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?
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.