Olympia

Title

Olympia

Subject

Photography of horse sports

Description

Conformation photograph of the multiple stakes-winning Thoroughbred Olympia with groom taken in February of 1958.

Olympia (by Heliopolis out of Miss Dolphin) was foaled in 1946 and debuted to a successful two-year-old season, winning the Breeders’ Futurity, Primer, and Joliet Stakes (the Joliet Stakes he finished in a dead heat with Ky. Colonel) in 1948. Victories during his three-year-old season include the Flamingo, Wood Memorial, Withers, and Derby Trial Stakes.

Olympia retired to stud at Lexington, Kentucky’s Danada Farm, and he would later become a prominent sire for Fred Hooper’s breeding operations based in Ocala, Florida.

Olympia, buried at Hooper Farm, was the top North American broodmare sire in 1974.

Creator

Joel Clyne Meadors

Date

1958-02-22

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

black and white photograph

Type

still image

Original Format

acetate negative

Files

Meadors - 1958-02-22 Olympia (2).png

Citation

Joel Clyne Meadors , “Olympia,” The Keeneland Library, accessed September 21, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/361.

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