Madison, WI — Seventimesavirgin will be inducted into the Wisconsin Harness Racing Hall of Fame on Jan. 25.
Seventimesavirgin was foaled in Grinnell, Iowa, on March 18, 2013. The filly would grow up under the care and guidance of the DeLong family and would fast prove to be a forever family favorite.
This precocious filly made her racing debut at one of the traditional Elkhorn early meets on June 20, 2015, winning in 2:10.1. She then traveled to Iowa for her next three starts before venturing to Hoosier Park, where she would eventually finish her career. As a 2-year-old she won three legs of the Sire Stakes, then followed up by finishing fourth in the Super final.
Seventimesavirgin came back as a 3-year-old, winning 13 of 15 starts and took a record of 1:50.2. This outstanding sophomore campaign earned her honors among the best in Indiana. Seventimesavirgin is the last horse to date to go undefeated in Sire Stakes action and she still holds the longest win streak record for Hoosier Park.
Her 4-year-old year came with a lowered lifetime mark of 1:49.4 and pushed her bankroll to over $575,000. One of the biggest thrills in racing is to race in the Breeders Crown and not many horses have gone from racing Wisconsin/Iowa fairs to the Breeders Crown. Seventimesavirgin has done that twice, both her 4- and 5-year-old year she had Breeders Crown starts.
She raced for two more years, adding to her win and bankroll each season. Oct. 11, 2019 marked her retirement from racing. She ended an illustrious career winning 32 of her 86 starts, taking a lifetime mark of 1:49.4 and bankrolling $709,800.
Seventimesavirgin has proven her versatility by racing on all size tracks throughout the country and Canada. From half-mile fair tracks to Hoosier, Mohawk to the Big M, she is a proven winner, pacing with the best mares throughout the country. She has earned her forever home at the DeLong Farm and will be bred in the spring to start her new career as a broodmare. Her legacy will forever continue.
The WHHA and her extended Wisconsin family wish to congratulate the DeLong family on Seventimesavirgin’s accomplishments.
For those who wish to attend the event on Jan. 25 in Madison, Wis., contact WHHA Board Member Gabe Wand (608.574.5468 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.