Hall of Fame

 



noble victory

Year of Birth: 
1962
Immortal: 
Yes
Elected as Immortal: 
1995
Year of Death: 
1987
Gait: 
Trotter
Record: 
t,4,1:55.3
Earnings: 
$522,391
Sire: 
Victory Song
Dam: 
Emily's Pride
Sire of Dam: 
Star's Pride
Biography: 

A foal by Victory Song from Hambletonian winner Emily's Pride, Noble Victory was bred by Castleton and Walnut Hall Farms. Trained and driven by Stanley Dancer throughout his racing career, by the time he retired in 1966, his earnings totaled $522,391. In three seasons of racing, Noble Victory won 37 of 54 starts. He was first, second or third in 49 races. During his first season he won 18 of 19 starts and equalled a world record of 2:00 for two-year-old trotters in the second heat of the Saul Camp Memorial. Additional first season victories included the Battle of Saratoga, Castleton Trot and Horseman Stake. He was voted 1964 Two-Year-Old Trotter of the Year. At three, Noble Victory won the Horseman Futurity in Indianapolis in 1:57.2. Other major victories were the Gaines Memorial, Yonkers Futurity and American National. In his final season, at the Hambletonian in Du Quoin, he set the record as the fastest racing trotter to that date, with the remarkable time of 1:55.3. After his record setting season, he was named 1966 Aged Trotting Horse of the Year. Retired in 1966 Noble Victory stood at stud at Lana Lobell Farm. He sired 67 two-minute performers; 49 trotters and 18 pacers. Some of his most notable offspring include ABC Freight 3, T1:56.3, Noble Gesture 2,1:59.1 and Noble Jade 4, 1:59.4. He was also an outstanding broodmare sire. His foals have earned over $26 million. Noble Victory died March 24, 1987 at Lana Lobell Farms in Orange County, New York.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1995 book, The 1995 Immortals