miss Grillo S. (g3); 2nd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (g2).
At 3: Won Garden City S. (g1), Lake George S. (g2), Sands Point S. (g2), Appalachian S. (g3).
2009: No record.
2010: Unnamed foal, b c, by Bluegrass Cat.
2011: Unnamed foal, b c, by Tiznow.

Broodmare sire: SILVER HAWK, b, 1979-2008. Sire of 309 dams of 1367 foals, 1035 rnrs (76%), 603 wnrs (44%), 172 2yo wnrs (13%), 73 sw (5%).

2nd Dam: All My Memories, b, 1979-1998. Bred by John W. Galbreath (Ky). Raced 1 yr in NA, 7 sts, 1 wins, $23,860 (ssi = 3.64). Dam of MEMORIES (f, Hail The Pirates, $92,540. Won Miss Grillo S. (g2). Dam of RUSSIAN REVIVAL,Tobruk (Ire).), MEMORIES OF GOLD (f, Time for a Change, $114,589. Won Serena’s Song S.; 3rd Shirley Jones Handicap (g3)), Childhood Memories (f, The Minstrel, $41,212. $13,608. 3rd Ruby S.), Spark Hawk (c, Silver Hawk. $964,793. 2nd American Jockey Club Cup.).

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