|Owner||Benjamin Tasker, Jr.|
|Selima Stakes at Laurel Park Racecourse|
|Last updated on September 12, 2008|
Selima was one of the most important Thoroughbred horses of the 18th century and became one of the foundation mares of the American Thoroughbred. She was imported to the Province of Maryland between 1750 and 1752 by Benjamin Tasker, Jr.
In 1752, Selima won the biggest prize of the era, 2,500 pistoles at Gloucester, Virginia which marked "the beginning of the remarkable racing contests between the rival colonies of Maryland and Virginia."
She produced 10 foals including Selim, Ebony and Stella.
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