| Silver Blaze |
|Behind the scenes|
Silver Blaze is a racehorse belonging to Colonel Ross and favorite of the Wessex Cup. His career lasted at least five years. He was from the stock of Isonomy, a famed Throughbred who in his three year career won ten of the fourteen races he participated in. After Silver Blaze went missing from his stable at King's Pyland, Colonel Ross hired Sherlock Holmes to discover what had happened to the animal.