Glorious Song - Racing Career

Racing Career

Under trainer Fred H. Loschke, at age two Glorious Song won her only start. Texas businessman Nelson Bunker Hunt then purchased a half-interest in her in 1981. In 1979, the three-year-old filly won five significant stakes races at Woodbine Racetrack, and the following year she was never out of the money in her eleven starts. The dominant horse in Canada and the top racing mare in the United States, in 1980 she won races that included the first of two consecutive Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Then, under new trainer Gerry Belanger in 1979/80, she raced in the United States, where her coast-to-coast wins included the Top Flight Handicap at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack, the Michigan Mile And One-Eighth Handicap at Detroit Racecourse, and the La Canada Stakes and Santa Margarita Handicap at California's Santa Anita Park.

Glorious Song's 1980 performances included three consecutive Grade 1 wins and victories over some of the top male horses on the continent. As well, she ran second to future Hall of Fame inductee and Kentucky Derby/Preakness Stakes winner Spectacular Bid in the 1980 Haskell Invitational Handicap and earned another second against males in the Marlboro Cup. She was voted 1980 United States Champion Older Female Horse and Canadian Champion Older Female Horse, as well as the Canadian Horse of the Year title.

In 1981, Glorious Song was assigned to trainer John Cairns. Although her 1981 racing season was hampered by various problems, she still earned a second-place finish in the Beldame Stakes and won the Grade 1 Santa Maria Handicap at Santa Anita Park as well as her second Dominion Day Stakes, in which she set a Woodbine track record for a mile and one-eighth. That year, her career earnings topped the $1 million figure, the first for a Canadian Thoroughbred racehorse. She earned her second straight Sovereign Award for Champion Older Female Horse.

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