Admire Main

Son of Sunday Silence
Chestnut 2003, 16.2HH, To Stud 2009
Stud Fee: R10,000


Admire Main

Son of Sunday Silence
Chestnut 2003, 16.2HH, To Stud 2009
Stud Fee: R10,000

The handsome, zestful Samurai warrior who never ducked a fight
  • Winner of his first four starts at 2 and 3; a Juvenile Special Weights, a Listed, a Group Three and a Group Two, in that order.
  • Admire Main earned in excess of US$2million (R20million) in an injury-curtailed career.
  • Timeform rating 120lbs at three. Ranked in the top two racehorses of his generation.
  • From a handful of runners, sire of three Stakes winners in Japan, as well as a Group One filly in his first South African crop.
  • His stock sold for R525 000; R425 000; R225 000; R200 000 etc in 2013. About to be "set free".
  • His runners are winning by daylight: 7.25 lengths; 5.25 lengths; 4.25 length, 3.25 lengths etc.

Race Record

Admire Main by Sunday Silence

Race Record

Admire Main by Sunday Silence

The Form, the Family and the ‘Fysique’

At The Races

In Japan, 4 wins, 1500-2400m, 4 places, at 2 and 3 Timeform 120 lbs

At 3

  • Won Juvenile Special Weights (1500m) by 6 lengths
  • Won Conditions WFA Listed (1800m) by 9 lengths
  • Won Mainichi Hai Gr 3 (1900m) by 2½ lengths

  • Won Aoba Sho (Japan Derby Trial) Gr 2 (2400m) by 6 lengths
  • 2nd Tokyo Yushun (Japan Derby) Gr 1 (2400m) by a neck
  • 3rd Kikuka Sho Gr 1, beaten 1½ lengths by Champion Meisho Samson

Earned US$2,054,829

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Tabulated Pedigree

Admire Main by Sunday Silence

Tabulated Pedigree

Admire Main by Sunday Silence

For what we are about to receive...
Well, we never knew anyone who wasn’t truly grateful.


Br. 1986
GW 9 wins
f:1441 r:1363 w:906 SW:168
B. or Br. 1969
GW 9 wins
f:724 r:602 w:450 SW:63
Hail to Reason
Br. 1958
GW 9 wins
f:308 r:258 w:199 SW:42
Turn-toRoyal Charger9
Source Sucree1
NothirdchanceBlue Swords7
Galla Colors4
B. 1953
GW 9 wins
f:15 r:10 w:9 SW:4
Cosmic BombPharamond6
Banish Fear14
Wishing Well
B. 1975
GW 12 wins
f:6 r:4 w:4 SW:1
Ch. 1963
GW 7 wins
f:107 r:4 w:2 SW:1
Promised LandPalestinian4
Pretty WaysStymie1
Pretty Jo1
Mountain Flower
B. 1964
f:7 r:5 w:4 SW:1
MontparnasseGulf Stream8
B. 1994
SW 3 wins
f:8 r:8 w:6 SW:1
Hector Protector
Ch. 1988
GW 9 wins
f:1089 r:846 w:503 SW:23
Ch. 1983
GW 3 wins
f:1960 r:1661 w:1100 SW:100
Mr. ProspectorRaise a Native8
Gold Digger13
Ch. 1982
GW 3 wins
f:16 r:13 w:9 SW:3
RivermanNever Bend19
River Lady10
Royal Statute22
B. 1987
SP 1 win
f:3 r:3 w:3 SW:1
B. 1979
GW 6 wins
f:359 r:198 w:133 SW:35
Be My GuestNorthern Dancer2
What a Treat8
Irish BirdSea Bird2
Irish Lass8
Yes Please
B. 1976
Wnr 2 wins
f:9 r:9 w:3
Mount HagenBold Bidder3
Midnight Hour24

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Nicks & Breeding Recommendations

Admire Main by Sunday Silence

Nicks & Breeding Recommendations

Admire Main by Sunday Silence

Listen to the hoofbeats all you want,
but don’t run with the herd.

Breeding Recommendations

Unique on this continent as the only son of SUNDAY SILENCE at stud, ADMIRE MAIN brings not only a distinguished pedigree to the table, but also an outstanding race record. Winner of his first 4 starts by a total approaching 20 lengths, (all at Stakes level).

Physically, he is a stronger, better developed specimen than most of his sires' progeny, and he comes with good clean legs and a good pair of hocks, unusual for the breed. SUNDAY SILENCE is one of the world's greatest stallions, and by some distance one of the best stallions Japan has ever known.

Our panel of experts are able to provide a formal mating recommendation for all of Summerhill's resident stallions, embracing an evaluation of the physical compatibility of your mare with the stallion of your choice, an appraisal of relevant elements such as soundness, durability, speed, stamina, athleticism, temperament and courage a record of duplicated ancestors (and where applicable the reasons for duplicating) and the prospective matings aptitude profile.

Should you wish to avail yourself of this comprehensive service, please contact Stallion Bookings Manager, Linda Norval.

Sunday Silence Progeny

  • Admire Groove (sire of dam Tony Bin/sire of second dam Northern Taste) GR1W
  • Admire Max (Northern Taste/Hitting Away) GR1W
  • Admire Vega (Tony Bin/Northern Dancer) GR1W
  • Agnes Flight (Royal Ski/Remand) GR1W
  • Agnes Tachyon (Royal Ski/Remand) GR1W
  • Air Messiah (Northern Taste/Well Decorated) GR1W
  • Air Shakur (Well Decorated/Gleaming) GR1W
  • Believe (Danzig/Icecapade) GR1W
  • Bubble Gum Fellow (Lyphard/Prominer) GR1W
  • Cheers Grace (Al Nasr/Northfields) GR1W
  • Daiwa El Cielo (Dr Devious/Danzig) GR1W
  • Dance In The Dark (Nijinsky/Key To The Mint) GR1W
  • Dance In The Mood (Nijinsky/Key To The Mint) GR1W
  • Dance Partner (Nijinsky/Key To The Mint) GR1W
  • Deep Impact (Alzao/Busted) GR1W
  • Durandal (Northern Taste/Crème dela Creme) GR1W
  • Fuji Kiseki (Le Fabuleux/In Reality) GR1W
  • Genuine (What Luck/Tentam) GR1W
  • Gold Allure (Nureyev/Hostage) GR1W
  • Hat Trick (Lost Code/Damascus)GR1W
  • Heart’s Cry (Tony Bin/Lyphard) GR1W
  • Heavenly Romance (Sadler’s Wells/Ribot) GR1W
  • Ishino Sunday (Alydar/Ridan) GR1W
  • Manhattan Café (Law Society/Luciano) GR1W
  • Marvelous Sunday (Viceregal/Laugh Aloud) GR1W
  • Peace Of World (Caerleon/Thatch) GR1W
  • Shonan Peintre (In The Wings/Miswaki) GR1W
  • Silence Suzuka (Miswaki/Ack Ack) GR1W
  • Special Week (Maruzensky/Saint Crespin III) GR1W
  • Stay Gold (Dictus/Northern Taste) GR1W
  • Still In Love (Roberto/Northern Dancer) GR1W
  • Sunday Joy (Danehill/Seventh Hussar) GR1W
  • Suzuka Mambo (Kingmambo/Nijinsky) GR1W
  • Tayasu Tsuyoshi (Caro/Buckpasser) GR1W
  • Zenno Rob Roy (Mining/Clever Trick) GR1W
  • Daiwa Major (Northern Taste/Crimson Satan) GR2W
  • Lincoln (Tony Bin/Sadler’s Wells) GR2W
  • Neo Universe (Kris/Shantung) GR2W
  • Orewa Matteruze (Judge Angelucci/Northern Taste) GR2W
  • Rosebud (Shirley Heights/Lyphard) GR2W
  • Rosen Kavalier (Northern Taste/Sea Hawk) GR2W
  • Silent Honor (Woodman/Nureyev) GR2W
  • Silent Name (Danehill/Blushing Groom) GR2W
  • Six Sense (Danehill/Niniski) GR2W
  • Stinger (Affirmed/Minnesota Mac) GR2W
  • Sunrise Pegasus (Brian’s Time/Alydar) GR2W
  • Win Radius (Maruzensky/Silver Shark) GR2W
  • Millennium Bio (Danzig/Connaught) GR3W
  • Silent Deal (Nureyev/Sharpen Up) GR3W
  • Sunday Picnic (Caerleon/Shirley Heights) GR3W
  • Sundrop (Night Shift/Rheingold) GR3W


Admire Main by Sunday Silence


Admire Main by Sunday Silence

Justly applauded for siring a type: strongly made, correct, good-moving youngsters that sell well and run with purpose. But then they remind us: he’s a son of Sunday Silence.


Admire Main left 17 foals from his first covering season in Japan.


  • THE ELMO EFFECT (11c, Northern Guest, Plugged Nickle). 5 wins from 1450m to 2450m to 2016-17, R536,875, Turffontein Java H., L, Drum Star H., L, 2d Turffontein Best Prices First S., Live Music Entertainment in October S., Charity Mile Entrance Tickets at Computicket S., All to Come H., Kids Entertainment at the Grand Heritage H., 3d Turffontein Arthur Havergal S., Book a Table S.

    Admiral's Eye (10f, Elliodor, Malinowski). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, R800,700, Clairwood Kwazulu-Natal Breeders 1600 H., Greyville P., Scottsville AG Hall S., AR Brands P., Rugby 5 P., Turffontein Bidvest Events P., 2d Clairwood Pinnacle S., Managing Money Insurance South Africa P., Cybertrade Paints P., Scottsville Drakewoods Pietermaritzburg P., 3d Greyville Thekwini S., Gr.1, Flamboyant S., Gr.3, Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3.

    Hyaku (11c, Doyoun, Lyphard). 7 wins from 1450m to 2000m to 2016-17, R631,078, Greyville Fort Stud Kwazulu-Natal Breeders H., Piemonte Stud H., H., Turffontein Soccer GG H., 3d Clairwood Kwazulu-Natal Breeders Juvenile P., Turffontein Santos Trade Afrik H., Vaal Soccer GG H., 4th Greyville Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, Gr.3.

    Mamasita (11f, Joshua Dancer, Centenary). 4 wins from 1600m to 2000m, R360,375, Scottsville Umsinzi H., Greyville H., 2d Greyville Kwazulu-Natal Breeders 1900 H., P., 3d Greyville Racing It's a Rush H., Scottsville H.

    Kalamain (11c, Silvino, Ernani). 5 wins from 1600m to 1900m, R293,250, Fairview Guineas P., 2d Fairview 1800, Fairview Friendly City S., Sophomore P.

    Unagi (13c, Northern Guest, Kalamaika). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1600m to 2016-17, R504,225, Turffontein Night Racing in Feb H., Chempak P., 2d Turffontein Book a Table H., 4th Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1.

    Main Sunday (10f, Qui Danzig, Sovereign Dancer). 4 wins from 1450m to 2400m, R276,200, Turffontein Picnic Sites at the Emerald Cup H., 2d Turffontein Betting World International H., 3d Turffontein OWA Ceiling System P., World Horse Welfare H.

    Nkomo (11f, National Assembly, Jamaico). 3 wins at 1450m, 1600m, R224,625, Vaal Emerald Cup Raceday H.

    Tokyo Drift (11g, Malhub, Northern Guest). 3 wins to 1400m to 2016-17, R328,925, Vaal Computaform Express H., 2d Vaal H., 3d Turffontein Tab H., Vaal H.

    Hana (10f, Malhub, Harry Hotspur). 2 wins at 1200m, 1500m, R159,475, Clairwood Soccer 4 H., 2d Greyville Soccer 4 H., Scottsville All to Come H.

    Kaji (10f, Harry Hotspur, Jamaico). 2 wins at 1200m, Scottsville Jackpot Quickmix H.

    Valerio (10c, Fard, Doyoun). 2 wins at 1600m, R159,925, Kenilworth Grand Play H., 3d Kenilworth Betting World Jockeys International H.

    Takushi (10c, Muhtafal, Coastal). 2 wins at 1600m, 2450m, R158,225, Turffontein Artisanship H., 2d Turffontein Racing. It's a Rush H., Vaal Soccer GG H., Soccer 6 H.

    Matsuri (11f, Braashee, Sharpman). 3 wins at 1600m, 2000m to 2016-17, R300,575, 2d Turffontein Pavilion H., Viking Projects Civil Construction H., Racing Association H.

    Ladies Club (11f, Maroof, Centro). 3 wins at 1200m, 1450m to 2016-17, R281,700, 3d Turffontein Next Race Meeting is Saturday H.

    Secret Admirer (11f, West Man, Selenio). 2 wins at 1600m, 1900m, R158,050, 2d Greyville Wildekrans Wine Estate H., 3d Greyville Rayner Logistics H.

    Savethelastdance (11c, Dancing Duel, Ahmad). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, 2d Vaal Racing Association H., 4th Fairview East Cape Guineas, L.

    Hanji (12c, Northern Guest, Silverware). Winner at 1400m, 3d Scottsville Toyota Forklift Middle S.

    Too Much Fun (10f, Habaayib, Peacetime). Winner at 1600m, 2d Clairwood Soccer 4 H., Greyville Soccer 1 P., 3d Greyville Winning Edge H., Scottsville Flowe-Pac P., Soccer 4 H.

    Barefoot Lady (10f, National Assembly, Dancing Champ). Winner at 1200m, 3d Vaal Thank You for Your Patronage H.

    Gentle Desire (10f, Rakeen, Model Man). Winner at 1400m, 2d Vaal Bet Soccer 6 H., 3d Turffontein Thank You for Your Patronage H.

    Keisatsu (10f, West Man, Russian Fox). Winner at 1600m, 2d Greyville Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Company H.

    Kohaku Fairy (10f, Shady Heights, Tosho Boy). 19 wins-2 at 2-from 800m to 1600m to 2016.

    Ripe Main (10c, Singspiel, Caerleon). 6 wins-1 at 2-at 1700m, 1800m.

    Mio Charleston (10c, Real Shadai, Bold and Able). 6 wins-2 at 2-at 1700m, 1800m.

    Princess Chichibu (10f, National Emblem, Coastal). 5 wins from 1000m to 1600m, R244,500.

    Nozomi Okan (10c, Bachir, Northern Taste). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 800m, 1400m.

    Cutlass (10g, Dyna Gulliver, Temperate Sil). 5 wins from 1200m to 1800m to 2017.

    Luna Sea (12f, Muhtafal, Golden Thatch). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m to 2016-17, R262,550.

    Ginger Biscuit (11f, Russian Revival, Northern Guest). 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m, R343,800.

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Admire Main by Sunday Silence


Admire Main by Sunday Silence

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