Ticker
  • Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 23 minutes ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 15 hours ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 22 hours ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 6 days ago

Drysdale Excited About Omayad

Hollywood Park logo.
Photo: Hollywood Park
Neil Drysdale, who has had more than his share of turf stakes winners through the years, might have another good one on his hands in Chilean bred Omayad, who makes his American debut Friday night.
 
The 4-year-old displayed freakish-type ability in his homeland, prompting the trackman to comment “much the best” in four of his graded stakes victories. 
 
Overall, Omayad won his first seven starts, in distances ranging from 5 furlongs to 1 1-4 miles, all on turf.  His streak came to an end with a close second in the Chilean Derby in November and he was shipped stateside to Drysdale shortly thereafter.
 
“I saw him on a visit to South America last year and I was impressed,” said Drysdale.  “I watched the replay of all his races and it’s evident he’s a talented individual.  He’s trained very well, but you have to factor in the variables of his first start in this country and racing at night for the first time.”
 
Joel Rosario, who rode the Drysdale-trained Bourbon Bay to a nose victory in the San Juan Capistano closing day at Santa Anita, has the assignment.
 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories