Silver Charm

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Silver Charm
Sire Silver Buck
Grandsire Buckpasser
Dam Bonnie's Poker
Damsire Poker
Sex Stallion
Foaled February 22, 1994
Country USA
Colour Gray
Breeder Mary Lou Wootton
Owner Bob & Beverly Lewis
Trainer Bob Baffert
Record 24: 12-7-2
Earnings $6,944,369
Major wins

Del Mar Futurity (1996)
San Vicente Stakes (1997)
San Fernando Stakes (1998)
Clark Handicap (1998)
Dubai World Cup (1998)
Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap (1998)
San Pasqual Handicap (1999)
Goodwood Stakes (1998)
Strub Stakes (1998)

American Triple Crown Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1997)
Preakness Stakes (1997)
Awards
United States Champion 3-Year-Old Colt (1997)
Honours
United States' Racing Hall of Fame (2007)
#63 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Last updated on May 30, 2006

Silver Charm (Foaled February 22, 1994) is an American Champion Thoroughbred race horse. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Gary Stevens, Silver Charm will be remembered most for winning the 1997 Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in the Triple Crown.

Late racing career[edit]

Silver Charm lost the third jewel of the triple crown by placing second in the Belmont Stakes to Touch Gold, by half a length. He was voted the 1997 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Three-Year-Old Male Horse. Racing at age 4, Silver Charm won the 1998 Dubai World Cup. For some time, he stood at Three Chimneys Farm. Then, purchased by the Japan Breeders Association, Silver Charm was retired to stud in Japan. He stood at the Shizunai Stallion Station in December 2004. In 2008 he stood at the Shichinohe Stallion Station. As of the 2009 breeding season, he is standing at the Iburi Stallion Station.

In the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century, Silver Charm was ranked #63.

In 2007, Silver Charm was elected to the United States' Racing Hall of Fame.

Stud career and retirement[edit]

When Silver Charm went to Japan to the Shizunai Stallion Station in 2004, there was a clause in his sales contract called a "buy-back clause." Ever since the death of Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, who was sent to a slaughterhouse in Japan when his breeding days were done, the New York Owners and Breeder's Association, based in Saratoga Springs, New York, has begun asking for a small voluntary per-race charge (collected from owners of New York Breds) called the "Ferdinand Fee." These monies are intended for the Bluegrass Charities and the Thoroughbred Charities of America to help them fund racehorse rescue and retirement groups. Some owners are now including buy-back clauses within their stallion contracts. Silver Charm is one of those stallions, as is Roses in May.

On October 29, 2014, it was announced jointly by Three Chimneys Farm and Old Friends Farm that Silver Charm would return from Japan and be retired permanently at Old Friends Equine.[1]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Silver Charm
Sire
Silver Buck

gray 1978

Buckpasser

bay 1963

Tom Fool
bay 1949
Menow
Gaga
Busanda
black 1947
War Admiral
Businesslike
Silver True

gray 1964

Hail To Reason
brown 1958
Turn-To
Nothirdchance
Silver Fog
gray 1944
Mahmoud
Equilette
Dam
Bonnie Poker

dark brown 1982

Poker

bay 1963

Round Table
bay 1954
Princequillo
Knights Daughter
Glamour
bay 1953
Nasrullah
Striking
What A Surprise

bay 1968

Wise Margin
bay 1950
Market Wise
One Ripple
Militant Miss
brown 1951
Faultless
Miss Militant

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