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Honor Glide

Honor Glide
Sire Honor Grades
Dam Becky Branch
Grandsire Danzig
Damsire Run the Gantlet
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1994
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Bonnie Heath Farm
Owner Robert G. Schaedle III & Bonnie Heath Farm
Trainer 1) James E. Day
2) Christophe Clement (from 1999)
Record 38: 11-5-2
Earnings US$1,397,187
Summary
Honor Glide is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Becky Branch by Honor Grades. He was born around 1994 in the United States, and was bred by Bonnie Heath Farm.
Major wins
Secretariat Stakes (1997)
American Derby (1997)
Arlington Classic (1997)
Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (1999)
Bowling Green Handicap (1999)
Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap (2001)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 22, 2010

Honor Glide (foaled 1994 in Florida) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Sired by Honor Grades, whose grandsire was Northern Dancer and whose damsire was Secretariat, Honor Glide was bred by Bonnie Heath Farm. He was purchased for $31,000 at the 1995 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale by Robert G. Schaedle III on the advice of 1968 Summer Olympics Equestrian Gold Medalist and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, Jim Day. [1]

Trained by Jim Day, the two-time Grade 1 winner became best known for sweeping the 1997 Mid-America Triple, a series of three important Graded stakes races on turf at Arlington Park in Chicago consisting of the Secretariat Stakes, American Derby, and in course-record-equaling time, the Arlington Classic.

Bonnie Heath Farm re-acquired a half-share in Honor Glide and under new trainer Christophe Clement won the 1999 Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap at Saratoga Race Course [2] His last significant win came in the 2001 Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

A very durable horse, Honor Glade competed from age three through eight. Retired from racing in March 2002, [3] Honor Glide stood at stud at CloverLeaf Farms II in Reddick, Florida in 2003 and 2004 before being moved for the 2005 season to Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Florida. In 2010 he is standing at Fanlew Farms in Sarepta, Louisiana. [4]

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