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Sunday Silence

In one of the most anticipated duels in Breeders’ Cup history, Sunday Silence held off Easy Goer by a neck to win the sixth running of the Classic at Gulfstream Park. The victory earned Sunday Silence 1989 Eclipse Awards as champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year in a campaign in which he defeated Easy Goer in three of four meetings. The victory was the third of nine in the Breeders’ Cup for Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and the last of two for Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham.

A winner at six tracks in his career, Sunday Silence won his first race in his second start on Nov. 13, 1988 at Hollywood Park. In addition to his Breeders’ Cup victory, Sunday Silence won five other Grade 1 races including the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Sunday Silence was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1996.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
1989 Classic

Previous Races

June 24, 1990Hollywood Gold Cup H.HOLLYWOOD PARK12
June 03, 1990Californian S.HOLLYWOOD PARK11
November 04, 1989Breeders' Cup ClassicGULFSTREAM PARK11
September 24, 1989Super DerbyLOUISIANA DOWNS11
July 23, 1989Swaps S.HOLLYWOOD PARK22
June 10, 1989Belmont S.BELMONT PARK12
May 20, 1989Preakness S.PIMLICO11
May 06, 1989Kentucky DerbyCHURCHILL DOWNS11
April 08, 1989Santa Anita DerbySANTA ANITA PARK11
March 19, 1989San Felipe H.SANTA ANITA PARK21
March 02, 1989 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
December 03, 1988 HOLLYWOOD PARK 2
November 13, 1988 HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
October 30, 1988 SANTA ANITA PARK 2