April 8, 2019 – Days of Glory, who was 4 1/2-lengths second to the exciting Dubai Warrior (GB) over a mile at Chelmsford in November proved a prompt favorite in his 2019 debut, a Maiden contest at Royal Windsor. The chestnut colt was restrained behind the early leaders, gained the lead with 150 yards remaining and asserted himself down the straight despite still looking green. He tallied by two lengths from Will of Iron (GB).
Days of Glory races for Mrs. John Magnier, Mr. Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, three principals in the vast Coolmore international breeding operation.
Bred by Janeane Everatt & Arika Everatt-Meeuse (Shannondoe Farm), the colt was purchased from South Point Sales for $300,000 at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling sale.
The Ontario-bred Days of Glory is by the late, great Triple Crown sire Scat Daddy out of the winning Thunder Gulch daughter Charming Thunder, both familiar sires to the Coolmore group. Scat Daddy won the Florida Derby (G1) for a partnership that included Mr. Tabor & Mr. Smith and was then developed into an important sire at Ashford Stud, Coolmore’s North American stallion station. Thunder Gulch also stood at Ashford following a stellar racing career that included victories in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in the colors of Mr. Tabor.
Days of Glory is the 27th South Point Sales graduate to find the winner’s circle through the first three months of 2019.