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‘Breed-Shaping Potential’: Omaha Beach Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Omaha Beach, War Front’s three-time Grade One-winning three-year-old of 2019, has been retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. “Omaha Beach is doing very well and we look forward to his arrival at the farm on Monday. This is a special horse with true breed-shaping potential, and we are hopeful his impact will […]

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Omaha Beach Exits Malibu In Good Order, Ships To Florida On The 31st

Omaha Beach, who fulfilled expectations in his final race at Santa Anita Saturday by winning the Grade I Runhappy Malibu Stakes, came out of the race in good order and it’s on to Gulfstream Park for his final race in the Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 25. The son of […]

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Omaha Beach Never Had To Be Asked In Malibu Romp

Rick Porter’s Omaha Beach made it look easy for Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith on Saturday, cruising to the lead around the far turn and pulling away under a hand ride to win the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old son of War Front covered seven furlongs over the fast […]

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Smith On Omaha Beach: ‘You Might See Something Really Special’

Along with a record 26 Breeders’ Cup wins, two Eclipse Awards, a pair of Kentucky Derby wins that include a Triple Crown in 2018, New Mexico native Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith also includes three wins in Santa Anita’s signature opening day Grade 1 stakes, the $300,000 Runhappy Malibu, which is contested at seven […]

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Omaha Beach ‘As Good As He Can Be’ For Saturday’s Malibu

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”—United States Postal Service creed. Ditto for Omaha Beach. The marquee horse on Santa Anita’s stakes-studded opening day card on Saturday is scheduled to make his penultimate start in the Grade I Runhappy Malibu Stakes […]

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Omaha Beach Lays Down Bullet Three-Furlong Work For Malibu

Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach put in an impressive breeze on Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park, rolling through three furlongs in 34 seconds flat. reports the Daily Racing Form. The 3-year-old War Front colt is scheduled to run in the Grade 1 Malibu later this week, which was postponed from Thursday to Saturday by […]

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Santa Anita Park Announces Complete Winter/Spring Meet Stakes Schedule

Santa Anita Park, which will open for its 83rd Winter/Spring Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 26, has announced a complete stakes schedule through closing day, June 21. The schedule, which includes a total of 93 added money races, will be keynoted by a pair of Grade I stakes on opening day—the $300,000 Malibu, for 3-year-olds at […]

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Malibu Draws Full Field Headed By McKinzie, Copper Bullet

With owners and trainers nationwide looking for one last chance to run in a Grade I stakes restricted to 3-year-olds, Santa Anita’s seven furlong, $300,000 Malibu Stakes has attracted an extraordinary cast of 16 sophomores (14 to run, with two on the also eligible list) headed by Bob Baffert’s McKinzie on opening day, Wednesday, Dec. […]

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McKinzie ‘Aiming’ For Malibu Stakes, Along With Pair Of Baffert-Trained Stablemates

Bob Baffert has three likely starters for the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day next Tuesday, Dec. 26, headed by two-time Grade I winner McKinzie, who showed he is at the ready with a six furlong workout Sunday in a bullet 1:13.20, fastest of 23 drills at the distance, the average […]

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