Protonico (3, c, Giant’s Causeway/Alpha Spirit) is entered in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Friday. Last seen out winning the G3 Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct, Protonico will face 8 others in the race. He currently has 4 wins in 7 lifetime starts and earnings of $389,715. He was bred in Kentucky by International Equities Holding, Inc. and races for Sumaya U.S. Stable.
Nice Number (3,f, Pioneerof the Nile/Sunny Nature (GB)) won by six lengths yesterday at the Fair Grounds in an Allowance/Optional Claiming Race. She now has 3 wins in 6 lifetime starts and earnings of $61,985. Nice Number was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm and Dr. Ted Folkerth.
Congratulations to Brookdale graduate Kamchatka who finished 1st by 2 1/2 lengths on Thursday at Hawthorne in Race 4. Kamchatka was bred in Kentucky by Mr. Delfiner.
Brookdale Sales, agent for Aislabie Bloodstock consigned Strawberrydaiquiri the eight year old mare by Dansili in foal to Dubawi. She was purchased for $1.45 million on November 5th at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Her ticket was signed by Benoit Jeffroy of Mandore International Agency.
War Story (Northern Afleet/Belle Watling) bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III finished 1st by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday in race 5 at Churchill Downs.
Hip 136 Sarah Lynx (IRE) beat the boys at Woodbine in the Pattison Canadian International in 2011 to earn her Grade 1 winning status. Having earned over $1million on the track, she would be a lovely addition to anyone’s broodmare band. She is in foal off a February cover to leading sire Street Cry (IRE).
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Major Sire Silver Deputy was euthanized on October 4th due to the infirmities of old age. The 29-year-old son of Deputy Minister-Silver Valley, by Mr. Prospector had been pensioned since 2008 at Brookdale Farm.
From the first foal crop by two-time Leading Sire Deputy Minister, Silver Deputy was purchased for $200,000 by Windfields Farm at the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale. Undefeated in two starts at 2 in the Wildfields silks, he captured Woodbine’s Swynford Stakes impressively before sustaining a career-ending knee injury.
Silver Deputy entered stud at Windfields Farm in Ontario, Canada for an initial fee of $2,500 in 1989, and became an immediate sensation with his first crop to race, finishing a close runner-up to Forty Niner on the 1992 North American Freshmen Sire List. He was then moved to Brookdale Farm where he spent the remainder of his career. His stud fee rose to $75,000 in 2000.
Ranked among the leading North American sires in 1998 and 1999, Silver Deputy sired 694 winners of more than $88 million, including seven champions and 88 stakes winners. His leading progeny include dual Eclipse champion Silverbulletday, Canadian champions Archers Bay, Deputy Inxs, Deputy Jane West, Scotzanna, Poetically, and Larkwhistle. His sons at stud include 2007 Leading North American Freshmen Sire Posse, Spring At Last, Badge of Silver, and Archers Bay.
Silver Deputy was buried at Brookdale Farm.