Silver Deputy, one of North America’s top veteran stallions, has been pensioned because of declining fertility, said Ric Waldman, who managed the bay horse’s stud career, Sept. 5.
Owned by a syndicate, Silver Deputy stood at Fred Seitz’s Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky. The 23-year-old son of Deputy Minister is the sire of 75 stakes winners, including Silverbulletday, the champion 2-year-old filly of 1998 and the champion 3-year-old filly of 1999. Silver Deputy also sired Canadian champions Deputy Inxs, Archers Bay, Deputy Jane West, Scotzana, Poetically, and Larkwhistle.
International Thoroughbred Breeders bred Silver Deputy in Canada, and sold him, through Parrish Hill Farm, for $200,000 to Windfields Farm at the 1986 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction. Carrying Windfields’ colors, Silver Deputy won both of his career races, including the Swynford Stakes at Woodbine.