At a glance

  • Gelding, Ontario-bred, foaled April 7, 2020
  • By Silent Name out of Spun Lace
  • Trainer: Kevin Attard
  • Originally purchased as a weanling at the 2020 Keeneland November Sale. The Canuck Racing Club acquired an ownership stake in this dark bay gelding as a 3 year old and he took us to the King’s Plate in our club’s first year of racing.
  • Record 5 starts, 1-1-1 (now retired)

Behind the name

Many of the progeny of Silent Name also feature “Silent” in their names) include Silent Poet (foaled in 2015, 31 races, 11-7-4), Silent Fortune (foaled in 2020, 4 starts in 2022/23, record 1-2-0), and Silent Miracle (foaled in 2020, 3 races in 2022/23, record 2-0-1).

About the sire

Silent Name is a multiple graded stakes winning Japanese-bred who retired after 23 starts with a 6-2-4 record that included wins in the Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup Stakes, in the Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita, and in races at Deauville-La Touques in France.

About the dam

EnjoytheSilent is out of Spun Lace, a filly by Hard Spun, the PA-bred champion and second place Kentucky Derby finisher who retired after 13 starts with a record of 7-3-1 and more than $2.6 million in purses earned in races such as the Breeder’s Cup, the Preakness, Belmont Stakes, and the Haskell Invitational.

Zestina, the full sister of EnjoytheSIlent (same sire and dam) already proved herself at the mile and a quarter distance associated with Triple Crown races. Zestina is a speedy graded stakes placed winner who had her best season as a 3-year old when she ran 8 races and finished 4-1-3. Her career record was 4-2-5 in 15 starts between 2017 to 2019.

About the breeder

Zestina, EnjoytheSilent and 2022 Queen’s Plate winner Moira (found, purchased and co-owned by Canuck Racing Club’s managing partner Donato Lanni) were all bred by Frank Stronach at Adena Springs. Frank and his team are known for doing things right. In the US, Adena Springs has won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder eight times, one of which was Stronach winning the award in his own name. North of the border, Adena Springs has won the Canadian Sovereign Award for Outstanding Breeder eight times, plus four earlier wins under Stronach’s own name.

Frank’s racing operation, Stronach Stables, has owned and raced notable thoroughbreds including Ghostzapper, winner of the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic, an Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year, and honours as the World’s Top Ranked Horse in 2004. In Canada, Frank Stronach/Stronach Stables has won the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Owner nine times along with three Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Owner in the US in 1998, 1999, and 2000.

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