Silky Sullivan - Original Release

Silky Sullivan - Original Release


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Nicknamed The California Comet, Silky Sullivan was a chestnut Thoroughbred famous for his come-from-behind racing style.  He was born on February 28, 1955.  Famous jockey Willie Shoemaker said of Silky Sullivan that you couldn't tell the horse how to race.  You just sat there and waited for him to make his move, and when he did, "then you hold on for dear life."  In one race, he was behind the leaders by 41 lengths, then ran the last quarter in 22 seconds, finishing with a win of three full lengths!  He was known to be extraordinarily smart, and a gentleman as well, letting children walk under his belly and sit on him bareback.  Silky Sullivan passed away in his sleep at age twenty-two and was buried at Golden Gate Fields (racetrack).

Silky Sullivan celebrating St Patrick's Day

[Silky Sullivan celebrating his birthday at the races on St. Patrick's Day, with his owner Kjell Qvale. Photo source: wikipedia]


Breyer honored Silky Sullivan with a portrait model sculpted by Maureen Love in 1975.  It was discontinued in his color in 1990.

This fellow is Factory Mint with a few pinpoint spots that didn't get painted. He features a vintage speckly paint job, somewhat over-sprayed star, and bright white sock.

Size:  Classic

Breyer Model #603

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