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Silver Lad

Silver Lad
Sire Silver Dream
Dam Leta Filou
Grandsire Tudor Melody
Damsire Le Filou (FR)
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1973
Country New Zealand
Color Bay
Breeder R P Kellow
Owner D & Mrs Nicholls & R R Peel-Walker
Trainer B Petley
Silver Lad is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Leta Filou by Silver Dream. He was born around 1973 in New Zealand, and was bred by R P Kellow.
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1977)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 5 July 2009

Silver Lad was a Thoroughbred racehorse and sire who won the New Zealand Derby in 1976. In Australia he was known as Sir Silver Lad (NZ) to differentiate him from another Silver Lad.[1]

The time for his 1977 Derby win was 2:29.76, just the second time the race had been run in less than two minutes and thirty seconds.

During 1977 he won AJC Australasian Champion Stakes, ARC Clifford Plate, RotRC Rotorua Challenge Stakes, VRC LKS Mackinnon Stakes and the WRC Wellington Derby Stakes.[1]

Standing at stud in Australia he sired Dolcezza, winner of the 1986 STC Canterbury Guineas.


  1. 1.0 1.1 ASB - Sir Silver Lad (NZ) Retrieved on 2009-7-5


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