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2,1:55.3; 3,1:52.1
Valley Victory
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Chiola Hanover

Trotting mare Continentalvictory won 10 of 17 starts at two, earning $432,810. Her wins included the Breeders Crown elimination and final (equaling the national season's record of 1:55.3), Review Stakes, a division of the American-National and a New Jersey Sire Stake. She was voted October Horse of the Month and 1995 Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year.

As a three-year-old, Continentalvictory won nine of 12 starts, earning $1,178,360. This made her the richest Standardbred in North America, with the most earnings ever by a trotting filly in a single season. She won the 1996 Hambletonian, the first heat in 1:52.1 (a world record for a three-year-old trotting filly, equaling Mack Lobell's mark for the fastest race mile ever by a three-year-old trotter). Her two-heat winning time of 3:45 was a world record for any age trotter on a mile track. Other wins included the Yonkers Trot in 1:56.2h, the American-National in 1:56.4 (a new track record for sophomore trotting fillies) and the New Jersey Sire Stakes final. She won the World Trotting Derby in a race-off, with one heat in a stakes and all-age track record 1:52.3, setting a world record for three heats divided of 5:45.2.

Continentalvictory's 1996 outstanding season earned her USTA's August Horse of the Month and at year's end she was named USTA Horse of the Year and Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year. She was also New Jersey Standardbred of the Year.

Continentalvictory was bred by Brittany Farms of Versailles, Kentucky. Owned by the Continentalvictory Stable during her racing career, she was trained by Ron Gurfein and driven by Mike Lachance. She at one time owned by Scuderia Bolgheri of Bolgheri, Italy. She was purchased in 2008 by Diamond Creek Farm. Continentalvictory had nine foals, with the most successful being the ill-fated Gastine 3,1:56.4 ($100,424).

Continentalvictory died in 2015.