GISW Olympiad to Stand at Gainesway

Olympiad winning the GI Jockey Club Gold Cup | Joe Labozzetta

Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable and LNJ Foxwoods' Olympiad (Speightstown–Tokyo Time, Medaglia d'Oro) will take up stallion duties at Gainesway Farm upon his retirement from racing. To date, Olympiad has won eight of 12 career starts, including five graded stakes victories, highlighted by the GI Jockey Club Gold Cup. Having already amassed over $2-million in earnings, the 4-year-old is expected to make his next start in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland next month.

Trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, Olympiad captured five graded victories this season, beginning with the GIII Mineshaft S. at Fair Grounds, where he set a track record for 1 1/16 miles. He followed up at the same track with a two-length score in the GII New Orleans Classic S. before adding a pair of wins at Churchill Downs in the GII Alysheba S. and the GII Stephen Foster S.

Bred by Emory Hamilton, Olympiad is out of the Grade III-place Tokyo Time. This is the immediate family of Grade I winner and foundation mare Chic Shirine, from whom 20 graded stakes winners descend. He was purchased from the Gainesway consignment as a yearling for $700,000 by Solis/Litt.

“I have been a huge fan of Olympiad since selling him as a yearling in 2019,” said Gainesway General Manager Brian Graves. “Olympiad has backed up his exceptional looks and pedigree with a tremendous race record. I couldn't be more excited to stand a horse of his quality and talent at Gainesway.”

An advertised fee for Olympiad's first season will be announced at a later date.

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