Victory Gallop (foaled May 30, 1995 in Ontario, Canada) was an American-based Thoroughbred racehorse. As a three-year-old he won the Belmont Stakes denying Real Quiet the Triple Crown. At four he won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse.
Bred by Ivan Dalos' Tall Oaks Farm, Victory Gallop was foaled later in the year than is common for most Northern Hemisphere Thoroughbreds. Sired by 1987 Florida Derby winner Cryptoclearance who won 12 of 44 starts and earned $3,376,327 lifetime, he was out of the mare Victorious Lil. He was purchased by Prestonwood Farm of Versailles, Kentucky, owned by Houston, Texas oilmen Jack, Art, and J. R. Preston, who also owned and raced two-time Breeders' Cup Mile winner Da Hoss.
Racing career 
Racing at age two, Victory Gallop won two ungraded stakes races and was second in the important Laurel Futurity. The following year in the lead-up to the American Classic Races for three-year-olds, Victory Gallop won the Rebel Stakes then beat Favorite Trick to capture the Arkansas Derby. In the Kentucky Derby he was running dead last behind fourteen other horses at the half mile pole then made a powerful drive near the end of the homestretch to pass betting favorite Indian Charlie but ran out of track and finished second to winner, Real Quiet. In the Preakness Stakes he finished second again to Real Quiet then won the longer distance Belmont Stakes by a matter of a few inches. From there, Victory Gallop went on to a second place finish behind Coronado's Quest in the Haskell Invitational Handicap and in the Travers Stakes.
Racing in 1999 at age four, Victory Gallop recorded his best year. In the spring, he traveled to Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai where he finished third to Shadwell Racing 's Almutawakel in the 1999 Dubai World Cup. Back in the United States, he won the Stephen Foster and Whitney Handicaps.
Stud career 
Retired to stand at stud at his owner's Prestonwood Farm, Victory Gallop ranked second among 2003's freshman sires. Through November 2006, he had sired sixteen individual stakes race winners.
In 2008; Victory Gallop was sold to The Jockey Club of Turkey.
Honors and awards 
Victory Gallop's performances won him the 1999 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse and in a poll published by the New York Times' About, Inc., he was the top vote getter for Most Impressive Performance of the Year for his win in the Stephen Foster Handicap.
Victory Gallop was inducted in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2010.
Victory Gallop Belmont Stakes 1998 - Thrilling finish - Triple Crown lost by a nose
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1999 Whitney Handicap - Victory Gallop -vs- Behrens
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Victory Gallop - 1998 Arkansas Derby
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Victory Gallop - 1998 Belmont Stakes
The 1998 Belmont Stakes, ending in a stunning climax.
Victory Gallop - 1998 Belmont Stakes
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1998 Belmont Stakes - Victory Gallop : Full ABC Broadcast
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Akron Beacon Journal
Sun, 05 May 2013 21:45:07 -0700
Derby Day was a win-win for participants and children at the 12th Annual Victory Gallop's Kentucky Derby Gala on Saturday night at the Fairlawn Country Club. The event provides scholarships for the therapeutic horseback riding program. Deemer the horse ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:43:48 -0700
Real Quiet and Victory Gallop ran one-two in all three Triple Crown races in 1998, producing the most excruciating near-miss in the history of the Triple Crown. Bob Baffert trainee Real Quiet swept the first two jewels of the Triple Crown, with the ...
Tue, 07 May 2013 04:54:17 -0700
Real Quiet's trainer, Bob Baffert, was out to win back-to-back Triple Crowns, all of which left jockey Gary Stevens, a close friend of Baffert who would ride Victory Gallop, speaking from the heart. "I'm rooting for Real Quiet to win the Triple Crown ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 14:45:52 -0700
As calmly as possible, D'Amico prodded on Victory Gallop's jockey. “C'mon, Alex (Solis). Get 'em up there.” “You can't really show too much emotion (as sports book director), especially in front of customers,” D'Amico explained. “I was standing in the ...
Thu, 09 May 2013 09:14:59 -0700
The most excruciating may have been the Bob Baffert-trained Real Quiet in 1998, who was four lengths clear in the stretch, only to get nailed in the final jump by Victory Gallop, the smallest of noses preventing the colt from becoming the 12th Triple ...
Daily Racing Form
Fri, 10 May 2013 15:56:15 -0700
Monlora De Luna is out of Delta Diva, a daughter of 1998 Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop. Doctor Dino, an 11-year-old French-bred son of Muhtathir, raced in seven different countries over six seasons, winning or placing in 14 graded or group ...
Practical Horseman Magazine (blog)
Mon, 06 May 2013 09:49:09 -0700
But it's a fresh face that rode around the arena for the victory gallop. Jonathan “Jock” Paget is just the second first-timer to win Badminton, following in the footsteps of Sir Mark Todd–also from New Zealand–who won his Badminton debut on Southern ...
The Herald Bulletin
Sat, 04 May 2013 20:23:06 -0700
The closest of all the failures came in 1998 when Real Quiet was put in second by a photo finish behind Victory Gallop. There have been two different periods where for three consecutive years a horse was primed to end the dry spell only to fail in the ...
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