First Mares in foal to Grade 1 Winners Olympiad and Drain the Clock

Gainesway announced Feb. 24 that the first mares bred to Grade 1 winners Olympiad and Drain the Clock have been confirmed in-foal.

The first mare in-foal to OLYMPIAD is Navasha. Owned by Cheyenne Stables, she is from the female family of Grade 1 winners Fault and Juju’s Map.

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 last year’s 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.

The first mare in-foal to DRAIN THE CLOCK is Amelia Island, the dam of Grade 3 winner Amelia’s Wild Ride. She is owned by Lili Kobielski’s, The New Hill Farm and is boarded at Sunnyside Farm.

DRAIN THE CLOCK retired with seven wins in 15 career starts, including three victories in graded stakes races, for earnings of $698,000 for trainer Joseph Saffie, Jr. and owners Slam Dunk Racing, Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables and Michael Nentwig.

In the Grade 1 Woody Stephens Stakes, he became the first horse to defeat champion sprinter Jackie’s Warrior around one turn. DRAIN THE CLOCK also posted emphatic victories in the Swale Stakes (G3) and Bay Shore Stakes (G3).

DRAIN THE CLOCK stands at Gainesway Farm for $10,000 LFSN.