“The Princess” will return to Silvano, one of South Africa’s top stallions, this season.
Bred by Maine Chance Farms (where she now resides), Princess Victoria was a R325 000 buy at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale – and proved a great bargain at the price.
A daughter of ill fated Dubai Horse Of The Year Victory Moon, Princess Victoria quickly showed herself to be an above average athlete. She won four in a row as a juvenile, culminating in wins in the Grade Allan Robertson Fillies Championship and Grade One Golden Slipper.
This earned Princess Victoria the title of South Africa’s Equus Champion 2YO Filly of 2011.
Unlike many brilliant 2yos, Princess Victoria was even better at three. She reeled off wins in both the Gr2 Choice Carriers Championship and Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas before finishing third to dual Horse Of The Year Variety Club in the Gr1 Cape Premier Yearling Sales Guineas. She would go on to win three more features that season, culminating in a superb victory in the Gr1 Garden Province Stakes. Princess Victoria was subsequently named the country’s Champion 3YO Filly for the 2011-2012 season.
Out of the Rakeen mare Platinum Princess, Princess Victoria ended her career having won ten races and earned over R2 million in prize money.
She was a true champion, and her many fans will be following Princess Victoria’s offspring over the years.