Harris Farms Sets Om’s 2020 Fee at $7,500

By Bloodhorse.com
Coalinga, CA (November 21, 2019)-Harris Farms has set stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, which includes multiple grade 1-placed, grade 2 winner Om .

A son of Munnings out of Tabasco Cat’s winning daughter and multiple stakes producer Rare Cat, Om will stand for $7,500 with a live-foal guarantee.

Bred by partners Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams, and Bill Farish, Om was bought as a juvenile at the Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale by trainer Dan Hendricks for $125,000 out of Niall Brennan’s consignment. The colt broke his maiden in his second start at 2 and continued to excel at 3, when he won the Del Mar Derby (G2T), Twilight Derby (G2T), and Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes (G2T) for the Sareen Family Trust.

Om contested the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) when the race was run at 6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita Park’s downhill turf course. He closed with a furious rally to catch frontrunner and favorite Obviously, but jockey Gary Stevens lost his whip a sixteenth of a mile from the wire and Om just missed by a nose. He was back in this year’s Turf Sprint, run at five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main turf course, with trainer Peter Miller. He was second again, this time to Belvoir Bay. Om was also runner-up in this year’s Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G1T).

Now 7, Om retired with a 7-7-6 record out of 31 starts and earnings of $1,354,731. He was first or second in 11 graded stakes from 3 to 7 and has four graded stakes wins to his credit.

Munnings is having an exceptionally good year with 10 black-type winners that include graded winner Fancy Dress Party. Overall, the son of Speightstown has sired 35 black-type winners so far, including 12 graded stakes winners.