Silver Deputy

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Silver Deputy
SireDeputy Minister
GrandsireVice Regent
DamSilver Valley
DamsireMr. Prospector
ColourDark bay/brown
BreederInternational Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.
OwnerWindfields Farm
TrainerMacdonald Benson
Record2: 2-0-0
Major wins
Swynford Stakes (1998)
Silver Deputy Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack

Silver Deputy (February 25, 1985, in Ontario – October 4, 2014)[1] was a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse best known as a top sire in North America. He was a son of Deputy Minister, who was an Eclipse and Sovereign Award winning runner and the 1997/98 Leading sire in North America. His dam was Silver Valley, a daughter of Mr. Prospector, the 1987/88 Leading sire in North America and nine-time Leading broodmare sire in North America.[2]

Silver Deputy was purchased for $200,000 by Windfields Farm of Oshawa, Ontario at the Fasig-Tipton July 1986 select yearling auction in Kentucky. After he won the Grade III Swynford Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack, an injury ended his racing career and he began stallion duty in 1989. He initially stood at stud Windfields Farm in Canada, but his immediate success led to demand from United States breeders and he was sent to stand at Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Kentucky, where he became one of the most consistent stallions in the state.[3]

Stud record[edit]

A sire of more than 75 stakes winners, Silver Deputy produced Hall of Fame inductee Silverbulletday. His other top runners include:

Silver Deputy was pensioned in September 2008. [4]


Pedigree of Silver Deputy, Dark Bay/Brown stallion, 1985
Deputy Minister
Vice Regent Northern Dancer Nearctic
Victoria Regina Menetrier
Mint Copy Bunty's Flight Bunty Lawless
Shakney Jabneh
Grass Shack
Silver Valley
Mr. Prospector Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Gold Digger Nashua
Seven Valleys Road At Sea Bald Eagle
Proud Pied Seven Corners
Ancient History (family: 2-s)


  1. ^ "Major Sire Silver Deputy Euthanized at Age 29 - News,". Archived from the original on 2015-02-08.
  2. ^ Pedigree Query
  3. ^ February 4, 2009 spotlight on silver deputy
  4. ^ - September 8, 2008