Pencarrow Present Only Yearling From a Sunday Silence Mare at Karaka

The emphatic five length win by two-year-old More Joyous on debut in Sydney for Gai Waterhouse over the weekend reflected the next wave of dominance by champion sire, Sunday Silence, as a broodmare sire.

Based in Japan, Sunday Silence (Halo – Wishing Well, by Understanding) boasts 44 Group 1 winners (including Japan-1) to date, including, from an Australian-bred crop, Sunday Joy (ex Joie Denise, by Danehill), winner of the Group 1 Australian Oaks and dam of new Group 1 Golden Slipper favourite More Joyous.

A winner of both the Japanese General Sire and Broodmare Sires Championship in 2007, Sunday Silence's daughters have already left more winners than he did during his career, and he is still a relatively young broodmare sire considering he only met his demise six years ago.

His daughters have left 743 winners, fifty-two of these being stakes winners. They include eight Group 1 winners such as Group 1 Dubai Duty Free and Group 1 Japan Cup winner Admire Moon (End Sweep) and Group 1 Cigar Mile winner Tale of Ekati (Tale of the Cat).

Karaka vendor, Pencarrow Stud, also produced a Group 1 placed mare, Stanica, second in the Group 1 Avondale Cup, from their Sunday Silence mare Love Connection. Love Connection is out of stakes winning Pleasureconnection (Danzig Connection) from a good North American family.

Love Connection will be represented by a Redoute’s Choice colt at Karaka 2009, at Lot 98 (pictured). The colt is the only yearling out of a Sunday Silence mare at Karaka 2009 and has a lot of presence according to Stud Manager Leon Casey.

“There is a lot of his dam-sire Sunday Silence about him, an athletic, correct type with a real touch of class.”

This colt is scheduled to sell at 2pm on Monday at Karaka.

Pencarrow Stud will also offer one of two yearlings by Sunday Silence’s 2004 Japan Horse of the Year Zenno Rob Roy (ex Roamin Rachel, by Mining) in the Premier Session.
At Lot 121, the chestnut colt is out of Japanese mare Miller’s Pride (Lammtarra), herself the daughter of a Group 1 placed Mill Reef mare, and the grand-daughter of Par Excellence (L’Enjoleur) the 1979 champion two-year-old of Canada.