Om, a Grade 2 winner who gained notoriety for defeating eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in that runner's debut race, will stand the 2020 breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., for an advertised fee of $7,500.
The 7-year-old son of Munnings has won seven of 31 career starts for earnings of $1,354,731. He racked up victories in the Grade 2 Del Mar Derby, Twilight Derby, and Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes, and the G3 Thunder Road Stakes, all on the west coast. He is also a two-time runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, most recently finishing second to Belvoir Bay in this year's edition at Santa Anita Park. Belvoir Bay set the course record at five furlongs on the turf in that race.
Om broke his maiden in his second career start at age two; a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight on the former all-weather main track at Del Mar. American Pharoah finished fifth on debut in the same race.
Peter Miller and Dan Hendricks trained Om for owner Sareen Family Trust, which retains ownership of the horse as he enters stud.
Bred in Kentucky by Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams, and William S. Farish Jr., Om is out of the winning Tabasco Cat mare Rare Cat, whose runners also include stakes-placed Bear Dixiecat and Twirling Tiger. His extended family includes Grade 1 winner Spellbound.
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