Travelling Victor

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Travelling Victor
Sire Hail To Victory
Grandsire Hail To Reason
Dam Travelling Round
Damsire Travelling Dust
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1979
Country Canada
Colour Bay
Breeder Russell & Lois Bennett
Owner Russell & Lois Bennett
Trainer Robert G. Anderson
Record 52: 21-10-7
Earnings $774,773
Major wins
British Columbia Derby (1982)
B.C. Premiers Handicap (1983, 1985)
Longacres Mile Handicap (1984)
Canadian Champion Older Male Horse (1983)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1983)
British Columbia Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1991)
Last updated on September 29, 2007

Travelling Victor (1979–1992) was a Canadian Thoroughbred Champion racehorse bred by Russell and Lois Bennett at their Flying Horse Farm in Westbank, British Columbia. In 1983, the horse made history when he became the first horse ever to be voted Canadian Horse of the Year honours who had not competed in the Province of Ontario.

During his career, Travelling Victor raced at tracks in Vancouver as well as in the State of Washington. He set two new track records for 1 38 miles (2.2 km) and 1 12 miles (2.4 km) at Exhibition Park Racetrack in Vancouver.

Retired having won twenty-one races, of which fifteen were Graded Stakes events, Travelling Victor was standing at stud for his owners when he died unexpectedly in 1992. He is buried at Flying Horse Farm.