Hall of Fame - Lookout Victory

2,1:57.2; 3,1:54.3 Earnings: $1,921,611

M, 1992 By Valley Victory-Higher Love, by Joie De Vie

 

Background & Current Status

Bred by: Brittany Farms

Sale history: 1993 Kentucky Standardbred yearling ($40,000)

Owned (during her racing career) by: Olle Leven, Al Libfeld, Marvin Katz and Sam Goldband

Trained by: Per Eriksson (at 2 & 3), Jim Gluhm, Ben Wallace

Current status: Broodmare (Sweden)

 

Racing Credentials:

Two-time Breeders Crown Champion and International stakes winner. In 1994: Second-leading money-winning 2-year-old filly trotter. In 1995: Second-leading money-winning 3-year-old filly trotter.

 

Major Stakes Victories:

Breeders Crown (at both 2 and 3), Hambletonian Oaks, World Trotting Derby Filly, Buckette, Acorn, Classic Oaks Final.

The royally-bred Lookout Victory won two Breeders Crowns, earned nearly $2-million and won over $100,000 each season from ages 2 through 8...despite being born in the same foal crop (F1992) that included another wickedly fast filly, "Horse of the Year" CR Kay Suzie.

At 2 and 3 Lookout Victory was a model of consistency, winning 16 races and finishing first, second or third in 27 of 28 starts. In addition to winning the Hambletonian Oaks in stakes record time (1:55.1), she capped off both her freshman and sophomore seasons with victories in the sport's annual year-end championship, the Breeders Crown.

Exported to Europe after her 3-year-old campaign, she won numerous stakes there and finished second in her elim of the famed Elitlopp in Sweden. She returned to U.S. shores in 1999 and was one of trotting's top-class older mares in the U.S. and Canada for three more seasons.

As a broodmare, she has produced five stakes horses, including the $500,000-plus winner Keenan.