Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Silverbulletday
sire = Silver Deputy
grandsire = Deputy Minister
dam = Rokeby Rose
sex = Mare
foaled = 1996
colour = Bay
breeder = Highclere Inc. & Clear Creek
Michael E. Pegram
record = 23: 15-3-1
earnings = $3,093,207
Churchill Downs Debutante Stakes(1998) Golden Rod Stakes(1998) Sorrento Stakes(1998) Alcibiades Stakes(1998) Ashland Stakes(1999) Kentucky Oaks(1999) Black-Eyed Susan Stakes(1999)
Monmouth Oaks (1999)
Gazelle Handicap(1999) Fair Grounds Oaks(1999) Alabama Stakes(1999) Davona Dale Stakes(1999) Breeders' Cupwins: Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies(1998)
awards= United States Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (1998)
United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly (1999)
Silverbulletday Stakesat Fair Grounds Race Course
updated= June 26, 2007
Silverbulletday (foaled 1996) is an American
ThoroughbredChampion Fillyracehorse. Bred in Kentucky, she was sired by Silver Deputy and out of the GII winning mare, Rokeby Rose. Her damsire was Tom Rolfe, the 1965 Preakness Stakeswinner and that year's U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt. Her grandsire was Deputy Minister, the 1981 Canadian Horse of the Year and very important North American sire.
1998 racing season
Michael E. Pegramwho gave her to trainer Bob Baffertfor conditioning, Silverbulletday began her racing career at age two with an impressive 11-length win. She then won the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downsand after winning several more stakes races, capped off her year with a win in the fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Silverbulletday's performances in 1998 earned her United States Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly honors.
1999 racing season
In 1999, Silverbulletday picked up where she left off the previous fall, winning five straight races in dominant fashion including the
Ashland Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. Entered in the third of the American Classic Races, the Belmont Stakes, she held the lead through more than three-quarters of the race but the 1½ mile test proved to long for her and she finished seventh to winner Lemon Drop Kid.
In spite of a loss against the colts in the Belmont Stakes, Silverbulletday came back to win over fillies in the Monmouth Oaks at
Monmouth Park. At Saratoga Race Course, she demolished the competition in the 1¼-mile Alabama Stakes, running away to win by nine lengths. She next won another Grade I event, the Gazelle Handicap, then ran second in the Beldame Stakesto Beautiful Pleasure. The heavy parimutuel bettingfavorite for the 1999 Breeders' Cup Distaff, Silverbulletday was in contention until the stretch drive but then faded and finished sixth to winner, Beautiful Pleasure.
Silverbulletday's performances in 1998 earned her United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly honors.
In 2000, Silverbulletday returned to the track. Her best results were a win in the
Doubledogdare Stakesat Keenelandand second place finishes in the Grade II Fleur de Lis and Molly Pitcher Handicaps.
broodmareduty having won fifteen races and banking more than $3 million, Silverbulletday has produced foals by prominent sires such as A.P. Indyand Storm Catbut none to date have found significant racing success.
Silverbulletday was a 2007 finalist on the balloting for induction in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame.
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/silverbulletday Silverbulletday's pedigree and partial racing stats]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9_CQVcSIyI Video at YouTube of Silverbulletday's win in the 1999 Kentucky Oaks] ]
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