Quiet Resolve, a Canadian Horse of the Year, was euthanized Feb. 1 at Guelph University east of Toronto. The 12-year-old gelding suffered an irreparable injury while trying to stand following anesthesia for colic surgery.
The third-richest earner sired by Affirmed, Quiet Resolve made all but his first start, in which he finished unplace, on grass. He won or placed in 20 of 31 races and earned $2,346,768 while trained by Mark Frostad.
Quiet Resolve raced as a homebred for Ernie Samuel in the name of his Sam-Son Farm prior to Samuel's death in May of 2000. Quiet Resolve was voted 2000 Horse of the Year and champion grass male.
During his championship season, Quiet Resolve ventured south of the border on occasion and won the Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico and was second in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs and third in the Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IIT). In Canada that year, he won the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy Stakes (Can-IIT) and placed in two grade II stakes.
Quiet Resolve's biggest win came in the 1999 Atto Mile Stakes (Can-IT) by way of a disqualification. He also won the 2001 King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-IIT) and the following year's Connaught Cup Stakes (Can-IIIT).
Quiet Resolve was the first and remains the lone stakes winner out of the No Louder mare Quiet Cleo, who was a major stakes winner for Sam-Son. Quiet Resolve is buried at Sam-Son near Milton, Ontario, Canada.