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The 2017 Silver Shadow Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

The 2017 Silver Shadow Stakes is a Group 2 event for new season three-year-old fillies held annually during August on Warwick Stakes Day. Hosted at the prestigious Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Silver Shadow Stakes is one of the major opening events of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival for young fillies heading towards a run through the Princess Series of races that culminates with the $500,000 Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) on Epsom Day.

Run under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Silver Shadow Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money and takes place over 1200m.

The Silver Shadow Stakes 2017 will take place on August 19th at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Silver Shadow Stakes
Date: August 19th
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1980

The Silver Shadow Stakes shares a program with the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) and three Group 3 events, the Show County Quality (1200m), the Toy Show Quality (1300m) and the Up and Coming Stakes (1300m). Those fillies that end up in the Silver Shadow Stakes field usually come via other races such as the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill the week before. The Silver Shadow Stakes field usually attracts horses that had fairly decent two-year-old campaigns. Most entrants have a decent amount of black-type experience from their two-year-old season running in events including the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) in the autumn.

Fillies that see success in the Silver Shadow Stakes results tend to push on to later races such as the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) or the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) before stepping up to a mile in the Flight Stakes.

2017 Silver Shadow Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 15195x ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Blake Shinn 3 57kg 78
2 11302x FORMALITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 1 56kg 82
3 1x1x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Tye Angland 2 55kg 74
4 1374x VILLA CARLOTTA Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 55kg 72
5 425×1 ALIZEE James Cummings Glyn Schofield 5 55kg 71

Silver Shadow Stakes History

The Silver Shadow Stakes was inaugurated in 1980, with Moabite seizing the very first victory. Initially a Group 3 race, the Silver Shadow Stakes was upgraded to Group 2 in 1993. After enjoying more than a decade at the improved status, the race was reduced to Group 3 in 2005. For the 2013 edition, the Silver Shadow Stakes was again upgraded to Group 2, where it has remained since.

With the exception of 1989, the Silver Shadow Stakes has always been raced over 1200m. In 1989 the race distance was reduced to 1160m for one year. The Silver Shadow Stakes has a reputation for changing locations, and has been held variously at Warwick Farm Racecourse, Canterbury Park Racecourse and its current location Royal Randwick Racecourse over the years.

Silver Shadow Stakes Location

Period Location
1980-92 Warwick Farm
1993 Royal Randwick
1994-99 Warwick Farm
2000 Canterbury Park
2001-04 Warwick Farm
2005-06 Royal Randwick
2008 Warwick Farm
2009 Royal Randwick
2010-13 Warwick Farm
2014 Royal Randwick

Horses that see success in the Silver Shadow Stakes have usually experienced it elsewhere. A solid two -year-old campaign is almost a prerequisite for entry to the Silver Shadow Stakes field, particularly since the grade and prize upgrade in 2014.

Notable winners of the Silver Shadow Stakes include Startling Lass (1988), Angst (1993), Ha Ha (2001), Gold Edition (2006) and Samantha Miss (2008). Silver Shadow Stakes results since 2000 are below.

Silver Shadow Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Formality 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Alizee
3rd Champagne Cuddles
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Omei Sword 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Bacarella
3rd Quick Feet
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Speak Fondly 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Kimberley Star
3rd Lake Geneva
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Bring Me The Maid 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd Memorial
3rd Clover Lane
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Thump 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Montsegur
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Nechita 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Meidung
3rd Ichihara
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Pane In The Glass 1 minute 13.4 seconds
2nd Florentina
3rd Streama
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Parables 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Solar Charged
3rd Chance Bye
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Deer Valley 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Hurtle Myrtle
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd Glowlamp
3rd Love And Kisses
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Race Not Held
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Montmelo
3rd Heat Of The Fire
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Paulini
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Our Sweet Moss 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Trezevant
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Regimental Gal 1 minute 12.0 seconds
2nd Legally Bay
3rd Dorky
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Chantelaine
3rd Calaway Gal
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Oomph
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Ateates 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Unworldly

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