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Bucchero Successfully Defends Woodford Title, Heads Back To Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Oct. 6, 2018

“He's just an iron horse,” said Glyshaw. “He's very special to us. To have an Indiana-bred come in here for the second year in a row and win on the national stage, that's something we are very proud of. He just became the all-time money-earning (leader) in Indiana history – something that's important to me as well. I just can't thank (owner) Ironhorse (Racing Stable) for allowing me the opportunity to train him.”


Oct. 7, 2018

I understand why God looks favorably on the Indiana-bred Bucchero, who won the G2 Woodford Stakes for the second straight year on Saturday. It was not that long ago that trainer Tim Glyshaw — one of the hardest working, hardest knocking, and most soft-hearted guys in the business — lost the Grade 1 winner Bullard’s Alley in a racing accident. It was tragic to watch. It was worse to think about the impact on this small training operation, and the man who loved his horse as much as he loves life. But it was great to see that man back on top Saturday, glowing in the sunshine and standing in the grass infield of Keeneland with his newest barn star. They deserved it. They deserved it all.

Bucchero Runs Fifth At Royal Ascot!

June 19, 2018

Favorite Lady Aurelia was prominent throughout the five-furlong race over the straight but faded to seventh late. The other U.S.-based runner in the field, Bucchero, trained by Tim Glyshaw and ridden by Jose Ortiz, ran on well to get fifth, just nosed out for fourth.

Royal Ascot: Evansville native Glyshaw soaking in pageantry with Bucchero

June 18, 2018

Tim Glyshaw will walk into England’s Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday morning, local time, donning the customary top hat and coat tail.


By late afternoon, the Evansville native will have the eyes of Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family watching as his Indiana thoroughbred Bucchero attempts to defy the odds set against him. It is Royal Ascot, a five-day race meeting held 25 miles outside of London and just a brief horse-drawn carriage ride from Windsor Castle.

Royal Ascot 2018: Who is Bucchero, what race is he running in, what are his odds and should I bet on him?

June 16, 2018

Glyshaw said: "It was great for Bucchero to get an invitation and to have a shot at a race like this is a pretty big deal for our stable as we only have just over 20 horses.

"He's doing really well and he's going to go out there and run his race.

Bullards Alley, Bucchero Give Glyshaw BC Breakthrough

Oct. 20, 2017

Thoroughbred Daily News:

Trainer Tim Glyshaw has had a bittersweet 2017, but the sweet is absolutely saccharine right now and the 48-year-old proud Indiana University alum is heading to the Breeders’ Cup with his first two starters. While GI Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint-bound Bucchero (Kantharos) was already slated to head to Del Mar for the World Championships, it was not until the morning of Oct. 19 that a definitive decision had been made on barn star and Woodbine romper Bullards Alley (Flower Alley).

Team Glyshaw Overcomes Odds With Emotional Breeders' Cup Victory

Oct. 18, 2017

The Paulick Report:


A bouquet of balloons was waiting by his stall when Canadian International winner Bullards Alley returned to Churchill Downs Monday evening. Grounded by a full bag of Red Delicious apples, the balloons represent just how precious this 5-year-old gelding has become to trainer Tim Glyshaw's small stable.

Bullards Alley is Glyshaw's first Grade 1 winner, and the trainer rode along with his horse on the van ride to Woodbine. Glyshaw even groomed Bullards Alley leading up to his 42-1 International upset, in an effort to keep his stable back at Churchill from being short-staffed.

Glyshaw, En Route To Breeders' Cup, Was Not Far From Abyss

Oct. 16, 2017

Daily Racing Form:


Tim Glyshaw was riding shotgun Monday morning, with about 10 hours left to travel in a truck headed from Woodbine Racecourse near Toronto to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Behind him, in the dimness of an attached horse trailer, was Bullards Alley. It had been 16 hours or so since Bullards Alley not only scored a 42-1 shocker in the Grade 1 Canadian International, but ran his eyeballs out in so doing. His win margin of 10 3/4 lengths was the largest in the race’s grand history, and the 114 Beyer Speed Figure his performance produced is the highest turf number in North America this year.


Not a lot of Grade 1-winning trainers ride back home with their horse. But Glyshaw is not like a lot of Grade 1-winning trainers.

It took Glyshaw 12 years to win one graded race and eight days to get his next two.

That alone is odd enough, but the sudden run of big-race success comes just months after Glyshaw wondered if his training career had hit a dead end.

Bullards Alley Runs Away With Pattison Canadian International At 42-1

Oct. 15, 2017

He hadn't found the winner's circle in 2017, but Bullards Alley thoroughly dominated Sunday's Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International by 10 3/4 lengths for the first top-level victory not only of his career, but also that of his trainer Tim Glyshaw and his owners Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins. Off as the second-longest shot on the board at 42-1, the 5-year-old gelded son of Flower Alley had run the best race of his life over a yielding turf course last year at Churchill Downs. When the rain began to fall at Woodbine on Saturday and the turf course came up soft for the International, the gelding's connections were quietly confident that he would run a good race. He certainly lived up to those expectations, ridden by Eurico Rosa da Silva to complete 1 1/2 miles in 2:34.37. Race favorite Idaho finished fourth at odds of 2-1.

Brotherly Love And The Woodford Longshot

Oct. 13, 2017

The Paulick Report:


It was a photograph on the Internet which first drew Harlan Malter to trainer Tim Glyshaw's barn. Depicting the trainer laying in the straw and cuddling with his stable star, top Indiana-bred earner Unreachable Star, the photo instantly told Malter everything he wanted to know.


“It's a macho industry, horse racing,” Malter said. “How many trainers would choose that picture of a quiet moment between man and horse to be the lead photo on their professional website?


“I just knew Tim would care for and love the horses I sent him just as much as I do.”

Indiana-Bred Bucchero Shocks Woodford Field At 26-1

Oct. 7, 2017

Ironhorse Racing Stable, their jockey and their horse got a first graded stakes win on Saturday at Keeneland when Bucchero captured the Grade 2 Woodford at odds of 26-1. The 5-year-old son of Kantharos and jockey Fernando De La Cruz set the pace in this race last year, but the pair were able to relax behind the speed of Latent Revenge and swallow up that rival in the stretch. Trained by Tim Glyshaw, Bucchero covered 5 1/2 furlongs over the firm turf in 1:03.06 to win by 1 3/4 lengths, defeating 5-2 Hogy at the wire. Favored Commend (5-2) finished off the board.

US Racing Trainer Profile: Tim Glyshaw

November 19, 2016

Indiana University graduate Tim Glyshaw didn’t find his two-year stint as a school teacher to be fulfilling, so he signed up for Taylor Made Farms’ internship program… and the rest, as they say, is history.

Bucchero Speeds To Second Straight To Much Coffee Stakes Victory

October 30, 2016

Bucchero and 2016 Leading Jockey Fernando De La Cruz didn't disappoint at Indiana Grand Saturday night. The duo scored their second straight win in the $150,000 To Much Coffee Stakes, repeating their winning performance from the 2015 version of the race. The To Much Coffee, named after former Indiana bred standout To Much Coffee who ran at Hoosier Park in the mid 1990's, was part of a $600,000-plus purse card that featured four stakes to close out the 2016 racing season.

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

September 24, 2016

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.

Bucchero flaunts talent in Brickyard Stakes

September 15, 2016

Short, long, turf, dirt – Bucchero can do it all, and he dominated Indiana-bred rivals Wednesday at Indiana Grand winning the $105,150 Brickyard Stakes by 7 1/2 lengths.

‘Wild’ Bullards Alley Rewards Glyshaw’s Patience

May 25, 2016

He may be a bit blunt, often sarcastic, and disparagingly enough in Kentucky, an avid Indiana University fan, but Tim Glyshaw is a trainer that takes time to understand and appreciate each of the horses in his barn. Moments after achieving his long-time goal of winning a graded stakes race, Glyshaw took to Facebook to acknowledge not only 4-year-old Bullards Alley, winner of Churchill Downs' Grade 3 Louisville Handicap, but also the two claiming horses from his stable who ran valiant seconds on the same afternoon.

“We don't care if they run for five,” he said. “If they run hard, and especially if we've had them a while, we love them all.”

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

May 21, 2016

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 the turf course this time, also rated good due to the morning's rain. A 4-year-old son of Flower Alley, Bullards Alley laid just off the pace while three-wide throughout, making his move on the final turn and blasting home in the 12 furlong marathon in 2:36.01.

Indiana University Alumni Pride

April 8, 2016

Tim showing his Indiana University Alumni pride at Keeneland opening day after IU beat the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA tournament  this spring.

Watermelon Please: Unreachable Star To Reside At Derby Museum

February 19, 2016

The leading Indiana-bred money-earner, Loosen Up Stables' (David Osborne et al) Unreachable Star has been scheduled to become the Kentucky Derby Museum's newest resident thoroughbred in 2016. The 12-year-old gelding, trained throughout his career by Tim Glyshaw, boasts a record of 17-11-9 from 64 starts, including seven Indiana-bred stakes victories.

Celebrity Falls For Glyshaw Stable Goat

February 9, 2016

For Mardi Gras, Glyshaw Racing Stables had a celebrity visit. Bethany Levy a Hollywood stunt woman came  and fell in love with Chivo and Sideways Vision. She has worked on such films as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Straight  Outta Compton and the television show True Blood.

Bullard’s Alley Bullies Way To Woodchopper Victory

December 26, 2015

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 was restricted to sophomores and finished at the first finish.

Bullards Alley Wins Tough Allowance, Considered For G3 Commonwealth Turf

November 13, 2015

Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins' Bullards Alley, a three-quarter length winner of a first-level allowance Thursday at Churchill Downs, will be considered for a start in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (GIII) on Friday, Nov. 27, according to trainer Tim Glyshaw.

Unreachable Star in Downtown Indianapolis

July 18, 2015

He’s the richest Indiana thoroughbred horse EVER, and even though he’s retired, Unreachable Star stopped by our Indy Style studios this morning! Tracy found out what makes a thoroughbred so special and what all goes into training such an incredible horse!

Rachel McLaughlin Interviews Tim Glyshaw

July 5, 2015

Rachel McLaughlin (@RacingRachelM) tweeted at 4:57 PM on Wed, Jun 24, 2015:
I talked to @tgly Tim Glyshaw last week, and on the day I show his interview he wins! #imgoodluck Check it out:

Big Win for Deliverance Day!

June 19, 2015

When four horses finish closely bunched on the wire, the race is sometimes viewed as a collection of mediocrity.

Nevertoomanykisses' Stakes Win!

June 10, 2015

Read Daily Racing Form Story here:

'Practice' Pays Off For Gelding Paddy's Notes -- DRF by Bob Fortus

December 12, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – What turned out to be a practice race Nov. 30 at Fair Grounds for the 5-year-old gelding Paddy’s Notes set him up to win last Sunday for trainer Tim Glyshaw. The victory was the second of the weekend for Glyshaw in starter-allowance/optional-claiming races.


The practice for Paddy’s Notes came in a first-level allowance sprint in which he and the horse next to him in the gate were declared nonstarters. “The [No. 7 horse] false broke,” said Natalie Glyshaw, Tim’s wife and assistant trainer, who is overseeing his 22-horse New Orleans barn. Paddy’s Notes, who was in the No. 8 hole, reacted and was being restrained by an assistant starter when the gate opened, Natalie Glyshaw said.


“He was 22 lengths back at the half, and he got beat four lengths,” she said. “[Jockey Marcelino] Pedroza said, ‘I just let him run down the lane.’ It was a good breeze for the horse.”


Coming back a week later at a mile and 70 yards, Paddy’s Notes, running for a $25,000 claiming price because he wasn’t eligible for the $12,500 starter condition, was trying two turns for the first time. He set a quick pace and held off the favored Hazards of Love by a half-length.


“We’re really proud of him, especially for an Indiana-bred,” Glyshaw said.


The day before, the consistent, 5-year-old mare Gettem Up Girl, running for a $5,000 starter condition, won a six-furlong sprint as the favorite. This year, she’s 9 for 16 and has earned $121,450. Since Tim Glyshaw claimed her for $6,000 in September 2013 at Indiana Grand, she has won 10 of 19 starts, with eight of those victories coming under starter conditions.


“We try to claim them with the hopes of making a starter horse,” Natalie Glyshaw said.


The stable has had several other successes with modest-priced claims that yielded productive starter horses. One of the best was the gelding Ready’s Rocket, who won a modern-day record 11 races at Churchill Downs. He was a $7,500 claim in 2008.

Our Valid Twirl

November 1, 2014

Earner of Leading Horse of the Year Honors at Indiana Grand, Our Valid Twirl is trained by Tim Glyshaw and owned by Jonathan Liberto.  The five year old mare won five races there in 2014!


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