Queen Victoria is an 18 year Thoroughbred mare who was born and raced in New Zealand under the name Hopeful. After she came to this country, she continued to race, but wound up in bad hands. Fortunately, she was rescued and brought to safety. When her owner unexpectedly passed away, Queen Victoria came to live at the sanctuary to ensure her security and wellbeing. We named this lovely mare after the woman who rescued her. Almost immediately upon arrival, she fell in love with her next-door neighbor, Master Goi. Looks like another epic love story is about to unfold.