October 30, 2004 |
Silver Charm, the winner of the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been sold and will continue his career as a stallion in Japan. The 10-year-old son of Silver Buck, who hasn't been a particularly successful sire at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., since his retirement from racing in 1999, was sold to the Japan Racing Assn. for an undisclosed price. Robert Clay, the syndicate manager, announced the sale.
February 2, 2003 |
By winning Saturday's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita, Kafwain continued on an imposing trail. Silver Charm won the San Vicente in 1997, and three months later won the Kentucky Derby. There's another Silver Charm-Kafwain connection. Silver Charm holds the record for the San Vicente, which has been run at seven furlongs since Swaps won it in 1955, but Kafwain came close Saturday. His time of 1 minute 21.12 seconds just missed Silver Charm's 1:21.07 clocking.
May 14, 2002 |
Silver Charm won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 1997 and Real Quiet took the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1998. Their trainer, Bob Baffert, says his newly acquired Kentucky Derby winner, War Emblem, is "as good as a Real Quiet or a Silver Charm." "He's as good as any horse I brought there," continued Baffert, recalling all 11 of his previous starters in America's most famous race. "But I'd like to have Point Given for the last two legs."
February 2, 2002 |
This year, more than most years, the Kentucky Derby winner could come from anywhere, which might be encouragement for the seven horses running today in the San Vicente Stakes, even though some of them appear to have distance limitations. The field for the seven-furlong San Vicente can take inspiration from Silver Charm, who used a win in the Santa Anita stake in 1997 to launch his 3-year-old season, a year marked by wins in the Derby and the Preakness.
October 19, 1999
Bob and Beverly Lewis, owners of Silver Charm and Charismatic, horses that nearly won the Triple Crown in two of the last three years, and jockey Kent Desormeaux will speak at the Sports Newsmakers Luncheon today at the Arrowhead Pond. Silver Charm won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness before losing at the Belmont Stakes in 1997. Charismatic followed the same path this year. Silver Charm received the Eclipse Award as the top 3-year-old in 1997.
June 14, 1999 |
One of the most popular thoroughbreds to race, Silver Charm, who counted the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness among his dozen wins, has been retired. The decision was made by trainer Bob Baffert and owners Bob and Beverly Lewis after the 5-year-old gray son of Silver Buck finished a lackluster fourth in the Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs. After winning the San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita on Jan.