Omar Khayyam, foaled in England, won the 43rd Kentucky Derby on May 12, 1917. He was the first of four foreign-born horses to win the Derby. The others were Tomy Lee (1959), Northern Dancer (1964) and Sunny’s Halo (1983).
Omar Khayyam, foaled in England, won the 43rd Kentucky Derby on May 12, 1917. He was the first of four foreign-born horses to win the Derby. The others were Tomy Lee (1959), Northern Dancer (1964) and Sunny’s Halo (1983). HANDOUT FROM KY DERBY MUSEUM Kentucky Derby Museum
Omar Khayyam, foaled in England, won the 43rd Kentucky Derby on May 12, 1917. He was the first of four foreign-born horses to win the Derby. The others were Tomy Lee (1959), Northern Dancer (1964) and Sunny’s Halo (1983). HANDOUT FROM KY DERBY MUSEUM Kentucky Derby Museum

First foreign-born Derby winner was 100 years ago; few have followed

May 05, 2017 2:53 PM