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Silver Stick (GB) Grand Military Gold Cup winner 1998

Silver Stick

COLOUR: grey

GENDER: gelding

FOALED: 1987

SIRE: Absalom
DAM: Queen's Parade

BREEDER: Lord Manton

OWNER: Lord Manton

RACES:57 WINS: 12 2nd: 6 3rd: 7


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Silver Stick was bred by Lord Manton with a good old fashioned steeplechasing pedigree. Foaled in 1987 he had a few runs on the flat but didn't begin to blossom until he was a five year old, losing his maiden tag when winning at Nottingham over hurdles.

He went on to win five times over timber, but his true talents came out over the bigger obstacles.

He loved Wetherby, winning at the West Yorkshire track four times, but his finest hour came at Sandown in the Grand Military Gold Cup. Eleven years old at the time, it proved to be his last victory, fittingly ridden by Milo Watson, the son of his breeder and owner, Lord Manton.

Silver Stick retired in 1999, having run 57 times and won 12 races. He was one of the best chasers we have had here at the yard, and at his peak was rated 133.

The full story of Silver Stick will be available in my book which is coming soon.

Silver Stick: Three generation pedigree

Silver Stick (GB)
grey gelding
Absalom Abwah Abernant
The Creditor
Shadow Queen Darius
Queen's Parade Sovereign Path Grey Sovereign
Mountain Path
La Reine Margot Pampered King
Petite Marmite

Race wins

Date Race Jockey Racecourse

13/03/98 Horse & Hound Grand Military Gold Cup 3m Major M Watson Sandown

13/01/96 Pintail Handicap 3m 6f Russ Garritty Newcastle

17/04/95 Wetherby Handicap Chase 3m 110y Russ Garritty Wetherby

03/11/94 Mason Richards Handicap Chase For Tom Curran Memorial Trophy 3m 2f Russ Garritty Uttoxeter

26/04/94 Bramham Novices' Handicap Chase 3m 110y Russ Garritty Wetherby

04/04/94 Huddersfield Novices' Chase 2m 3f Russ Garritty Wetherby

21/03/94 Brunton Novices' Chase 2m 4f Russ Garritty Newcastle

09/10/92 Kirkby Stephen Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f C Grant Carlisle

30/09/92 R. Collins Seafoods Ltd Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f C Grant Sedgefield

25/05/92 Bilbrough Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f D Bentley Wetherby

28/04/92 South West Durham Hospice Appeal Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f C Grant Sedgefield

21/01/92 Stop Gap Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f C Grant Nottingham

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