OLYMPIAD, a five-time graded stakes winner and most recently second in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), has been retired to Gainesway Farm. The son of Speightstown will stand for an advertised fee of $35,000 LFSN.
One of North America’s top older males of 2022, OLYMPIAD has 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.
OLYMPIAD’s year started with a track-record setting performance over 1 1/16 miles in the Mineshaft Stakes (G3) at the Fair Grounds, and his resume expanded later in the year with headline-grabbing scores in the New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2), Stephen Foster Stakes (G2), Alysheba Stakes (G2), and the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1).
In the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), OLYMPIAD rallied down the Keeneland stretch to finish second behind probable Horse of the Year Flightline. In doing so, OLYMPIAD finished ahead of Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, and Grade 1 winners including Taiba, Life Is Good, Hot Rod Charlie, and Happy Saver.
OLYMPIAD has earned triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures on eight occasions with victories from seven furlongs to 1 ¼ miles.
OLYMPIAD is currently available for inspection at Gainesway.