Omega Code Purchased by Walmac

Omega Code, a track-record setting son of Elusive Quality, has been purchased by Walmac Stud Management and will stand at Johnny Jones III and Bobby Trussell's Walmac International following his retirement.

The 4-year-old colt is expected to make his next start in the Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Oct. 10. To date, Omega Code has won three of 11 starts, with three seconds and one third, and has earnings of $183,847

Omega Code, out of the Deputy Minister mare Tin Oaks, was bred in Florida by Sally Anderson, who sold him privately as a weanling to Jimmy Gladwell. He was consigned to the 2002 Fasig-Tipton Florida February sale of 2-year-olds by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds as agent. Trainer Wesley Ward purchased him for himself and partners Dan Butler and Mike Moore for $350,000.

In his third lifetime start at two, Omega Code won the Ron and Jessman Cloud Memorial Stakes at Fresno by seven lengths, going six furlongs in a track record 1:07.70. He followed that up with a third in the Gilded Time Stakes, and in his first start at three, won the San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

In his most recent start, Omega Code finished seventh in an allowance race at Saratoga Aug. 28, his first start since February. He was owned in that race by Team Valor Stables and Dennis Ward and trained by John Kimmel.

Inbred 4x4 to Northern Dancer, Omega Code is a half-brother to Tempest Fugit, by Unaccounted For, a multiple stakes winner of $380,712. His second dam is the hard-knocking race mare Squan Song (by Exceller), who won 18 races, 14 of them stakes, and earned $898,444 in the mid 1980s.