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emily's pride

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2,2:06; 3,T1:58
Star's Pride
Emily Scott
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The daughter of Star's Pride and Emily Scott - Scotland, Emily's Pride was trained by Fred Egan and driven by Flick Nipe. Her lifetime record of 16 wins and 4 seconds in 23 starts included a 1:59.2 heat victory in the 1958 Kentucky Futurity. It was the fastest time ever raced by a three-year-old filly trotter. Her earnings that year amounted to $118,830.

Emily's Pride won the 1958 Hambletonian Stake. Later that same year her victory over Senator Frost in the Kentucky Futurity took three heats (1:59.1, 1:59.2 and 1:59.4) to accomplish. It was notable for the fact that it was the first race in the history of the sport to be settled with three heats going in better than two minutes. After the Grand Circuit meet at Lexington, Emily's Pride went against the clock in 1:58 flat, finishing her outstanding racing season as the world champion three-year-old trotting filly and the co-champion regardless of sex. For these feats she was named 1958 Horse of the Year and Three-Year-Old Trotter of the Year.

The day after her Lexington time trial, Emily's Pride was retired to broodmare duties. At the time, she was the fastest trotter in the history of the sport. Her lifetime earnings were $130,751. Her most outstanding foal was Noble Victory 4,1:55.3 ($522,391). Noble Victory was a standout broodmare sire. His mares produced such champions as 1984 Horse of the Year Fancy Crown 3,1:53.4, 1985 Kentucky Futurity winner Flak Bait 3,1:55.2, and world champion and Breeders Crown winner Armbro Devona 3,1:55.3.

Emily's Pride had her last foal in 1970 at Walnut Hall Farm.

Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 2000 Souvenir Journal