Silverbulletday (KY)

An Eclipse Award winner as both a juvenile and 3-year-old, Silverbulletday won 13 graded stakes in her career, including five Grade 1 events.

Silverbulletday (Jerry Bailey up) winning the 1999 Alabama at Saratoga (NYRA)
Inducted

2009

Foaled

1996

Sire

Silver Deputy

Dam

Rokeby Rose

Damsire

Tom Rolfe

Breeder

Highclere Inc. and Clear Creek

Owner

Mike Pegram

Trainer

Bob Baffert

Career

1998-2000

Earnings

$3,093,207

Racing Record

23

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
1998 7 6 0 0 $1114110 $1,114,110
1999 11 8 1 0 $1707640 $1,707,640
2000 5 1 2 1 $271457 $271,457

Biography

An Eclipse Award winner as a juvenile and 3-year-olde, Silverbulletday won 13 graded stakes in her career, including five Grade 1 events.

Bred in Kentucky, Silverbulletday was purchased by Mike Pegram for $155,000 and turned over to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. A bay daughter of Silver Deputy out of the Tom Rolfe mare Rokeby Rose, Silverbulletday won her debut by 11 lengths at Churchill Downs on June 13, 1998. She followed with victories in the Debutante at Churchill and the Sorrento at Del Mar before suffering her first defeat in the Del Mar Debutante. Following her first loss, Silverbulletday rebounded to win the Alcibiades Stakes, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, and the Golden Rod Stakes to finish the year with six wins from seven starts and the Eclipse Award for Champion 2-Year-Old Filly.

Silverbulletday tore through the 3-year-old filly division in 1999. She started the year with wins in the Davona Dale, Fair Grounds Oaks, Ashland Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes before having her eight-race win streak snapped when she finished seventh in attempt against males in the Belmont Stakes.

The Belmont defeat was quickly forgotten, as Silverbulletday strung together wins in the Monmouth Breeders’ Cup Oaks, Alabama Stakes, and Gazelle Handicap. She then finished second in the Beldame before a disappointing sixth-place effort in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Although she closed the year on a down note, Silverbulletday was an easy choice for the Eclipse Award for Champion 3-Year-Old Filly.

Silverbulletday added a victory in the listed Doubledogdare Stakes during a brief a 4-year-old campaign before being retired with a record of 15-3-1 from 23 starts and earnings of $3,093,207. At the time of her retirement, Silverbulletday ranked second all-time behind Serena’s Song in career earnings by a filly or mare.

Achievements

Eclipse Award Champion 2-Year-Old Filly — 1998
Eclipse Award Champion 3-Year-Old Filly — 1999

Breeders' Cup Highlights

Won the Juvenile Fillies — 1998

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