Hickory Pride-Passing Speed-Speedster $1,071,927. Bred by Dorothy Haughton and trained and driven by Hall of Fame Immortal William R. Haughton, Keystone Pioneer was the first American bred and owned mare to win $1 million. Unraced at two she won 12 of 25 starts at three including the Hambletonian Oaks. At four, Keystone Pioneer won the American Trotting Classic and in 1976 and 1979 was named Aged Trotter of the Year. At five she won in Denmark and Sweden with earnings of $238,181. At six she won the American Trotting Classic for the second time. Perhaps the greatest attribute of Keystone Pioneer, who raced from 1975 through 1980, was her manners. In 133 lifetime starts it would probably be possible to count her total number of breaks on one hand, truly a phenomenal record for a trotter. With total earnings in excess of $1 million, Keystone Pioneer is the only female millionaire to produce a million-dollar winner. Her Speedy Crown daughter Kit Lobell earned over $1.7 million. Keystone Pioneer's last foal was born on March 27, 1990.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1998 Souvenir Journal