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Empire Glorious for Holy Roman

Holy Roman Emperor is well-used to international success and Glorious Empire (7g Holy Roman Emperor-Humble And Proud, by Pivotal) was his latest globe-trotting scorer at Saratoga at the weekend.

Jimmy Lawrence’s charge shared the spoils in the $250,0000 G2 Bowling Green Stakes when joined at the wire by Channel Maker.

“It just worked out,” said Lawrence. “We wanted to get him out there by himself and let him settle, and hopefully, get away with easy fractions. At the top of the lane I didn't think they would catch him.”

Bred in Ireland by Patrick Grogan, Glorious Empire has amassed around $317,000 in prize money during a career that has also seen victories in Britain and Hong Kong.