Hall of Fame, Horses

Omaha
Chestnut colt foaled in 1932. Died in 1959. By Gallant Fox-Flambino, by Wrack

Inducted:1965
Breeder:Belair Stud
Owner:William Woodward Sr.
Trainer:James 'Sunny Jim' Fitzsimmons

Race History
YearAgeStartsFirstSecondThirdEarned
193429140$3,850
193539612$142,255
193644220$8,650
 Totals:22972$154,755

NMR Collection

Omaha was a large long-back colt who grew to 16.3 hands. His ungainly style at 2 temporarily inhibited his performance, but by 3 he demonstrated his form by winning the Triple Crown.

After winning the Kentucky Derby, Omaha won the Preakness by six lengths and easily won the Belmont Stakes. He went on to win the Dwyer and the Arlington Classic. Omaha was named best of his crop for 1935. At 4 Omaha was sent to England where he competed successfully in two stakes races. He won the Victor Wild Stakes and the Queen's Plate. Although he finished second by a nose in the Ascot Gold Cup, many consider this his finest performance.

Omaha was buried at the entrance to the Nebraska racecourse Ak-Sar-Ben.

Omaha was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1965.

Omaha defeats Firethorn in the Belmont Stakes
©Keeneland-Cook

 

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