Nevele Pride, by Star's Pride and Thankful, was the winner of the 1968 Trotting Triple Crown and followed Bret Hanover as the only two-year-old to be voted Horse of the Year (1967), an honor he won twice more in 1968 and 1969. Trained and driven by Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer, he started 29 times at two, winning a remarkable 26 races and finishing second on two other occasions. At age three he won 21 of 23 starts and at four won 10 of 14. But more importantly, he shattered the sport's all-time speed mark, when Dancer sent him against the clock at Indianapolis in '69 and trotted in 1:54.4. Six days later, at Saratoga, he posted a 1:56.4 victory over the half-mile oval, the fastest ever to that time for trotter or pacer. Nevele Pride died on February 19, 1993 in Lexington, Kentucky and was laid to rest at Stoner Creek Stud, alongside the great pacing sire Meadow Skipper and the Thoroughbred champion Count Fleet.
Stoner Creek Stud, Paris, KY
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals