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Omaha

Status:
Deceased
Owner(s):
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Claiborne Farm
Pedigree:
Gallant Fox  -  Flambino  by  Wrack
Rating:
 
Omaha 2
Omaha 3

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Omaha...

Omaha is certainly a coveted horse. We regard him as a legend, a triple crown winner on par with the greats of the 1930s. Would it surprise you to learn that on July 10, 1935 DRF published an article titled "Omaha Best Of Bad Lot"? Maybe things haven't changed so much after all.
The new points system has had enough debate. Let’s take a more radical look at the Kentucky Derby and think about what would change if the maximum field were 14. Read More
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  • icyhotboo · "He doesn't necessarily have to win Saturday to go to the (Kentucky) Derby, but he has to run the right kind of race. If he doesn't, we won't go. I want the horse to take me there." McGaughey/ If more owner trainers let the horse guide them, they wouldn't have to set a 20 horse limit, because about half of them in a 20 horse field aren't ready or are strictly sprinters that clog up the field at some point and foul it up for others when they rapidly fall back. · 469 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · I know this is said almost every year, but this year there does seem to be many quality horses. · 469 days ago ·
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Happy New Year, my friends ... Be safe, and all the best for a happy, healthy 2013!Read More
I went and saw his grave a few months ago... It was pretty cool.
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  • rafirox · Thank you for the info, Buckpasser. He was a great router on both surfaces. · 578 days ago ·
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  • Junebug719 · Unfortunately, there is NO more Ak Sar Ben race track anymore. Omahas bones were never recovered when they bull dozed the old grandstand down. There is only a marker which they want to move to a more suitable place for such a great horse. · 578 days ago ·
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actually snuck in a loss between the Preakness and Belmont , but the running lines in all 3 of his Triple Crown wins say "easily". Raced 4 times in Great Britain as a 4yo with 2 wins and 2 seconds. One of those seconds a nose loss in the Ascot Gold Cup.
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  • Buckpasser · Yes he was the same horse cocoa that beat Seabiscuit in the Santa Anita Handicap. Best horse he sired was the filly champion Berlo. · 625 days ago ·
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  • Buckpasser · Correction he sired Bed of Roses from whom descended Berlo a champion of the 60s. He also sired Rosy Prospect from whom Peace Corps etc came from. · 625 days ago ·
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a triple crown winner!! almost all of them are underrated!
Omaha, the 1935 Triple Crown winner owned by New York banker William Woodward, lost the 2 1/2 mile Ascot Gold Cup by a head to filly Quashed at Ascot, England.Read More
Furture rivals Affirmed and Alydar met for the first time, in the Youthful Stakes at Belmont Park.Read More
Omaha, the Triple Crown winner of 1935, won the Queens Plate at Kempton Park, England, for owner William Woodward.Read More
Contested at 1 ½ miles at Belmont Park in New York, the Belmont Stakes, for 3-year old thoroughbreds, is the longest and final race of the American Triple Crown series. It is aptly known as the "Test of a Champion" for being the most demanding and challenging race for a prospective winner in pursuit...Read More
Like father, like son. Five years before Omaha captured the 1935 Triple Crown, his sire, Gallant Fox, completed the feat. At the time, it might have seemed like no big deal. We know now not only how difficult it is to win the three spring Classics, but a Triple Crown-winning… Read More
Let’s take a look at some comparisons between I’ll Have Another and the holders of racing’s Holy Grail…Read More
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  • wcbguy1 · HE Come a long way, I'll have another was even in the talk of winning the derby and he won it. Then he had doubters when coming in the prekaness stakes, and now he'l prove all his doubters wrong in the belmont. trust me. · 776 days ago ·
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  • wcbguy1 · ingore that comment down below.HE Come a long way, I'll have another was not even in the talk of winning the derby and he won it. Then he had doubters when coming in the prekaness stakes, and now he'l prove all his doubters wrong in the belmont. trust me. · 776 days ago ·
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Upset, the only horse ever to defeat Man o' War, died at age 24.Read More
Don't forget that Omaha shipped overseas to race in Europe...while he raced poorly he still attempted a rare phenomenon for his time
  • larooski · Raced poorly? Raced poorly?!? If you call 2 wins and 2 seconds in 4 starts racing poorly, with one of those seconds a nose loss in the ASCOT GOLD CUP then yeah I guess he ran poorly. I'd say that's pretty good. · 841 days ago ·
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How come nobody talks about this horse? I mean, he won the Triple Crown!
My best guess is that Joe Talamo, who will ride Sidney's Candy in the Kentucky Derby, never heard of Willie "Smokey" Saunders. Talamo is 20 years old and has never ridden in the Derby, and 75 years ago Saunders was the same age, sans Derby experience, when he and Omaha won in Louisville on their way...Read More
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  • railbird33 · Correction, 1987 Derby winner and BC Classic winner- FERDINAND was the "shoe's" mount. sorry late night comment after a long day. Saddly this great horse was unceremoniously tossed in a Japanese slaughter house in 2002. · 1546 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · Ferdinand was almost lost to colic before being shipped out. Saw him at Cliborne and he was skin and bones. · 1545 days ago ·
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Omaha - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details06/08/35Omaha1stBel51 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MOmahaFirethornRosemont2:30.60
View Details05/11/35Omaha1stPim61 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MOmahaFirethornPsychic Bid1:58.40
View Details05/04/35Omaha1stCD61 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MOmahaRoman SoldierWhiskolo2:05.00