Victoria Park (horse)
|Breeder||Edward P. Taylor|
|Clarendon Stakes (1959)|
Cup and Saucer Stakes (1959)
Coronation Futurity Stakes (1959)
Remsen Stakes (1959)
Leonard Richards Stakes (1960)
|Canadian Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1959)|
Canadian Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt (1960)
Canadian Horse of the Year (1960)
Leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland (1977)
|Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1976)|
Victoria Park Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
|Last updated on March 20, 2020|
Victoria Park finished 3rd behind Venetian Way in the 1960 Kentucky Derby. In the Preakness Stakes, he ran 2nd to Bally Ache whom he had beaten in the Leonard Richards Stakes while setting a new Delaware Park track record. Through February 2020, Victoria Park still holds the Delaware Park track record he set on June 18, 1960 of 1:47 4/5 for one and one-eighth miles on dirt.
Owner E. P. Taylor chose to bypass the Belmont Stakes to return for Canada's most important race, the Queen's Plate. Victoria Park won the race in a record time that stood for more than forty years. He was voted 1960's Canadian Champion 3 Yr-Old Colt and Canadian Horse of the Year.
Retired to stud, Victoria Park sired 25 stakes winners, including three Queen's Plate winners: Almoner (1970), Kennedy Road (1971), and Victoria Song (1972). He is the damsire of The Minstrel as well as the damsire of Northern Taste, who led the Japanese leading sires list for ten years, and topped the broodmare sires list a number of times.
|Flares||Gallant Fox||Sir Gallahad|
|Belmon (family: 1-h)|
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