glorious empire

Lawrence Rewarded With ‘Dream-Come-True Season’ After Working To ‘Understand’ Glorious Empire

Glorious Empire won five of nine starts in Europe, but after winning just one of his first 10 races in North America, it seemed as though the son of Holy Roman Emperor would never realize his full potential. Claimed out of his seventh North American start for $62,500, the Irish-bred gelding won at first asking […]

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Glorious Empire ‘Hasn’t Missed A Beat’ During Layoff, Ready For G3 Baltimore/Washington International

After romping to victory in the Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park last December, Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire was poised to match his Grade 1 credentials against those of many of the very best turf performers in the world in the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) over the same course six […]

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Glorious Empire To Use BWI Turf Cup As ‘Building Block’ To Next Start

Matt Schera’s multiple graded-stakes winner Glorious Empire continues to train forwardly for his return to racing, which trainer James ‘Chuck’ Lawrence II said Saturday may come in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Sept. 21 at Laurel Park. Contested at one mile over Laurel’s world-class turf course, the BWI Turf Cup is among eight […]

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Eclipse Finalist Glorious Empire ‘Picking Up The Pace’ Toward 2019 Debut

Matthew Schera’s multiple graded-stakes winner Glorious Empire, a finalist for the Eclipse Award as the top male turf horse of 2018, continues to progress toward his 8-year-old debut. Sidelined since an impressive triumph in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park over a field that included 13 graded-stakes winners, five of them Grade […]

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Boniface Among Honorees Of Maryland Racing Media Awards

Longtime Maryland trainer J. William Boniface, jockey Weston Hamilton, breeders Angie and Sabrina Moore, and Grade 1 winner Glorious Empire will be honored Monday at Laurel Park after having been chosen as award winners by the Maryland Racing Media Association. Boniface was voted the organization’s highest honor, the Humphrey S. Finney Award for lifetime achievement […]

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Apprentice, Eclipse Finalist Hamilton Set ‘High Expectations’ At The Start

While an Eclipse Award was far from anyone’s mind when Glorious Empire finished sixth in his seasonal debut at Laurel Park last April, Weston Hamilton had but one goal when 2018 began – to bring the cherished bronze trophy home to Maryland. Their paths will converge when the 48th annual ceremony is held for the […]

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Glorious Empire Makes A Statement In Front-Running Fort Lauderdale Win

Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire proved his mettle once before at the sport’s highest level, winning the G1 Sword Dancer for trainer James Lawrence. After a 13th-place showing in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, run over a very soft turf, the 7-year-old was overlooked in Saturday’s G2 Fort Lauderdale Stakes at odds of 7-1 as rain hit […]

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Five Grade 1 Winners To Line Up For G2 Fort Lauderdale

Grade 1 winners Almanaar, Divisidero, Glorious Empire, Hi Happy and Quarteto de Cordas are prominent among a stacked field of 16 that includes nine other graded-stakes winners in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 62nd running of the Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles over the newly refurbished […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Grass Stars Worried About Turf Course Conditions

Breeders’ Cup Turf Notes Arklow – Trainer Brad Cox knows it’s a tall order asking his 4-year-old Arch colt Arklow to take on the likes of Enable in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, but he feels like he has earned his place in the race. He enters the […]

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‘Guns Loaded’: Former Claimer Glorious Empire Ready For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Matthew Schera’s Grade 1 winner Glorious Empire, undefeated in three starts since opening his 7-year-old season this spring at Laurel Park, emerged from his latest work in good order and will ship this week for his Breeders’ Cup debut. Glorious Empire breezed seven furlongs in 1:27.60 over the all-weather surface Saturday at the Fair Hill […]

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