Omaha, the chestnut colt, was owned and bred by William Woodward's Belair Stud. Sunny Fitzsimmons was his trainer. Hopes were high for Omaha, Gallant Fox's first son, and no one knew at the time just how amazing he would become.
|Omaha standing as a young colt.|
His best two-yeaar-old race was in the Champagne Stakes. He was neck-and-neck with Balladier, the season's top juvenile, throughout the race, and pushed him to a neck track record. Omaha lost only by a nose. After placing fourth in the Futurity Stakes, he went to his last race: the Junior Champion Stakes. Once more, he just barely failed to win, losing by a head to Sailor Beware.