Silver Coin, who set a new South African record when fetching R6 000 000 at the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, made a headlines once again this week, when the colt made a winning debut at Kenilworth on Tuesday.
The son of in-form sire Silvano, whose daughter Orchid Island won Saturday’s G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic and whose son Al Sahem ran second in the same day’s G1 SA Classic, narrowly prevailed in a close finish when accounted for more experienced rivals in a maiden juvenile plate over 1400m.
Bred by the Drakenstein Stud, the classically bred Silver Coin is a half-brother to 4 winners, including G2 Colorado King Stakes winner Halve The Deficit.
Bred on the same Silvano/Fort Wood cross as champion Marinaresco, the 2yo Silver Coin is out of National Banker, a G3 Gold Bracelet winning half-sister to triple G1 winner Smart Banker.
This is the same family as European champions Minding and Vaguely Noble.
He has a Duke Of Marmalade half-brother (Lot 70) on offer at next month’s National Yearling Sale.
Silver Coin’s sire Silvano has six lots on the upcoming Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale and another 20 yearlings on the 2017 National Yearling Sale, due to take place in Germiston next month.