The Silver Shadow Stakes is held annually in August at the Warwick Farm Racecourse and is one of the major Group 2 races in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The event is normally exclusive to 3 year old fillies only and last year, Thump produced a strong show to win the race in spectacular fashion ahead of Sweet Idea and Montsegur who both managed second and third respectively. The Silver Shadow Stakes is contested over a sprint distance of 1200M where three year old fillies battle it out for the $175,000 up for grabs in prize money.
The male version of the Silver Shadow Stakes, the Up and Coming Stakes is held on the same day as the race on the Warwick Farm Racecourse. In recent years, the race has remained a major stage for quality racing and last year, the event was upgraded from a Group 3 race to a Group 2 event for the 2013-14 racing season.
The Silver Shadow Stakes is seen as the best start for fillies looking to compete in other major sprint races in the Sydney Spring Carnival. Fillies that do well in the race can consider running in the Group 2 Furious Stakes or the Tea Rose Stakes. The Silver Shadow Stakes has produced a number of high profile fillies and most specifically, Gold Edition Debuted in the race in 2006 and later went on to achieve remarkable success in Australian horse racing.
Samantha Miss back in 2008 and Mnemosyne in 2005 are some of the recent fillies to claim the Silver Shadow Stakes and the Furious Stake double. Streama came close in 2011 after running third in the Silver Shadow Stakes on course towards victory in the Furious Stakes. The Silver Shadow Stakes in 2014 is expected to showcase the same enthusiasm and quality racing it has in recent years. Other notable winners in this race include Nechita back in 2012 and Pane in The Glass back in 2011.
Silver Shadow Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Bring Me The Maid||Memorial||Clover Lane||1:12.3|
|2011||Pane In The Glass||Florentina||Streama||1:13.4|
|2010||Parables||Solar Charged||Chance Bye||1:09.9|
|2009||Deer Valley||Melito||Hurtle Myrtle||1:10.3|
|2008||Samantha Miss||Glowlamp||Love and Kisses||1:12.4|
|2007||Race not run|
|2006||Gold Edition||Montmelo||Heat Of The Fire||1:10.6|
|2004||Our Sweet Moss||Wager||Trezevant||1:10.7|
|2003||Regimental Gal||Legally Bay||Dorky||1:12.0|
|2002||Victory Vein||Chantelaine||Calaway Gal||1:09.9|
|1999||Katima||High Grove||Forest Express||1:10.2|
|1997||Adeewin||Snapshots||My Halo Broke||1:10.1|
|1993||Angst||Centrefold Spread||Bint Marscay||1:10.3|
|1989||Spirited Way||Kanaloa||A Little Kiss||1:10.5|
|1988||Startling Lass||Atalantas Way||Grey Fille||1:10.2|