King Glorious, making his first start since capturing the
ALBANY, Calif. (AP) _ King Glorious, making his first start since capturing the $1 million Hollywood Futurity in December, won by 21 lengths in the $52,050 Piedmont Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday.
Never asked to run hard by jockey Chris McCarron, King Glorious toured the six furlongs carrying 122 pounds in a quick 1:09 2-5.
King Glorious, who was sidelined with a slight injury to his right knee following his victory in the rich Hollywood Futurity, was in total control from start to finish in the Piedmont, which was restricted to 3-year-olds bred in California.
Owned by Four M Stable and Halo Farms and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, King Glorious earned $29,550 for his sixth victory in as many races. The 3- year-old son of Naevus boosted his earnings to $676,050.
Due to the three-horse field, there was only win wagering on the Piedmont. King Glorious was installed a 1-9 favorite by the crowd of 17,388 and returned $2.20.
The Piedmont was the fifth stakes win for King Glorious, who won four stakes during his juvenile season - the Kindergarten Stakes, Hollywood Juvenile, Hollywood Preview and Hollywood Futurity.