The colt's hind legs were severely cow-hocked
and his front legs canted outward at a good 15 degrees.
and a $17,000 buyback as a yearling as a result, Sunday Silence was not everyone's idea of a sound commercial proposition, especially as his female family fell short against those belonging to other Kentucky-based sons of Halo, such as Devil's Bag, at the time.
One, PC Mark Rees, said: "I can only describe him as being cow-hocked
and kept pulling muscles behind, so hopefully she'll come on.
, light-framed yearling, the son of Halo was bought back for $17,000 (pounds 11,000) at the 1987 Keeneland July Sale by Arthur B Hancock III, owner of Stone Farm in Kentucky, on behalf of his breeder Tom Tatham.