Getting to Know Trainer Tim Glyshaw

Jun 09, 2019 Kevin Kerstein,Churchill Downs Communications

In the second part of a weekly series that will run Sundays in the month of June, we get to know jockeys and trainers in their life outside of the racetrack. Each week will feature a different jockey or trainer and today will feature trainer Tim Glyshaw.

Glyshaw has been training horses since 2004 after teaching middle and high school in Indiana. The native Hoosier is a passionate Indiana University sports fan. Glyshaw lives in the greater Louisville area and splits his time between Churchill Downs, Indiana Grand and Fair Grounds.

Q: When you go home, what is the first thing you watch on TV?

A: I usually have my TV set on ESPN.

Q: Who is/was your favorite IU athlete?

A: Definitely basketball player Calbert Cheney.

Q: What radio station do you listen to in the car?

A: Most of the time I’ll have the radio set to SiriusXM’s Lithium channel. That was all the music I used to listen to in college.

Q: Have you ever cheered for University of Kentucky basketball?

A: No shot. I always enjoy catching grief when I run horses at Keeneland and wear IU gear.

Q: Who was your favorite horse that you didn’t get to train?

A: Cigar.

Q: When did you decide to become a trainer?

A: I taught school and coached for a few years in Indiana. I always found it enjoyable to coach athletics but I wasn’t really into the teaching part of my job. I decided to make a complete change and got into horse racing and never looked back.”

Q: What was the worst excuse a jockey has given you after a poor ride?

A: “He’s just not my type of horse.”

Q: If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?

A: We don’t get many days off in this industry but if I had to take some time away, I’d love to go to Aruba.

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