Another G2 Win for Glorious Empire

In Industry News & Views, Stallions, Thoroughbred Racing by Ben Ready

One of the best value andmost popular sires on the Aquis Queensland roster is Holy Roman Emperor (IRE),who was making news on the international front over the weekend.

World renowned shuttle sire Holy Roman Emperor has had a good year in 2018 andone of his top performers has been US Grade I winner Glorious Empire, whoclaimed another feature race win on Saturday when taking out the $200,000 GradeII Fort Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream.

The James Lawrence trained seven year-old won the Grade I Sword Dancer Stakesearlier this year and was back to his best when cruising clear to win this 1and 1/8th mile contest by two and a half lengths.

Ridden forward from the gate by Edgar Prado, Gloriuos empire looked the winnera long way from home and now has the overall record of 10 wins from 25 startsand nearly $1million in prizemoney.

“The instructions were very easy,” Prado said.

“The horse loves to be on the lead. My only concern was [Blacktype]. If thehorse didn’t chase me I was able to take a nice, easy lead and try to slow itdown and have something left in the end, and that’s exactly what happened inthe race. He broke sharp, I was able to put him in a good spot, and he wasmoving easy all the way around. When I asked him, he really gave me a goodkick. He finished running really strong.”

Glorious Empire is the best of three winners from Humble and Proud, ahalf-sister by Pivotal to stakes-winner Delsarte.

An incredibly versatile sire of 13 Group I winners in nine countries, Holy Roman Emperor has the ability to sire sprinters, stayers and everything inbetween.

By champion sire Danehill, Holy Roman Emperor has been super popular for AquisFarm in Queensland at his last three seasons standing at the affordable fee of $9,900.