|Breeder||Highclere Inc. & Clear Creek|
|Owner||Michael E. Pegram|
|Silverbulletday is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Rokeby Rose by Silver Deputy. She was born around 1996 in the United States, and was bred by Highclere Inc. & Clear Creek.|
Debutante Stakes (1998)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (1998)
United States Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (1998)|
United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly (1999)
|U.S. Racing Hall of Fame (2009)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on April 19, 2009|
Silverbulletday (foaled 1996) is an American Thoroughbred Champion Filly racehorse. 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 Stakes winner and that year's U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt. Her grandsire was Deputy Minister, the 1981 Canadian Horse of the Year and a very important North American sire.
1998 racing season
Purchased by Michael E. Pegram, who gave her to trainer Bob Baffert for conditioning, Silverbulletday began her racing career at age two with an impressive 11-length win. She then won the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs and 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.
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 Stakes to Beautiful Pleasure. The heavy parimutuel betting favorite 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 1999 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 Stakes at Keeneland Race Course and second place finishes in the Grade II Fleur de Lis and Molly Pitcher Handicaps.
Retired to broodmare duty, having won fifteen races and banked more than $3 million, Silverbulletday has produced foals by prominent sires such as A.P. Indy and Storm Cat, but 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. In 2009, she was inducted.