Silent Hill gave promising young sire Marchfield his 14th individual winner when she scored at Fort Erie on Tuesday. The filly, who was sent off an odds on favourite, won easily, scoring a two length victory in a maiden plate over 1700m.
Marchfield, whose first Northern Hemisphere crop are now three, has been represented 39 runners to date, of which 14 have won thus far.
His first crop includes the classic contenders Easy Indyo and Fields of Courage, with the latter having run third in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes in
Another talented performer to have emerged from Marchfield’s first crop is the stakes placed Bear At Last.
Marchfield himself was a champion sired by a champion out of a champion. The dual Canadian Champion, whose sire is none other than the legendary racehorse and sire A P Indy, will be represented by his first South African yearlings in 2016.
The earner of over $1 million in prize money, Marchfield shares his sire A P Indy with the outstanding stallions Bernardini, Judpot, Malibu Moon and Pulpit – to name but a few.
The champion hails from an outstanding female line. His dam, Pico Teneriffe, was a top class racemare, who went on to be named Canada’s Broodmare Of The Year in 2009.
Pico Teneriffe (who is by the great sire Red Ransom) is a half sister to three stakes horses, as well as Musical Minister, the dam of Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile runner up Minister Eric. The latter is very closely related to Marchfield, by being A P Indy’s brilliant, but ill-fated, son Old Trieste.