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Flower Bowl

Flower Bowl
Sire Alibhai
Dam Flower Bed
Grandsire Hyperion
Damsire Beau Pere
Gender Filly
Foaled 1952
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Brookmeade Stable
Owner Brookmeade Stable
Trainer Preston M. Burch
Record 32: 7-4-3
Earnings US$174,625
Summary
Flower Bowl is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Flower Bed by Alibhai. She was born around 1952 in the United States, and was bred by Brookmeade Stable.
Major wins
Delaware Handicap (1956)
Ladies Handicap (1956)
Honors
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Flower Bowl (1952–1968) was an American Thoroughbred Filly racehorse and an outstanding broodmare. Bred and raced by Isabel Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade Stable, she was out of the mare Flower Bed and sired by the unraced British stallion Alibhai who became a significant sire in the United States of other good runners such as 1954 Kentucky Derby winner Determine, the 1958 American Champion Older Female Horse, Bornastar, plus Your Host and Traffic Judge, among others.

Conditioned for racing by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Preston Burch, Flower Bowl was an excellent runner at longer distances. She notably won the then richest race for female horses, the 1¼ mile Delaware Handicap in June [1] and then October's 1½ mile Ladies Handicap at Belmont Park. [2]

As a broodmare

Retired to broodmare duty at Darby Dan Farm for the spring of 1957, Flower Bowl's top foals were:

After giving birth to His Majesty, on the following morning of April 18, 1968, Flower Bowl began hemorrhaging and died after efforts to save her proved futile. [3] She is buried in the Darby Dan Farm equine cemetery. [4] The Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park is named in her honor.

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