09/28/2016 2:16PM

Promise Me Silver retired

Barbara D. Livingston
Promise Me Silver won 10 of 14 starts and earned $486,681.

Promise Me Silver, who won the first eight races of her career in a streak capped by a victory in the Grade 3 Eight Belles at Churchill Downs in 2015, has been retired, trainer Bret Calhoun said Wednesday.

“She’s going to be in the Keeneland November sale,” he said of the Texas-bred filly, who raced for breeders Robert and Myrna Luttrell.

Promise Me Silver last started Aug. 3 and finished an uncharacteristic eighth in the $100,000 Shine Again at Saratoga.

“She injured a stifle, and we decided to retire her rather than bring her back,” said Calhoun.

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Promise Me Silver won 10 of 14 starts and earned $486,681. She is a 4-year-old by Silver City. Promise Me Silver’s streak started in a maiden special weight race at Lone Star Park in May 2014. She then reeled off seven stakes wins, among them the Debutante at Churchill, the Instant Racing at Oaklawn, and a pair of Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park and Sam Houston.

“Her two biggest attributes were her class and heart,” Calhoun said. “She just had a lot of class about her. She won her first eight races, and you think about it, she won over six different tracks. For her to handle all that mentally and physically, you don’t see that much. She had troubled trips from time to time, as all horses do, and she just overcame it. She had that will to win.”