Hope of Glory, a 32-year-old stakes winner from the first crop of Mr. Leader, was euthanized Oct. 13 at Jeanne Mirabito's Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., after suffering a stroke.
A homebred for Donald McKellar, Hope of Glory won the 1974 Alcibiades Stakes (gr. III) and the 1976 Falls City Handicap (gr. III) and a division of the Kentucky Cardinal Handicap. She retired after four racing of racing with nine wins and earnings of $168,421.
After McKellar's death, Hope of Glory was under the care of Wendy DeVere for a number of years. DeVere contacted ReRun, and Hope of Glory entered the ReRun program in September of 2002 and was immediately adopted by Mirabito. ReRun continued to sponsor Hope of Glory at the Our Mims Retirement Haven.
Nine of Hope of Glory's 10 named foals were winners, including stakes-placed Grab the Glory. Hope of Glory, who was produced from the Manteau mare Daizel was buried at Our Mims.