Silver Bay holds off Starship Bonita to win the Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Gulfstream Park West

Silver Bay holds off Starship Bonita to win the Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Gulfstream Park West

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Silver Bay First Stakes Winner for Currency Swap

Juvenile filly is now two-for-two.

Freshman sire Currency Swap  had his first black-type stakes winner Nov. 11, when Richlyn Farms' Silver Bay led the way through the $75,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes for Florida-breds at Gulfstream Park West.

The filly pushed her way to the front, was challenged several times going six and a half furlongs, and held on gamely to win by a neck in 1:19.37 over a fast track.

Silver Bay, out of the Trippi mare Ginny's Design, was bred in Florida by Renee Parks-James, Melvin James, and Judy Karlin. She is now two-for-two at the South Florida track, after breaking her maiden Oct. 27 by 5 1/2 lengths.

Woodford Thoroughbreds' Currency Swap, a grade 1-winning son of High Cotton , had his first winner May 10, when R Paper Chase led gate-to-wire to win her debut.

Campaigned by Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence, Currency Swap picked up his grade 1 score in just his second start, taking the 2011 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course as a 2-year-old. In that race he defeated eventual champion sprinter Trinniberg  and 3-year-old champion of 2012 I'll Have Another .

Currency Swap also won the 2012 Amsterdam Stakes (G2), and placed second in the Woody Stephens Stakes (G2). He retired with earnings of $459,300 and a record of 4-2-1 from 10 starts.

With a $2,500 fee for 2017, the young stallion now has three winners from nine to race.