Fields of Omagh

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Fields Of Omagh
Sire Rubiton
Grandsire Century
Dam Finneto
Damsire Cerreto (IRE)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1997
Country Australia
Colour Bay
Breeder Martin O'Connor
Owner Martin O'Connor (managing partner for No Big Deal syndicate)
Trainer David A. Hayes
Record 45: 13-8-7
Earnings $6,496,240
Major wins
John F. Feehan Stakes (2002)
Cox Plate (2003, 2006)
Futurity Stakes (2006)
Last updated on 12 July 2009

Fields Of Omagh (foaled 1997) is 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.[1] '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.[2]

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.

Race record[edit]

2000-01 Season as a Three Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
4th 27 Aug 2000 3yo Hcp Restricted Bendigo NA 1300 m 56.5 S. Baster 1st - Ming's Finale
3rd 12 Sep 2000 3yo Hcp Restricted Ballarat NA 1400 m 54.5 S. Baster 1st - Bold Laird
10th 23 Sep 2000 3yo Hcp Restricted Geelong NA 1535 m 52 G. Hoobin 1st - Zephyr Breeze
3rd 31 Jan 2001 3yo Hcp Restricted Ballarat NA 1200 m 56.5 K. McEvoy 1st - King Of Roses
2nd 17 Feb 2001 3yo Hcp Restricted Bendigo NA 1400 m 56.5 L. Beer 1st - Dual Action
Won 04 Mar 2001 3yo Hcp Restricted Sandown NA 1400 m 52 G. Childs 2nd - Flash Line
4th 16 Apr 2001 3yo Hcp Restricted Caulfield NA 1400 m 52.5 G. Childs 1st - De Gaulle Lane
Won 9 May 2001 3yo Hcp Restricted Sandown NA 1400 m 55.5 D. Gauci 2nd - Mr Magistrate
2001-02 Season as a Four Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 14 Sep 2001 No Age Hcp Restricted Kyneton NA 1200 m 54 G. Childs 2nd - Mighty Amber
Won 13 Oct 2001 No Age Hcp Restricted Cheltenham NA 1350 m 52 S. Price 2nd - All Cheer
Won 20 Oct 2001 Thomas Elder Stakes Victoria Park LR 1600 m 52.5 S. Price 2nd - Moet Now
Won 06 Nov 2001 Hong Kong Jockey Club Plate Flemington LR 1800 m 53 G. Childs 2nd - Thong Classic
Won 24 Nov 2001 Eclipse Stakes Sandown G3 2119 m 55.5 G. Childs 2nd - Thong Classic
2002-03 Season as a Five Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 11 Aug 2002 Aurie's Star Handicap Flemington NA 1200 m 58.5 G. Childs 2nd - Pindi Ridge
2nd 31 Aug 2002 Memsie Stakes Caulfield G2 1410 m 58 G. Childs 1st - Magical Miss
Won 14 Sep 2002 Feehan Stakes Moonee Valley G2 1600 m 58 D. Oliver 2nd - Magical Miss
3rd 05 Oct 2002 Turnbull Stakes Flemington G2 2000 m 59 D. Oliver 1st - Northerly
2nd 19 Oct 2002 Caulfield Cup Caulfield G1 2400 m 53.5 D. Oliver 1st - Northerly
5th 26 Oct 2002 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 D. Oliver 1st - Northerly
2nd 08 Feb 2003 C F Orr Stakes Caulfield G1 1400 m 58 G. Childs 1st - Yell
2nd 22 Feb 2003 St George Stakes Caulfield G2 1800 m 58 G. Childs 1st - Northerly
5th 10 Mar 2003 Australian Cup Flemington G1 2000 m 58 G. Childs 1st - Northerly
2003-04 Season as a Six Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
18th 21 Sep 2003 Dubai Club Cup Caulfield G1 1400 m 57 K. McEvoy 1st - Exceed and Excel
2nd 11 Oct 2003 Toorak Handicap Caulfield G1 1600 m 57 S. King 1st - Roman Arch
Won 25 Oct 2003 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 S. King 2nd - Defier
3rd 01 Nov 2003 Mackinnon Stakes Flemington G1 2000 m 58 S. King 1st - Casual Pass
18th 30 Nov 2003 Japan Cup Tokyo G1 2400 m 57 S. King 1st - Tap Dance City
11th 14 Dec 2003 Hong Kong Vase Sha Tin G1 2400 m 57 S. King 1st - Vallee Enchantee
2004-05 Season as a Seven Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
5th 28 Aug 2004 Memsie Stakes Caulfield G2 1400 m 58 V. Hall 1st - Regal Roller
4th 11 Sep 2004 Feehan Stakes Moonee Valley G2 1600 m 58 G. Childs 1st - Delzao
Won 02 Oct 2004 Penny Edition Stakes Victoria Park LR 1450 m 58 S. Price 2nd - Fairessa
2nd 23 Oct 2004 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 D. Nikolic 1st - Savabeel
12th 12 Dec 2004 Hong Kong Cup Sha Tin G1 2000 m 57 D. Nikolic 1st - Alexander Goldrun
2005-06 Season as an Eight Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
7th 20 Aug 2005 Liston Stakes Caulfield G2 1400 m 58 S. King 1st - Lad of the Manor
3rd 10 Sep 2005 Feehan Stakes Moonee Valley G2 1600 m 58 S. King 1st - Lad of the Manor
2nd 08 Oct 2005 Caulfield Stakes Caulfield G1 2000 m 58 S. King 1st - El Segundo
3rd 22 Oct 2005 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 S. King 1st - Makybe Diva
8th 29 Oct 2005 Mackinnon Stakes Flemington G1 2000 m 58 S. King 1st - Lad of the Manor
3rd 11 Feb 2006 C F Orr Stakes Caulfield G1 1400 m 58 S. King 1st - Perfect Promise
Won 04 Mar 2006 Futurity Stakes Caulfield G1 1600 m 58 S. King 2nd - Red Dazzler
7th 25 Mar 2006 Dubai Duty Free Stakes Nad Al Sheba G1 1800 m 57 S. King 1st - David Junior
2006-07 Season as a Nine Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
10th 02 Sep 2006 Memsie Stakes Caulfield G2 1400 m 58 C. Williams 1st - El Segundo
5th 16 Sep 2006 Feehan Stakes Moonee Valley G2 1600 m 58 S. King 1st - Lad of the Manor
4th 14 Oct 2006 Caulfield Stakes Caulfield G1 2000 m 58 C. Williams 1st - Casual Pass
Won 28 Oct 2006 Cox Plate Moonee Valley G1 2040 m 58 C. Williams 2nd - El Segundo

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Fields Of Omagh (Aus)
Sire
Rubiton (Aus)
1983
Century (Aus)
1969
Better Boy (Ire)
1951
My Babu (Fr)
Better So (GB)
Royal Suite (Aus)
1960
Rego (Ire)
Baraganda (Aus)
Ruby (Aus)
1977
Seventh Hussar (Fr)
1966
Queens Hussar (GB)
Ann Boleyn (GB)
Briars Toddy (Aus)
1971
Todman (Aus)
St Auriga (Aus)
Dam
Finneto (Aus)
1981
Cerreto (Ire)
1970
Claude (Ity)
1964
Hornbeam (GB)
Aigue-Vive (Fr)
Crenelle (GB)
1960
Crepello (GB)
Mulberry Harbour (GB)
Fold (Aus)
1966
Lupus (GB)
1961
Hugh Lupus (Fr)
Monarchia (GB)
Shady Lea (Aus)
1958
Meadow Mist (GB)
Amnesia (Aus)

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