Fields Of Omagh
|Fields Of Omagh|
|Owner||Martin O'Connor (managing partner for No Big Deal syndicate)|
|Trainer||David A. Hayes|
|Fields Of Omagh is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Finneto by Rubiton. He was born around 1997 in Australia, and was bred by Martin O'Connor.|
John F. Feehan Stakes (2002)|
Cox Plate (2003, 2006)
Futurity Stakes (2006)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on 12 July 2009|
Fields Of Omagh (foaled 1997) was a champion middle distance Australian Thoroughbred racehorse of the early-mid 2000s. He was a half-brother to the stakeswinners, King Brian (Bunbury Cup, Pinjarra Cup), Malcolm (STC Canterbury Stakes, Ajax Stakes and Yallambee Stud Stakes) and Timeless Grace (VATC WW Cockram Stakes).
Fields Of Omagh was trained at Lindsay Park, South Australia by Peter Hayes, Tony McEvoy and David Hayes. 'FOO', as he was affectionately dubbed by fans and the media, won seven races in succession in the early part of his career. Nursed back from two serious injuries by Dr. Campbell Baker, head veterinary surgeon for Lindsay Park, the horse gained a reputation as a Moonee Valley specialist. He is also noted for his gallant runners-up behind Northerly in the 2002 Caulfield Cup. He won the Valley's prestigious Cox Plate for the first time in 2003, and, in a record-equalling fifth attempt, created history in becoming the race's oldest winner, as a nine-year-old, in 2006. In between these wins, he was second to Savabeel, and third behind Makybe Diva. 'FOO' also won the 2006 Group One Futurity Stakes. 'FOO' campaigned at or near the highest level for six years in-a-row and raced against a number of champions including Makybe Diva, Sunline, Northerly, Lonhro and El Segundo.
During his racing career he travelled to Japan, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.
Fields Of Omagh retired after his second Cox Plate win, and now resides at Living Legends, the International Home of Rest for Champion Horses located in Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale, Victoria, Australia.
A book on the life of Fields Of Omagh and his 18 owners was published in September 2007.
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