BADGE OF SILVER – Winner #6 at the Spa.

$51,000 Maiden Special Weight, Saratoga
1 1/16 Miles Turf, 8/4/10

SILVER MEDALLION had been training steadily under trainer Chad Brown and debuted here as the 7-2 shot.  A half brother to G1SW SWEET TALKER ($1,098,723) he was purchased as a yearling by Mike Ryan for $150,000.  Offered as a 2YO at Fasig-Tipton Calder he breezed in :10 4/5 but was subsequently withdrawn and retained by Ryan’s Top Yield Bloodstock racing stable.

Silver Medallion duelled with Forum (Roman Ruler) through the stretch and prevailed by a nose at the wire.  Silver Medallion becomes the sixth winner for freshman sire Badge of Silver.