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November 17, 1989 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After half an hour of arthroscopic surgery to remove two tiny bone chips in his right knee and another hour in recovery, Sunday Silence was back in his stall at Hollywood Park shortly after noon Thursday and looking for something to eat. "He's tough, isn't he?" said Charlie Whittingham, trainer and part owner of the flashy black colt, who nailed down horse-of-the-year honors by winning the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla.
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September 11, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Sunday Silence won't be spending the rest of his days in Paris, Ky., after all. The sale of the 1989 horse of the year to Zenya Yoshida, who had bought a 25% interest in the 4-year-old son of Halo last March, was announced Monday, and Sunday Silence will be moved to Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Tokyo. Shadai is the longtime leading breeder in Japan. No price was disclosed, but Yoshida paid a reported $2.25 million when he bought his share from Arthur Hancock, trainer Charlie Whittingham and Dr.
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March 9, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE
Zenya Yoshida, one of Japan's leading breeders, has bought a 25% interest in Sunday Silence, the 1989 Kentucky Derby winner and horse of the year, for $2.25 million. Arthur Hancock and his minority partners, trainer Charlie Whittingham and Dr. Ernest Gaillard, reportedly turned down a $10-million offer from Yoshida for the entire horse, which would have resulted in Sunday Silence's being sent to Japan when his stud career begins next year.
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August 3, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday Silence, the 1989 3-year-old champion nobody wanted in his youth, was retired Thursday after suffering a slight tear in a ligament below his left front ankle in a workout in preparation for the Arlington Challenge Cup. He was the final important victim of the Challenge Cup, a race that will be run Saturday without all its star horses and without national television coverage.
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August 3, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday Silence, the 1989 3-year-old champion nobody wanted in his youth, was retired Thursday after suffering a slight tear in a ligament below his left front ankle in a workout in preparation for the Arlington Challenge Cup. He was the final important victim of the Challenge Cup, a race that will be run Saturday without all its star horses and without national television coverage.
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August 29, 1989 | ALISA SAMUELS, Times Staff Writer
As did most bettors, a 25-year-old clerk at Hollywood Park thought that Sunday Silence was a sure thing in the eighth race on July 23. So, Inglewood police say, the clerk took $2,000 in track funds and bet on the horse, which won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and was a 1-5 favorite. But Sunday Silence came in second, losing to Prized by three-quarters of a length. The clerk has admitted losing more than $5,000 in track money that day, police said.
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November 4, 1989 | BOB MIESZERSKI
The races that will attract most of the attention at Santa Anita today will be contested far from Arcadia. Although eight races will be run locally, Breeders' Cup VI is the main attraction. Specifically, the $3-million Classic, featuring a fourth meeting between Sunday Silence and Easy Goer and the first since the latter's romp in the Belmont Stakes. Most observers think a similar result is a certainty at Gulfstream Park, along with Easy Goer's acclamation as horse of the year and decade.
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January 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Sunday Silence, who won two jewels of the Triple Crown and beat Easy Goer in the Breeders' Cup Classic, was voted 3-year-old colt of the year in the Eclipse Awards, it was announced Monday. Sunday Silence, expected to be voted horse of the year, missed winning the Triple Crown when he was beaten by Easy Goer in the Belmont Stakes. Rhythm, a leading candidate to win the 1990 Kentucky Derby and a stablemate of Easy Goer, was voted champion 2-year-old.
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June 25, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charlie Whittingham and Pat Valenzuela can't wait for the rematch. Or weight for it. Both trainer and jockey pointed to the five pounds Criminal Type, the front-runner for horse-of-the-year honors, received from 1989's horse of the year as the difference in Sunday's Hollywood Gold Cup. "At equal weights, I think we would have beaten him," said Whittingham after Sunday Silence fell a head short carrying 126 pounds. "He (Criminal Type) picks up one pound after beating the best horses in New York."
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January 28, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY
Sunday Silence finally beat Easy Goer by a mile on Saturday when the 3-year-old champion of 1989 overwhelmed his East Coast nemesis in balloting for horse of the year. The near black colt with the squiggle of white down his face received 223 of 242 votes, based on a season that included victories over Easy Goer in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic.
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June 25, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charlie Whittingham and Pat Valenzuela can't wait for the rematch. Or weight for it. Both trainer and jockey pointed to the five pounds Criminal Type, the front-runner for horse-of-the-year honors, received from 1989's horse of the year as the difference in Sunday's Hollywood Gold Cup. "At equal weights, I think we would have beaten him," said Whittingham after Sunday Silence fell a head short carrying 126 pounds. "He (Criminal Type) picks up one pound after beating the best horses in New York."
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June 24, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where's Easy Goer? That's the question trainer Wayne Lukas is semi-seriously asking as he sends out Criminal Type today to run against a field that's already loaded in the $1-million Hollywood Gold Cup. Sunday Silence, the 1989 horse of the year; stablemate Ruhlmann, this year's Santa Anita Handicap winner; and Opening Verse, who has won three of his last four starts, are enough opposition for any horse, without including a runner of Easy Goer's caliber.
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March 9, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE
Zenya Yoshida, one of Japan's leading breeders, has bought a 25% interest in Sunday Silence, the 1989 Kentucky Derby winner and horse of the year, for $2.25 million. Arthur Hancock and his minority partners, trainer Charlie Whittingham and Dr. Ernest Gaillard, reportedly turned down a $10-million offer from Yoshida for the entire horse, which would have resulted in Sunday Silence's being sent to Japan when his stud career begins next year.
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January 28, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY
Sunday Silence finally beat Easy Goer by a mile on Saturday when the 3-year-old champion of 1989 overwhelmed his East Coast nemesis in balloting for horse of the year. The near black colt with the squiggle of white down his face received 223 of 242 votes, based on a season that included victories over Easy Goer in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic.
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January 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Sunday Silence, who won two jewels of the Triple Crown and beat Easy Goer in the Breeders' Cup Classic, was voted 3-year-old colt of the year in the Eclipse Awards, it was announced Monday. Sunday Silence, expected to be voted horse of the year, missed winning the Triple Crown when he was beaten by Easy Goer in the Belmont Stakes. Rhythm, a leading candidate to win the 1990 Kentucky Derby and a stablemate of Easy Goer, was voted champion 2-year-old.
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December 6, 1989 | ANDREW BEYER, WASHINGTON POST
This is the time of year when voters are traditionally pondering or debating their selections for the horse-of-the-year title or other Eclipse Awards. In 1988 the choice between Alysheba and the undefeated filly Personal Ensign prompted deep soul-searching. In 1987 any discussion of the merits of Alysheba and Ferdinand could turn into a heated argument. But this year, for once, the thoroughbred season came to a climax at the Breeders' Cup that was as decisive as it was dramatic.
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November 4, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Wayne Lukas doesn't expect to win today's $3-million Breeders' Cup Classic with Slew City Slew--the well-traveled 5-year-old is going to stud and running at Gulfstream Park just seemed like a good idea. But Lukas does think that Sunday Silence will beat Easy Goer in this showdown for the horse-of-the-year title.
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October 30, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a handicap division that is one of the weakest in years, and a crop of 3-year-olds that has been neither deep nor consistent, the Breeders' Cup is expected to have an exciting race Saturday when the $3-million Classic is run at Gulfstream Park. The renewal of the Triple Crown rivalry between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence has created the most anticipation for a Breeders' Cup stake since the annual seven-race extravaganza began in 1984.
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November 17, 1989 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After half an hour of arthroscopic surgery to remove two tiny bone chips in his right knee and another hour in recovery, Sunday Silence was back in his stall at Hollywood Park shortly after noon Thursday and looking for something to eat. "He's tough, isn't he?" said Charlie Whittingham, trainer and part owner of the flashy black colt, who nailed down horse-of-the-year honors by winning the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 4 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla.
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