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Davona Dale

Davona Dale
Sire Best Turn
Dam Royal Entrance
Grandsire Turn-To
Damsire Tim Tam
Gender Filly
Foaled 1976
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Calumet Farm
Owner Calumet Farm
Trainer John M. Veitch
Record 18: 11-2-1
Earnings $641,612
Summary
Davona Dale is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Royal Entrance by Best Turn. She was born around 1976 in the United States, and was bred by Calumet Farm.
Major wins
Holly Stakes (1978)
Kentucky Oaks (1979)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1979)
Acorn Stakes (1979)
Mother Goose Stakes (1979)
Fantasy Stakes (1979)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (1979)
Bonnie Miss Stakes (1979)
Ballerina Handicap (1980)
Awards
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly (1979)
5th U.S. Filly Triple Crown Champion (1979)
Honors
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1985)
#90 - Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century
Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on November 7, 2006

Davona Dale (born 1976) is an American Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred filly racehorse. Owned and bred by Calumet Farm, her sire descends from Nearco and her damsire is Hall of Famer Tim Tam who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

Racing at age two, Davona Dale won once and finished off the board in the other but at age three, dominated American filly races. She won eight straight races and won the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing in 1979. Her performances earned her the 1979 Eclipse Award for Outstanding 3-Year-Old Filly. That season, she also ran in the Travers Stakes against colt (horse). She finished fourth.

At age 4, ankle and tendon injuries limited Davona Dale to just three races out of which she won the Ballerina Handicap before being retired to broodmare duties at Calumet Farm.

In 1985, Davona Dale was inducted into the United States' National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

Davona Dale won the official Triple Tiara in 1979. She also won the unofficial Triple Tiara which is composed of the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, and the Acorn Stakes.

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