Badge of Silver to Stand at Airdrie
Grade II winner Badge of Silver, who ran a surprising third in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in his first start since January, will stand at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. Airdrie purchased 100% of the breeding rights in the 6-year-old son of Silver Deputy. Badge of Silver is scheduled to close out his career for current owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey either in the Nov. 24 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park or in the following day's Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct.Badge of Silver has won four stakes, including the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) in his grass debut and the 2005 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II). His three stakes-placings include a runner-up effort in the 2004 Cigar Mile. Badge of Silver, who is out of the Silver Hawk mare Silveroo, has won seven of 15 races and earned $987,892.