Robert Luttrell’s homebred Promise Me Silver kept her record perfect with an eighth straight victory in taking the 60th running of the $200,000 Eight Belles (GIII) Presented by for 3-year-old fillies.

        Ridden by Robby Albarado, Promise Me Silver collared the pace-setting Super Saks at the head of the stretch, drew clear at the three-sixteenths pole and had more than enough to prevail by 1 ¼ lengths over Callback.

        Promise Me Silver gave trainer Bret Calhoun a second consecutive victory in the race having scored with Fiftyshadesofgold last year.

Promise Me Silver, a Texas-bred daughter of Silver City out of the Macho Uno mare Uno Mas Promesa, covered the seven furlongs on a fast main track in 1:22.90. The victory was worth $112,840 and boosted Promise Me Silver’s bankroll to $432,195 with a record of 8-8-0-0.

        Promise Me Silver rewarded her backers with payoffs of $12.60, $6 and $4.20. Callback, ridden by Victor Espinoza, returned $5.80 and $4.40 in finishing a diminishing head in front of Scat Means Go, who paid $13.60 to show under Joel Rosario.

It was another 6 ¼ lengths back to Mizz Money, who was fourth and followed in order by Super Saks, Taylor S, Streetheart, Lavender Chrissie, Enchanting Lady, Fancy and Flashy and Ekati’s Phaeton.



“I knew I had horse (around the far turn) and I knew I had a nice quality bunch behind me but when I called on her she showed me why she’s seven for seven. She’s an exceptional filly, she’s kind to be around and she’s very nice. I think she’s won at like six or seven different racetracks and that’s special in and of itself. Today was a big test for her and now she’ll go on to some bigger things, I’m sure."


“She’s a special filly. I can see why she was overlooked (at odds of 5-1). She had never beaten this caliber of fillies before, but we always knew she could. We will start making plans for that race (the $750,000 Acorn at a mile) on Belmont Day (June 6).”

VICTOR ESPINOZA, jockey of CALLBACK (second)

“My filly ran a big race but that one (Promise Me Silver) is really good. I thought coming out of the turn that I had a good chance to catch her but she kept going.”

JOEL ROSARIO, jockey of  SCAT MEANS GO (third)

“She really closed. She really came running. I thought I was going to get second, but I just missed. I had a good trip and I have no complaints.”