HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Silic (FR)

  • Jockey
    C. Nakatani
  • Trainer
    J. Canani
  • Owner
    J. T. Lanni, B. Schiappa, K. Poslosky et al
  • Breeder
    M. Armenio Simoes de Almeida
  • Sire
    Sillery
  • Dam
    Balletomane (IRE)

Silic was at his best when racing at one mile and he flaunted his speed and stamina by charging from off the pace to score a narrow victory in the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Gulfstream Park over a star-studded international line-up. After launching his career in his native France where he won a Group 3 stakes race, Silic was sent to California where he won a pair of graded stakes races at his favorite distance in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup. Owned by Terrence Lanni, Bernard Schiappa and Kenneth Proslosky, Silic was nearly last in the field of 14 before sweeping the outside of his rivals to challenge for the lead. He held on to win the Mile by a head for trainer Julio Canani and jockey Corey Nakatani. Silic won another one-mile Grade 1 race before retiring to stud duty with eight wins in 15 starts and earnings of $1.4 million.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
June 18, 2000Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile S.HOLLYWOOD PARK11
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 06, 1999Breeders' Cup MileGULFSTREAM PARK11
October 16, 1999Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile S.SANTA ANITA PARK31
September 19, 1999Atto Mile S.WOODBINE15
June 13, 1999Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile S.HOLLYWOOD PARK21
April 25, 1999San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile H.GOLDEN GATE FIELDS24
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 11, 1998Itsallgreektome S.HOLLYWOOD PARK 5
October 04, 1998Prix du Rond PointLONGCHAMP24
June 07, 1998Prix de la JonchereCHANTILLY31
May 13, 1998Prix de PontarmeCHANTILLY 1
April 30, 1998Prix de TivoliLONGCHAMP 1
April 09, 1998Prix DjebelMAISONS-LAFFITTE 2
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 04, 1997Prix de CondeLONGCHAMP34
September 07, 1997Prix des AiglesLONGCHAMP 1
August 16, 1997Prix de TancarvilleDEAUVILLE 2