Olympiad Retired to Gainesway for $35,000 Fee - petsitterbank

Olympiad Retired to Gainesway for $35,000 Fee

Gainesway announced Nov. 10 that Olympiad who finished second to Flightline in the Nov. 5 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keenelandhas been retired and will stand stud for an advertised fee of $35,000, live foal stands and nurses.

The farm previously announced plans for the five-time graded stakes winner to join its roster of stallions. He is available for inspection at Gainesway near Lexington.

A 4-year-old son of Speightstown , Olympiad ends his racing career with a record of 8-2-1 over 13 career starts and earnings of $3,027,560. In his final year of racing this season, the Bill Mott trainee went 6-1-0 in eight starts, earning $2,862,120 for his owners Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable, and LNJ Foxwoods.

This year Olympiad won the Mineshaft Stakes (G3) in a record time of 1:42.01 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. He also added wins in the New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2), Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) and Alysheba Stakes Presented by Sentient Jet (G2), both at Churchill Downsand the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

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He closed out his career rallying from fifth to finish second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic to the unbeaten Flightlineleaving Mott proud of Olympiad’s performance.

“How could you be more pleased? We’re here on the wrong year. His race would have won some other Classics,” the Hall of Famer trainer said after the race.

Setbacks earlier in his career denied Olympiad a chance at pursuing the Triple Crown. After running twice as a 2-year-old, he did not start again until near the end of this 3-year-old season.

“When you get a good 2-year-old that you think might be on the Derby trail and you have a setback, you just have to take the attitude that he’s getting the time he needs,” Grandview Equine’s Robert Clay told New York Racing Association advertising earlier this year.

Bred in Kentucky by Emory Hamilton out of the Medaglia d’Oro pond Tokyo Time Olympiad sold at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale for $700,000 out of the Gainesway consignment to Alex Solis II and Jason Litt of Solis/Litt Bloodstock, who select horses for Olympiad’s ownership.

Tokyo Time has five foals and two winners from three starters. Olympiad is overwhelmingly the most successful as her other two starters—one a 5-year-old and the other a 3-year-old—have combined for $101,389 in earnings. She has an unraced War Front 2-year-old filly named La Pachanga who sold for $450,000 to Larkin Armstrong through Gainesway’s consignment to the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and an American Pharoah colt purchased for $340,000 by Whisper Hill Farm from Gainesway’s consignment to the same sale this year.

Speightstown, who stands at WinStar Farm, has progeny earnings of $145,952,908 and is the sire of 24 worldwide grade/group 1 winners. Of his progeny, only Charlatan ($4,047,200) has earned more than Olympiad.


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