Fields of Omagh

Fields of Omagh


Fairytales don’t generally come true in horse racing. Fields Of Omagh (Foo) completed a fairy tale ending to his stellar career at Moonee Valley in winning the Cox Plate on October 28th 2006. Foo was the oldest runner at 9 years and was running in the great race for the 5th successive year. Previously, only Tranquil Star had achieved such a feat in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

All Victorian bred and passed in at the Melbourne Premier sale for $45,000, Foo raced for 7 straight seasons. The gelding has been a great testimony to the training grounds of Lindsay Park at Angaston in South Australia.

Fields of Omagh travelled the world to Japan, Dubai and Hong Kong to compete at the highest level. He suffered 2 suspensory injuries to both front legs, yet was able to come back better through the great management of the Lindsay Park team. The bravest of horses, he came through the wonderful era of Makybe Diva, Northerly, Sunline and Lonhro.

The highest stake earner to be sold in Victoria, he sits at 4th on the all time stake earners at close to $6.5 million.

Foo’s retirement was announced on Cox Plate eve and he came out to produce a last to first best ever performance, that took the son of Rubiton to legendary Status.

Fields of Omagh at Living Legends

Fields of Omagh at Living Legends



Date of Birth: 22/09/1997

Sex: Gelding     Colour: Bay

Sire: Rubiton     Dam: Finneto
Grand Sire: Cerreto (IRE)

Trainer: David Hayes (Lindsay Park)

Breeder: Martin O’Connor

Owners: No Big Deal Syndicate (Mgrs: B Martin & M Bolton), M J O’Connor, A Cork, A Sorrell & E J LeGrand

Colours: Royal Blue, Gold Diamond, Diamond Sleeves and Cap


Career Record

Fields of Omagh winning the Cox Plate 2006

Fields of Omagh winning the Cox Plate 2006

Prize Money: $6,496,240
Starts: 45       Wins: 13       2nds: 8       3rds: 7

Major Wins:

  • John F. Feehan Stakes (2002)
  • Cox Plate (2003, 2006)
  • Futurity Stakes (2006)


Date Venue Track Distance Race
28/10/2006 M V Good 2040 COX PLTE
04/03/2006 CAUL Good 1600 FUTURITY
02/10/2004 V PK Good 3450 P EDITION
25/10/2003 M V Good 2040 COX PLTE
14/09/2002 M V Good 1600 FEEHAN
11/08/2002 FLEM Good 1200 HCP
24/11/2001 SAND Good 2119 ECLIPSE
06/11/2001 FLEM Dead 1800 HKJC PLTE
20/10/2001 V PK Good 1600 PQA CLSSIC
13/10/2001 CHEL Dead 1350 HCP
14/09/2001 KYNE Slow 1200 HCP
09/05/2001 SAND Dead 1400 3YC&G 1MW
04/03/2001 SAND Good 1400 3YC&G 1MW



Video: Fields of Omagh — With Dr Andrew Clarke on SportsHub

Video: Fields of Omagh — Cox Plate 2006

Video: Fields of Omagh — Cox Plate 2003

Video: Fields of Omagh