Hall of Fame, Horses

Lonesome Glory
Chestnut Gelding, foaled in 1988. By Transworld —Stronghold, Green Dancer

Breeder:Mr. Walter M. Jeffords Jr.
Owner:Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Jr.
Trainer:F. Bruce Miller

Race History


Lonesome Glory won five Eclipse Awards as champion steeplechaser in North America, surpassing the previous record of four championships earned by Flatterer. The homebred from Mrs. Walter Jeffords Jr.'s historic stable was first named champion at four in 1992. Then followed Eclipse Awards in 1993, 1995, and 1997, and finally, at the age of 11, Lonesome Glory reigned again in 1999.

Trained by Bruce Miller and ridden in all but eight of his starts by daughter Blythe, Lonesome Glory accepted the traditional challenges of the top level races in his division and triumphed in 19 of his 35 races over jumps. He won the Colonial Cup three times, the Carolina Cup twice, and such other distinguished events as the Breeders' Cup Steeplechase at Belmont Park, Temple Gwathmey at Middleburg, Iroquois at Nashville, New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga, Hard Scuffle at Churchill Downs, and Royal Chase at Keeneland.

Sent to England two times three years apart, he won the Sport of Kings Challenge at historic Cheltenham and a handicap steeplechase at Sandown. Lonesome Glory accepted weight assignments of up to 168 pounds and won under as much as 166. He twice had winning streaks of five races and won at distances ranging from 1 3/8 miles to three miles.

Lonesome Glory was inducted in 2005.

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