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Birth: Mar. 24, 1932
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1959
Otoe County
Nebraska, USA

Omaha - 3rd Triple Crown Winner. Sired from Gallant Fox, both of which were both foaled at the famous Clairborne Breeding Farm in Kentucky. Both won the Triple Crown remaining the only father-son combination to achieve this honor. During Omaha's run for this achievement, a series of races where a three-year old must win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, became recognized and dubbed "The Triple Crown" by the American Press. A major elite, hard to achieve, yearly sporting event was created. As a four year old, Omaha was shipped to England where he achieved some success. He never raced in America again as his career was cut short by a leg injury. He was shipped back to Kentucky and retired to stud. Omaha has the distinction of being the only Triple Crown champion not to win the" horse-of-the-year title". Clairborne farms soon washed their hands of him after his dismal performance as a stud. He was sold to breeders in Nebraska who were intent on improving their thoroughbred line. He spent the remainder of his days at the Grove Porter Farm near Nebraska City where he died in his stall. Ak-Sar-Ben, the little Thoroughbred race track in Omaha needed a centerpiece to enhance their prestige and honored the horse for the great place he had earned in the annals of American racing by interring him near the entrance to the grandstand. Internationally known sculptor Betti Richard fashioned the lifelike bronze figure of Omaha that marks the grave. Ironically, Ak-Sar-Ben Racetrack closed in 1994 and the property has been commercially developed. The rundown grandstand remains. It, as well as the fate of the grave, are in the hands of County Supervisors. (bio by: Donald Greyfield) 
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   Gallant Fox (1927 - 1954)
Ak-Sar-Ben Racetrack Grounds
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
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Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
Record added: May 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6392590
Added by: Ron Buchinski
Added by: JW
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