Silver Train to move from Vinery to Pennsylvania’s Northview Stallion Station
Silver Train (2002, Old Trieste–Ridden in The Stars) will relocate to Northview Stallion Station’s Pennsylvanian division. Silver Train, who leads the second crop sire list by winners, will stand for an advertised fee of $7,500.
The nation has watched as the stallion market has grown dramatically in Pennsylvania over the past few years following the introduction of expanded gaming in the state. Stallion owners receive 10% awards for all progeny earnings in Pennsylvania, breeders up to 30%, and with owners bonus money ranging from 25%-40%, the financial upswing is remarkable.
“Silver Train showed incredible versatility during his racing career. He won the Breeders Cup Sprint (G1), the Jerome (G2) and the Metropolitan Mile (G1) among others. That same versatility has transcended into his stallion career. “ said Director of Bloodstock services Carl McEntee. “ We are delighted to offer this horse to the breeders of the Mid Atlantic. This impressive young sire keeps producing winners. With the state bred incentive program we have, it will be a resounding success.”
McEntee acting as agent for HnR Horseracing LLC, brokered the deal with Vinery, who have retained an interest in the horse.
Hank Nothhaft CEO of HnR said, “Obviously I am delighted to have purchased this horse. Though I live on the west coast, I am originally from PA. This horse was sensational on the track; he had superior speed, but was able to sustain that over two turns at the highest level. It is these traits that he is passing down through his progen. Positioning him in PA solidifies him as one of the best-valued horses in the Northeast.”