“He's got there!”
Three simple words with a lot of history behind them. The story of a horse.
Fields Of Omagh, the thoroughbred hero who on October 28 2006 dived on the line to win the W.S Cox Plate, Australia's most prestigious test of equine class.
He was not the best horse to win the race in its long history, not the most famous. But his story of durability, courage and toughness takes us beyond the race track. To the tales of his three trainers, his 18 enthusiastic owners, his dedicated vet, to the many people behind the scenes who helped to get a crippled horse to the track.
Back to the track after two major break downs, to contest five consecutive Cox Plates, to win two of them. To win 13 races and over $6.49 million in stakes. To travel around the world – to Dubai, Hong Kong and Japan. To the story of the owner diagnosed with cancer who credits Fields Of Omagh with bringing her back from the edge of despair. To the owner whose husband died and to whom Fields Of Omagh became a saviour. To those whose lives were changed because of the deeds of a horse.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 09 / 2007