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:

World Champion. 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 three 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 time in capturing her Hambo elimination, 1:52.1, equalled the overall World Record for 3-year-olds that was held by Mack Lobell at the time, established a new a World Record for 3-year-old fillies, and set a new Meadowlands track 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.