Omar Khayyam Good Sire: Son of Marco and Lisma Stands Fourteenth on the List, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-29


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OMAR KHAYYAM GOOD SIRE 4 Son of Marco and Lisma Stands Fourteenth on the List. English-lSrcd Colt Was First to Come From Abroad and Capture Historic Ken-lucky Derby at the DoAvns. Of the twenty leading sires for 1924 the imported horse and smashing racer Omar Khayyam stands fourteenth on the list. With a total of twenty-nine representatiAes on the Aarious race courses of America during the year 1924, the get . of the son of Marco and Lisma AAon fifty-five races with a value of 18,971. Also Avorthy of note is the fact that Omars great riA-al for three-year-old honors of 1917, Hourless, is not included among the select tAventy. Omar Khayyam goes doAvn on record as the first English-bred . racer to capture Americas most coAeted race, the Kentucky Derby. Omar AAas a racer bordering on the pony size, but let the Avords of Mr. Vosburgh describs Omar Khayyam: "He Avas a beautiful golden chestnut, Avith a stripe in his face ; not a large colt, but large enough. He Avas extremely bloodlike, with a SAA-eet head, a light neck, good shoulders and middle piece. Light or heavy ground Avere alike to him." WON ONCE AS TWO-YEAR-OLD. In 1915 Mr. Frederick Johnson sent his trainer, Charles T. Patterson,, to England to purchase yearlings at the Doncaster sales. Mr. Patterson bought six, among Avhich Avas Omar Khayyam. He started five times as a two-year-old and Avon only one race. He Avas sent to Nev Orleans to bs prepared for the Kentucky Derby. Shipped to Churchill DoAvns he started in Kentuckys famous race an outsider, Mr. AndreAV Millers Ticket being a staunch fa-A-orite, Avhile H. P. Whitneys Rickety was next in demand. Omar was an easy Avinner and when the mutuel prices Avere posted paid ?12.S0 to . In all he started thirteen times that year and Avon nine times, among his Aictories being the Kentucky Derby, Brooklyn Derby. Kenner Stakes, Lawrence Realization, lTavra de Grace Handicap, Travers Stakes, Saratoga Cup and Pimlico Handicap. Charles T. Patterson stated that Omar Khayyam Avas the fastest horse he ecr trained and he had Ornament when that crack Avas in the heyday of his career. Represented, among others, by Aga Kha, probably the best stayer in the country this year, barring AltaAVOOd and Bonnie Omar, the son of Marco seems to haAe impressed his get with his oavii great qualities courage, speed and the ability to go a route.

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