Son of Sunday Silence to stand in Ireland
BRIDGE House Stud in Co. Westmeath has secured the first son of Sunday Silence to stand in Ireland. In a deal negotiated by Will Barrons Bloodstock, the Grade 2 winner Six Sense will join the operation after standing at Lex Stud in Japan.
A prolific champion sire in Japan, Sunday Silence died in 2002. His influence has spread to Europe, with Haras de Lonray in France having stood his sons Divine Light, Great Journey and Samson Happy. Divine Light sired last year's 1,000 Guineas heroine Natagora.
Sunday Silence: the sire now has sons at stud in the UK and IrelandPICTURE: Shadai Stallion Station
Vita Rosa, the first son of Sunday Silence to stand in the UK, was acquired by Lanwades Stud in Newmarket and will begin covering duties there in the forthcoming breeding season.
Out of the Group 2-winning Danehill mare Daneskaya, Six Sense won two of his 14 starts. He also finished second to Deep Impact in the Satsuki Sho in Japan, and second to Ouija Board in the Hong Kong Vase.
James Acheson, who along with Trevor Badger is a partner in the management of Bridge House Stud, said: “By introducing Six Sense to Ireland we believe that we are offering domestic breeders another string to their bow when making stallion selections for 2009.
“With the economic climate taking its toll on breeders and vendors alike, we felt that a horse that offers Flat breeders something fresh and different at an affordable price is a good option all round.
"Six Sense raced against world-class opposition in Japan and Hong Kong and as a son of Sunday Silence out of a Group 2-winning, Group 1-performing Danehill mare, we are very happy to have secured him."
Six Sense will stand for €4,500 SLF, and can be viewed in early February. Bridge House Stud also stands Prince Arch and Let The Lion Roar.