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Sire Ornus
Dam Blue and White
Grandsire Bend Or
Damsire Virgil
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1906
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder John G. Greener
Owner Montpelier Stable
Trainer Thomas J. Healey
Record 54: 17-17-8
Earnings US$41,317
Olambala is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Blue and White by Ornus. He was born around 1906 in the United States, and was bred by John G. Greener.
Major wins
Latonia Derby (1909)
Municipal Handicap (1909)
Saratoga Handicap (1909)
Champlain Handicap (2010)
Commonwealth Handicap (2010)
Brighton Handicap (1910)
Suburban Handicap (1910)
Sandringham Plate (1911)
Olambala Handicap at Saratoga Race Course
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on April 10, 2010

Olambala (1906-1935) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred in Tennessee by John G. Greener, his British-born sire Ornus, a son of Bend Or, a two-time leading broodmare sire in Great Britain & Ireland, was imported to stand at stud in the United States. [1] Olambala's dam was Blue and White, a daughter of the 1885 leading sire in North America, Virgil.

Owned by Richard Thornton Wilson, Jr. and raced under the name of his Montpelier Stable, Olambala was conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Thomas J. Healey. The colt won important races at age three including the 1909 Latonia Derby and equaled the track record at Saratoga Race Course for a mile and three quarters in winning the Saratoga Handicap.

As a four-year-old in 1910, won two of the three most important races in the United States open to older horses. Best at longer distances, Olambala did not run in the one mile Metropolitan Handicap but won both the Suburban[2] and Brighton Handicaps. [3] At Sheepshead Bay Race Track, Olambala equaled the world record record for a mile and a quarter on dirt in winning the Commonwealth Handicap. [4]

As a result of New York's Hart-Agnew Law, in 1911 and 1912 there was no horse racing in New York State as well as most of the rest United States. As such, Olambala's owner sent him to race at tracks in various cities in the Province of Ontario and in the City of Montreal, Quebec in Canada.

Retired from racing after the 1912 season, Olambala proved successful standing at stud at Kirklevington Farm near Lexington, Kentucky. Among his offspring were:



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