First Foal by Grade 1 Winner Olympiad Arrives

Gainesway announced Jan. 18 that the first foal by Grade 1 winner OLYMPIAD has arrived. The filly is out of the mare, SOPHIE SOPHIE, half-sister to Grade 1 winner and millionaire SEATTLE SMOOTH. The filly was bred by Dr. Oscar Benavides and born at his Montesacro Farm.

“I am very happy with my filly.  She looks racy and has great conformation as we expected being by OLYMPIAD,” said Dr. Benavides.

OLYMPIAD, a five-time graded stakes winner by Speightstown, posted eight wins in 13 career starts for earnings of $3,027,560 for trainer Bill Mott and owners Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables, and LNJ Foxwoods.

Winner of the 2022 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1), OLYMPIAD also delivered a track-record setting performance over 1 1/16 miles in the Mineshaft Stakes (G3) and added headline-grabbing scores in the New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2), Stephen Foster Stakes (G2), Alysheba Stakes (G2).

In the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), OLYMPIAD rallied down the Keeneland stretch to finish second behind Horse of the Year Flightline, while ahead of Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike and Grade 1 winners including Taiba, Life Is Good, Hot Rod Charlie, and Happy Saver. He earned triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures on eight occasions with victories from seven furlongs to 1 ¼ miles.

OLYMPIAD stands at Gainesway Farm for $35,000 LFSN.