314 days

Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
C. McCarron
Trainer: 
C. Whittingham
Owner: 
A. B. Hancock III, E. Gaillard & C. Whittingham
Breeder: 
Oak Cliff Thoroughbreds Ltd.

In one of the most anticipated duels in Breeders’ Cup history, Sunday Silence held off Easy Goer by a neck to win the sixth running of the Classic at Gulfstream Park. The victory earned Sunday Silence 1989 Eclipse Awards as champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year in a campaign in which he defeated Easy Goer in three of four meetings. The victory was the third of nine in the Breeders’ Cup for Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and the last of two for Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham.

A winner at six tracks in his career, Sunday Silence won his first race in his second start on Nov. 13, 1988 at Hollywood Park. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup victory, Sunday Silence won five other Grade 1 races including the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sunday Silence was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1996.

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  • 1989 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1989 Classic

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Sunday Silence
Halo
Hail to Reason
Turn-to
Nothirdchance
Cosmah
Cosmic Bomb
Almahmoud
Wishing Well
Understanding
Promised Land
Pretty Ways
Mountain Flower
Montparnasse II
Edelweiss

Career Highlights

March 25, 1986
Born.
May 6, 1989
Wins Kentucky Derby.
November 4, 1989
Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park.
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
March 25, 1986
Born.