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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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Romanised Scores Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth At Deauville

Robert Ng’s 4-year-old Romanised (IRE), under jockey Billy Lee, powered down the final furlong to defeat Wertheimer and Frere’s 3-year-old Shaman (IRE) by one length in Sunday’s, one-mile Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard – Jacques le Marois (G1) at Deauville, and gained an automatic berth into the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the […]

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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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Roan-Paint Holy Roman Emperor Filly Set To Sell In Australia

A rare roan-paint Thoroughbred will go through the ring on Friday, June 7 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Yearling Sale in Australia. A childhood dream for southeast Asian-based, American-born entrepreneur and owner/breeder Jesse Davison of Expectations Bloodstock, the filly is by European and Hong Kong champion shuttle stallion, Holy Roman Emperor. The filly […]

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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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Glorious Empire Leads Sword Dancer Upset

Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire upset the Grade 1 Sword Dancer at odds of 15-1 on Saturday, leading all the way from gate to wire to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The 7-year-old son of Holy Roman Emperor gave trainer Chuck Lawrence his first top-level win, completing 1 1/2 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:24.41. […]

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Channel Maker, Glorious Empire Dead Heat In Bowling Green

After 1 3/8 miles of Saratoga’s Mellon turf course, Channel Maker and Glorious Empire were unable to be separated at the wire; placing judges declared the finish a dead heat in Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green Stakes. Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire led all the way, and Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker came rolling […]

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Gender Agenda Rallies Furiously To Take Robert J. Frankel

English-bred Gender Agenda sat close to the pace and saved ground throughout en route to winning Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, she broke from post positon 10 among a field of 12 fillies and mares three and up and shadowed favored Glory and Mike Smith […]

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Daughter of Holy Roman Emperor proves a throwback

TrueNicks’ Alan Porter writes that refuting the common theme that the modern horse is not as tough and durable as the stars of bygone eras, Banimpire, from the first crop of Holy Roman Emperor, gamely defeated Field of Miracles in the Gradae 2 Ribblesale Stakes in her seventh start and fifth win of the season. […]

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