Graded Winner Omi Dead

Donald Dizney's broodmare Omi was euthanized after a bout with colic. The 14-year-old daughter of Wild Again had produced a Florida-bred Vindication filly for Dizney April 22.

Omi was a graded stakes winner for Dizney. She captured the Arlington Matron (gr. III) and Relaxing Handicaps, plus the Bayakoa Stakes. Her stakes-placings came in runner-up efforts in the Falls City (gr. III), Long Look Breeders' Cup (gr. III), and Charon Handicaps.

Omi retired with a dozen wins or placings from 16 races and earnings of $319,718. Her first foal, a Seattle Slew colt, commanded $4.2 million at the 2000 Saratoga yearling sale. The price remains the second-highest in Saratoga sale history. Named Distinction, he captured three races. He stands at Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla.

Omi is represented by seven named foals, four of which are winners. She also is the dam of an unnamed Giant's Causeway  yearling filly.

Dizney bought Omi in the name of his Double Diamond Farm for $75,000 at the 1994 Saratoga yearling sale from Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm, agent. Omi was bred by Clay in partnership with his father, Albert G. Clay.

A half-sister to grade I winner Pompeii and grade III winner Ground Storm, Omi was produced from the stakes-winning Private Account mare Flying Heat.