It’s a charmed life for Silver Ray now that he is living at Old Friends. Having been rescued from potentional slaughter, the graded-stakes winner has become a member of the elite Thoroughbreds who are lucky enough to call Old Friends their home.
April Smith discovered the Thoroughbred stallion during the summer among many other horses at a livestock auction in Mira Loma, California. Smith was able to purchase the horse for the paltry sum of $30.
Once Smith identified the horse, she got into contact with Catherine Trope, founder of Polo Pony Rescue. Trope helped the ex-racehorse regain his strength and recover his health.
And as luck would have it, the Glendale News-Press featured Silver Ray in a rescue and recovery story and his one-time owners – Jerry and Ann Moss who are so well known for campaigning the champion mare Zenyatta – saw the story about Silver Ray.
Silver Ray’s luck kept getting better. The Mosses are avid supporters of Old Friends. It just happens to be a Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Kentucky. Together with founder and president Michael Blowen, the Mosses were able to secure a highly-desired spot for Silver Ray at Old Friends. Here the 24-year-old stallion found a truly wonderful home.
We’re grateful to everyone, including Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, for bringing Silver Ray home.
Silver Ray is by Silver Hawk out of Danceland by Little Current. In 1991, he won the Grade 3 Hoist the Flag Stakes and was third in several other graded stakes. He earned a total of $268,532.
He sired 13 foal crops for a total of 47 Thoroughbred foals, of which 11 horses were winners. When he eventually was sold as a dressage breeding prospect, he sired some fine sport horses prospects.
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