Peace Corps is the richest Standardbred in history and a multiple world champion. Her North American and European earnings of over $5.5 million may never be eclipsed. At two, Peace Corps won 15 of 19 starts and was voted Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year with major wins in the Breeders Crown and Merrie Annabelle. She came back at three to win 16 of 19 starts, earn over $1,000,000 and win the Breeders Crown, World Trotting Derby and Kentucky Futurity (the latter two against colts) and was voted Trotter of the Year.
As an older performer, Peace Corps raced in both North America and Europe and swept through major racing events on both continents. She was the winner of two more Breeders Crowns and is the only horse to ever win four Breeders Crown races. In addition, she won the Yonkers International Trot. Peace Corps was voted Older Trotting Mare of the Year at ages four, five and six. In Europe, Peace Corps was the winner of the great Swedish race, the Elitlopp, as well as such major events as Gran Premio Costa Azzurra, Gran Premio Lotteria Nazionale, Premio Renzo Orlandi, Momarken Grand Prix and Jarlsberg Grand Prix. Peace Corps reined as the world trotting queen for several years and consistently defeated the world's greatest trotting colts and fillies during her career. She returned to the U.S. in 1995 to await the arrival of her first foal, a filly.
Elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1999, Peace Corps died on the island of Mallorca off the coast of Spain in late 2012.
Revised version first published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1999 Souvenir Journal