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Silver Train To Vinery At Career End
In the US, star 4YO sprinter Silver Train (winner of the 2005 Gr1 Breeders' Cup Sprint & this week's Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap over 8 furlongs) "will stand at Vinery Kentucky at the conclusion of his racing career," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Vinery co-general manager Tom Ludt confirmed Vinery's purchase of the breeding rights to Silver Train (Old Trieste-Ridden In Thestars, by Cormorant) from Buckram Oak Farm, noting: "We have followed the career of Silver Train very closely since his victory in the Breeders' Cup Sprint last year & his recent victory in the Metropolitan certainly establishes him as a top stallion prospect. He will be syndicated for stud duty & we will announce his fee at the end of his career." Vinery's other co-general manager Ben McElroy added: "Silver Train is something of a rarity in that he is a top-class sprinter who can carry his blistering speed through a mile. He is a grandson of A.P.Indy, a tremendous physical specimen & total outcross to Mr Prospector." Kentucky-bred Silver Train boasts 5 wins (also including the Gr2 Jerome Handicap by 5-lengths last September) & 6 placings from 14 starts for US$1,127,345 earnings.