Flower Alley

Melnyk Among Inductees To Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees.  In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 10 horses and people have been elected from a very strong list of candidates. Standardbred inductees include Trainer/Driver Blair Burgess and Builder Dr. Gordon Gilbertson along with […]

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‘He’ll Run Through A Brick Wall For You’: Glyshaw Enlivened By Bullards Alley’s Recent Efforts

A game second-place effort behind multiple graded stakes winner Da Big Hoss in the $594,180 Kentucky Turf Cup (Grade II) on Sept. 10 has given trainer Tim Glyshaw confidence that Bullards Alley can spin back in three weeks for the $175,000 Lukas Classic (listed) at Churchill Downs on Saturday, Oct. 1. “He’s going to run […]

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Bullards Alley Gets Elusive Graded Victory For Trainer Glyshaw In Louisville Handicap

Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins’ Bullards Alley came home the 2 1/2-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 3 Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs. Last started just nine days ago for a hard-fought nose victory over a good dirt track, he captured the first graded stakes race of his career, as well as trainer Tim Glyshaw’s, over […]

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Bullard’s Alley Bullies Way To Woodchopper Victory

Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins’ Tim Glyshaw-trained Bullards Alley wore down Virginia H. Tarra Trust’s Steve Margolis-trained Oak Brook with a determined rally in a rained-off renewal of the one-mile $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots over a muddy surface to cap three consecutive stakes on the day-after-Christmas card. The race […]

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Flower Alley Sold to Stand in South Africa

Flower Alley, sire of champion I’ll Have Another, has been purchased by Wilgerbosdrift Stud and will stand in South Africa in 2015. The Sporting Post reports that the 12-year-old stallion by Distorted Humor is the second new stallion joining the Wilgerbosdrift roster. The farm recently announced that South African champion and multiple Group 1 winner, […]

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Neck ‘n Neck gives Flower Alley another Derby winner

Neck ‘n Neck took a wild and woolly edition of the Grade 2 Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park on Saturday, making a very wide move into the stretch to run down the frontrunners and hold off a troubled but fast-finishing Bourbon Courage to win by a length for trainer Ian Wilkes and jockey Brian Hernandez, […]

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Eng: Bodemeister’s speed ‘sexier’ to U.S. breeders

The recent stud deals involving Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister, runner-up to that colt in both the Derby and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), highlight an interesting contrast in how U.S. breeders think, according to Richard Eng of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Bodemeister, a son of Empire Maker, was syndicated to […]

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Comair crash victim’s Triple Crown dream lives on

Like most Thoroughbred horse breeders, George Brunacini always dreamed of winning the Kentucky Derby. Sadly, Brunacini was killed on Aug. 27, 2006, in the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington. His dream of breeding a Kentucky Derby winner is still alive, however, as Brunacini was the breeder of Flower Alley, sire of I’ll Have […]

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Ray’s winners and losers of the Preakness

While I’ll Have Another and his connections were victorious Saturday in Baltimore, they weren’t the only winners at the Preakness.  Ray Paulick takes us through his list of winners – and losers – after the second leg of the Triple Crown.  Watch below and share your thoughts.

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Breeder Harvey Clarke: I’ll Have Another was ‘just a horse’

Harvey Clarke, breeder of I’ll have Another, says if he had to do it again, he would probably still sell the Flower Alley colt, reports the Daily Racing Form. He was unimpressed with him as a yearling and did not have high hopes for his future so he sent the colt to the auction ring. […]

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