Flower Bowl

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Flower Bowl
Sire Alibhai
Grandsire Hyperion
Dam Flower Bed
Damsire Beau Pere
Sex Filly
Foaled 1952
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Brookmeade Stable
Owner Brookmeade Stable
Trainer Preston M. Burch
Record 32: 7-4-3
Earnings US$174,625
Major wins
Delaware Handicap (1956)
Ladies Handicap (1956)
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park

Flower Bowl (1952–1968) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse and an outstanding broodmare. Bred and raced by Isabel Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade Stable, she was out of the mare Flower Bed and sired by the unraced British stallion Alibhai, who became a significant sire in the United States of other good runners such as 1954 Kentucky Derby winner Determine, the 1958 American Champion Older Female Horse Bornastar, plus Your Host and Traffic Judge, among others.

Conditioned for racing by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Preston Burch, Flower Bowl was an excellent runner at longer distances. She notably won the then richest race for female horses, the 1¼ mile Delaware Handicap, in June [1] and then October's 1½ mile Ladies Handicap at Belmont Park. [2]

Breeding record[edit]

Flower Bowl was retired to broodmare duty at Darby Dan Farm in the spring of 1957. Her top foals were:

After giving birth to His Majesty, on the following morning of April 18, 1968, Flower Bowl began hemorrhaging and died after efforts to save her proved futile. [3] She is buried in the Darby Dan Farm equine cemetery. [4] The Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park is named in her honor.