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Hall of Champions

 

Beyond Tim Glyshaw's expertise in picking horses to claim, he has achieved a great deal of success with the other horses in his stable.  From one leading Indiana-bred money earner of all time in Unreachable Star to the next in Bucchero, to Grade 1 winner Bullards Alley and the multiple graded stakes placed Taptowne, Tim's training program has produced winners at all levels of the sport.

Bullards Alley
 
Owner: Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins

Bullards Alley comprises one of racing's richest fairytale stories. Bred by Eugene Melnyk, Bullard was an $11,000 2-year-oold purchase at Fasig-Tipton's summer sale. He would go one to achieve Grade 1 glory in the Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine by a shocking 10 3/4 lengths, giving Team Glyshaw its first Grade 1 winner.

He was the kind of horse everyone loved, because he was honest and kind. Bullard loved attention, and he always gave his all on the racetrack.

Tragically, it all went wrong for Bullard on April 21, 2018, when he suffered a fatal injury in a stakes race at Keeneland. There was not a dry eye in the barn that afternoon, and the hard-knocking gelding's fan base made special efforts to reach out to Team Glyshaw over the next several days, trying to assuage the grief.

We will never forget you, Bullard. You were one of the good ones.

Unreachable Star
 
Owner: Loosen Up Stable

How many trainers can keep a horse running and winning stakes races at 9 years old?  Starman was the 2009 Indiana-Bred Horse of the Year, and he held the title of Champion Indiana-Sired Older Male for four consecutive years from 2009-2012.  His career earnings of $784,595 make him the leading earner of all Indiana breds.  He ran successfully through his ten year old year, earning a third place in the AJ Foyt Stakes at Indiana Grand in August.

 

He won the William Henry Harrison Stakes on June 5, 2013:

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/78710/unreachable-star-continues-indy-stakes-roll

 

Starman was retired in late  2014 after a career of 7 stakes wins, 7 stakes places, and 5 stakes shows.  He had a total of 17 wins from 64 starts, and was always a barn favorite.  He will be greatly missed!  See the article in Bloodhorse:

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/87295/indiana-champ-unreachable-star-retired-at-10

 

Grand Traverse
 
Owner: Mimicry Partnership

Grand Traverse is one of racing's warhorses, winning races all the way through his ten year old season.  "Woody's" overall race record was 68 starts, wtih 14 wins, 14 places and 12 shows, with overall earnings of just over $500,000.

 

In 2009, Woody won the Bonapaw Stakes at the Fair Grounds by an impressive two lengths at odds of 18-1.

 

In 2008, between June and September Woody won four consecutive races, culminating in a Handicap Victory at Ellis Park.

 

Woody retired in late 2013, and is enjoying a slower-paced life at Deerfield Farm in Prospect, KY.

Taptowne
 
Owner: Clovertowne Farm

Since joining the Glyshaw Stable in early 2013, Taptowne has not missed a check!  He ran second in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap on April 13, 2013, becoming Glyshaw's first graded stakes placed horse, and followed that up with a second in the Grade 2 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap on June 29. 

 

Taptowne won the West Virginia Governor's Stakes on the 3rd of August, and followed that runaway performance with a hard-fought second in the Grade 3 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs on September 7.


He turned in an impressive performance to win the Penn National Swalara Stakes on November 27, 2013.

 

In his next two starts, Taptowne earned a third in the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park on March 15, 2014, and a solid second place in the Grade 3 Texas Mile Stakes at Lonestar Park.

Big Town
 
Owner: Sure Shot Stables, Inc.

Big Town was a part of Glyshaw Racing Stables since his first start in August 2011 through being claimed for $62,500 on June 28, 2014.

 

His race record comprised 30 starts, with 7 wins, 4 seconds, and 5 thirds.  Big Town had over $263,854 in earnings during his career with Glyshaw Stables.