EMILY'S PRIDE 2, 2:06m;3, T1:58 1999 [1955-?]
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 3-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 2 minutes. After the Grand Circuit meet at
Lexington, she went against the clock in 1:58 flat, finishing
her outstanding racing season as the world champion 3-year-old
trotting filly and the co-champion regardless of sex. For these
feats she was named 1958 Horse of the Year and 3-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 accomplishments continued. Her most outstanding
foal was Noble Victory 4,1:55.3m ($522,391). Noble Victory was a
standout broodmare sire. His mares produced such outstanding
champions as 1984 Horse of the Year Fancy Crown 3,1 :53.4m, 1985
Kentucky Futurity winner Flak Bait 3,1 :55.2m, 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.