Tampa Bay Downs: Glyshaw Saddles 500th Career Winner

Tim Glyshaw’s immediate reaction to scoring career victory No. 500 in Friday’s 10th race at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., was tongue-in-cheek, but also reflected the life of a trainer who has experienced numerous highs and his share of setbacks since taking out his license in 2004.

“If I have to wait this long to win the next 500,” he said, to no one in particular, “I’ll be really old.”

The head victory by 3-year-old colt Cochise Charlie in the five-furlong turf event in his second career start might have aged the 52-year-old Glyshaw a bit, but he was understandably ecstatic after the Kentucky-bred and jockey Roberto Alvarado, Jr., hung on to defeat Beach Warrior in 57.31 seconds.

“I thought (Alvarado) did a real good job. I’m glad he decided not to ding-dong it on the lead (with pace-setter Good Boy Roy) and kept him a little off of it,” Glyshaw said. “It taught him a little something, and I’m very happy the way he liked the turf. I guess we’ll keep him on it now.”

Glyshaw was also happy to win No. 500 for owner Wayne Spalding of Kentucky, for whom he trained 2017 Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes winner Bullards Alley. “Wayne just got diagnosed with a serious illness, so it is pretty special to win this for him,” Glyshaw said.

Glyshaw, who came up in the sport under the late Bob Holthus, also trained multiple-G2 winner Bucchero, who competed in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in 2017 and 2018.

“This ranks right up there with going to the Breeders’ Cup twice and to Royal Ascot with Bucchero and winning the Pattison with Bullards Alley,” Glyshaw said. “Winning 500 races is something I never imagined doing when I started training.”

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