2000 - Silver Deputy - Silveroo by Silver Hawk

Badge of Silver is victorious in the Grade Three Hal's Hope Stakes

Badge of Silver easily winning the Grade Three Risen Star Stakes

Badge of Silver at the Fair Grounds


Badge of Silver tracks a extremely fast pace in the Grade One Cigar Mile and then collects himself to record a fast closing second in this Grade One event.  Track announcer Tom Durkin points out the sheer speed up front in the race how close to the action Badge of Silver is in the early going.

Just click on the underlined link below here to see Badge of Silver in the Grade One Cigar Mile.

BADGE OF SILVER was impressive and courageous in winning the Grade Two New Orleans Handicap during his 2005 campaign.  Badge of Silver, was caught in a speed duel  at Hawthorne for the National Jockey Club Handicap on Saturday, April 23, 2005 and finished second as the high weight. Badge of Silver is in California being point towards a 2006 campaign which will include some turf racing.


Badge of Silver Through his first 13 starts has posted 6 wins, 3 seconds and earnings of $680,8925.  Badge of Silver was very highly ranked as a classic contender following his 10 length romp in Grade Three Risen Star  Stakes.  He appears to have returned to his top form with a strong second in a very hotly contested Cigar Mile-G1, followed by a courageous efforts in the Hal's Hope-G3 at Gulfstream and the New Orleans Handicap-G2 at the Fairgrounds and a gallant second in the National Jockey Club Stakes-G3.  He is currently pointed in the direction of the Metropolitan Mile Handicap-G1.

STAKES RECORD (at this juncture is) :

At 3, 2003 - Won Risen Star S. -G3

At 4, 2004 - Won Hal's Hope H. -G3, 2nd Cigar Mile -G1

At 5 Won - New Orleans Handicap-G2, Hal's Hope H. -G3, 2nd National Jockey Handicap-G3


When you combine the speedy Dosage Index of 4.00 (DP = 10-2-8-0-0 )) of Silver Deputy, with the Dosage Index of 1.36 (DP = 2-3-20-1-0)  of Silveroo, the dam Badge of Silver, you get a horse with speed on top of stamina.  The Cigar Mile-G1 showed exactly that combination at work, as Badge of Silver closely tracked true sprint fractions (22:1, 44:1, 108:1) and then gathered himself to close on the leader as he finished second in that hotly contested event.  The Dosage Index of the versatile Badge of Silver is 1.91 (DP = 5-0-11-0-0) which explains why he has won a Grade Three event like the Hal's Hope Handicap contested at 1 and 1/8 miles, twice.  Now it is time to see what he can do running back against the rivals at the top of his class as Badge of Silver attempts to justify the great reputation that was accorded him as a three year old in the 2003 American classic picture.


Silver Deputy is the sire of Badge of Silver and is himself a product of one of the more established North American pedigree crosses of Northern Dancer over Mr. Prospector.  Silver Deputy is a son of Deputy Minister, among the more influential branches of the Northern Dancer line out of a Mr. Prospector mare. 

Silver Deputy is truly an over achiever since he earned only $41,820 while racing with 2 wins in 2 starts including a victory in the listed Swynford Stakes as a two year old.  He has sired dual Champion Silverbulletday ($3,093,207), multiple Canadian Champion Deputy Inxs ($790,559), Canadian Champion Archer's Bay ($666,200), Dual Canadian Filly Champion Deputy Jane West ($593,410), Dual Canadian Champion Scotzanna ($571,569), Two Year Old Canadian Champion Filly Poetically ($561,158), etc. Silver Deputy is already the sire of a total of 58 stakes winner and earners of over $52,000,000. Silver Deputy is a bargain at his present stud fee of $40,000 for 2005.  You can visit Silver Deputy at his website at to learn more about him.


This is the female family of Triple New York Fillies Triple Crown Series winner Mom's Command, and Cormorant, I'm Splendid, Good Behaving, Court Ruling, and Bag of Tunes, all major Grade One Stakes Winners.

More directly stated, Silveroo is a winning full sister to Formidable Lady,  a stakes winner of $479,825 and also she is a half sister to two graded stakes placed winners in Hey Pat and Wall St. Girl.

The second dam of Badge of Silver is the Stakes winning Hey Mama.  There are enough stakes winners and stakes quality horses in this pedigree to make an attractive package for any breeder who is considering Badge of Silver as a stallion prospect.

Silveroo is inbred 3S x 4D to Hail to Reason and Badge of Silver is inbred 5S x 5D to Nashua. 


Badge of Silver joined Roses in May, Kitten's Joy, and Nothing to Lose in securing the Ramsey Stable of Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the Eclipse Championship as Leading Owner of 2004.  Inquires are accepted regarding future arrangements for 2007 season to the this versatile, quality racehorse that possesses amazing raw speed coupled with the durability to win over a distance of ground.  Just watch the 2004 Cigar Mile-G1 and you can see for yourself, qualities in a racehorse that make him an exciting new stallion prospect for the future.  There is more racing to come and very soon at that.  Based on his pedigree and the success of his sire Silver Deputy, Badge of Silver should be a progenitor that can sire horses that run at any distance on the dirt or on the turf.  He is scheduled to take up future stallion duty at Ramsey Farm.


If we are to follow the successful breeding patterns of Silver Deputy, we are able to come up with a sensible pattern of what type of pedigrees would suite Badge of Silver best.  The introduction of the Bold Ruler line, especially with Bold Ruckus has been very productive.  Cornish Prince and Spectacular Bid have also had success, but one would  think that the cross with the Bold Ruler line is an excellent cross for Badge of Silver.  The complete outcross concept is given strong support by the fact that Silverbulletday is out of a Tom Rolfe mare out of a Quadrangle mare.  There are three Fappiano mares that have produced stakes winners by Silver Deputy, so that is the desired approach for inbreeding to Mr. Prospector, a concept that I do like to avoid when Fappiano is not the route for that inbreed.  Inbreeding to Raise a Native and Northern Dancer is certainly an acceptable approach as well.