Hall of Fame - Continentalvictory

2,1:55.3; 3,1:52.1 Earnings: $1,611,170

M, 1993 By Valley Victory-Intercontinental, by Chiola Hanover

 

Background & Current Status:

Bred by: Brittany Farms

Sale history: 1994 Tattersalls yearling ($100,000), 1998 Harrisburg broodmare ($760,000) Owned (during her racing career) by: Allister Stables, Harvey Gold, Deena Frost, Hi-Stix Inc. and Jerry Silva.

Trained by: Ron Gurfein

Current status: Deceased

 

Racing Credentials:

Holder of four World Records. In 1995: "2-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year," richest 2-year-old trotter and co-fastest 2-year-old filly trotter. In 1996: "Horse of the Year" and richest all-age trotter.

 

Major Stakes Victories:

$1,000,000 Hambletonian, $550,000 World Trotting Derby, $334,000 Yonkers Trot, $300,000 Breeders Crown, Kentucky Standardbred and Bluegrass Stakes.

1996 "Horse of the Year" Continentalvictory was the second of the five Hambletonian winners that have been bred by Brittany Farms. She took her place in Standardbred history as only the 13th of her gender—a filly—to have won the Hambletonian, the sport's most coveted prize.

Her times in capturing the two-heat Hambletonian—the elimination in 1:52.1 and final in 1:52.4—equaled the overall World Record for 3-year-olds, established a new a World Record for 3-year-old fillies, and set a new Meadowlands track record and two-heat World Record.

In addition to the Hambo, she won the Yonkers Trot and World Trotting Derby at 3, capturing the latter in a three-heat raceoff... and three-heat World Record!

Like so many of the truly great horses, she showed her brilliance as a 2-year-old as well as at 3. During her championship freshman season she went on a nine-race winning streak from August through November that saw her set a stakes record and season's record winning the Breeders Crown in 1:55.3.

She and her maternal family have been exceptional both on the racetrack and in the yearling marketplace. Continentalvictory herself produced yearlings that sold for up to $450,000, while her dam, the former Brittany Farms broodmare Intercontinental, produced six stakes winners and six $100,000-plus yearlings.

Continentalvictory was inducted into the Living Horse Hall Of Fame in 2007 and died in 2015.