Sunday Silence Withdrawn from Stud Duty

Japanese stallion Sunday Silence is suffering from phlegmone (an infection caused by bacteria) in his right front leg and is undergoing treatment, according to a Japanese source. A decision will be made following his next check-up, scheduled in mid-June, whether he will be returned to the breeding shed to cover the rest of his mares.

Sixteen-year-old Sunday Silence (Halo--Wishing Well, by Understanding) has ranked as Japan's leading sire by year-end progeny earnings since 1995 while standing at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station. North America's Horse of the Year in 1989, he took up stallion duty in 1991.