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Silverbulletday Stakes

Grade III race
Silverbulletday Stakes
Location Fair Grounds Race Course
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Inaugurated 1982
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.fairgroundsracecourse.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Silverbulletday Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana in early February. An important prep for developing fillies, the Grade III event is for three-year-olds and set at a distance of one and one sixteenth miles on the dirt on the main track. It offers a purse of $200,000 added.

Inaugurated in 1982, the race was first named for the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame filly, Davona Dale who also has the Davona Dale Stakes at Florida's Gulfstream Park named for her.

Since 2001, it has been named in honor of Silverbulletday, the American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly of 1998, and the American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly of 1999.



Speed record:

  • 1:42.09 - Take Charge Lady (2002) equaled track record [1]

Winners of the Silverbulletday Stakes since 1999






2010 Jody Slew Miguel Mena Bret Calhoun Martin Racing Stable/Dan Morgan 1:45.80
2009 War Echo Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1:45.20
2008 Indian Blessing Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Patti & Hal J. Earnhardt III 1:43.75
2007 Appealing Zophie John R. Velazquez Steve Asmussen Heiligbrodt Racing Stable 1:44.13
2006 Baghdaria Cliff Berry Bret Calhoun Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch 1:46.07
2005 Summerly Donnie Meche Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 1:43.79
2004 Shadow Cast Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1:46.82
2003 Belle of Perintown Calvin Borel Eddie Kenneally Ken Mahler & Jamie Schloss 1:44.48
2002 Take Charge Lady Jon Court Kenneth McPeek Select Stable 1:42.09
2001 Lakenheath Corey Lanerie Gene Cilio James B. Tafel 1:46.09
2000 Shawnee Country Donnie Meche D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:45.11
1999 Silverbulletday Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:44.36

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Cool Dixie
  • 1997 - Blushing K D
  • 1996 - Up Dip
  • 1995 - Legendary Priness
  • 1994 - Playcaller
  • 1993 - Bright Penny
  • 1992 - Prospectors Delite
  • 1991 - Nalees Pin
  • 1990 - Windansea
  • 1989 - Exquisite Mistree
  • 1988 - False Glitter
  • 1987 - Out of the Bid
  • 1986 - Tiffany Lass
  • 1985 - Marshuas Echelon
  • 1984 - Texas Cowgirl Nite
  • 1983 - Duped
  • 1982 - Linda North



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