Spelled until January 2001
Fields of Omagh returned with another third place in a Maiden at
Ballarat. He was then second as favourite to Dual Action with future
Moonee Valley Cup winner Thong Classic third in a Maiden at Bendigo over
1400m. Just over two weeks later Fields of Omagh lined up at Sandown
over 1400m in a field of 14. Midfield until the home straight he
stormed home to defeat Flash Line and King Island by just under a
Hayes had been in control of Lindsay Park but in March 2001 just after
Australian Cup day Peter Hayes was killed in a light aircraft accident.
With David Hayes still in Hong Kong it was decided that Tony McEvoy
would take over training duties at Lindsay Park.
of Omagh had his next start on 16th April at Caulfield in an
Open Hcp. Last passing the 800m he stormed home to run 4th
behind De Gaulle Lane beaten less than 2 lengths. Three weeks later he
went back to Sandown and after being well back to the 400m he then
stormed home to win from Mr Magistrate.