Silky Satin, dam of millionaire Art Director, dies

Hopewell, NJ – Silky Satin was humanely euthanized on Tuesday (Dec. 13) due to advanced osteoarthritic changes to the distal inter-carpal and carpal metacarpal joints. Silky was born in 1995 and had been owned by Bluestone Farms since November 2001.

Bred by Perretti Farms, Silky earned $54,958 and took a lifetime mark of 1:53 at Woodbine Racetrack. While her racing career may not have been illustrious, her offspring have proven otherwise. Her nine foals have earned a total of $3,032,184 with standouts like Art Director p,3 1:49.3 ($1,123,734), Speed Demon p,4 1:48.4 ($717,533) and Sweet Talkin Satin p,4 1:49.1 ($673,662).

Bluestone Farms retained Silky’s daughter Sorcha Bluestone who produced a few standouts on her own including Simple Kinda Man p, 1:50.4h ($372,253). Unfortunately, Sorcha died this year from foaling complications. The foal was lost as well.

Bluestone does have one last surviving direct descendant of Silky – She’s A Silver Sun by JK Endofanera from Sorcha Bluestone, currently booked to Always B Miki. We expect that her offspring will go on to honor their great grandam.

Silky was one of, if not the most loved mares at Bluestone. In her last days, previous employees of the farm came to visit and say goodbye to her. No matter how many times a beloved horse dies – it never gets easier to accept the loss.

Silky will be missed

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