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Omaha Beach Favored To Go Out A Winner In Pegasus World Cup, Draws Post Five In Field Of Twelve

Omaha Beach is scheduled to race for the final time Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the multiple Grade 1 stakes winner will have the opportunity to produce a career-defining performance in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy. The Pegasus World Cup will co-headline Saturday’s 12-race program with the $1 million […]

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‘Looking For A Home Run’: Winchell Hoping Tenfold Lives Up To His Potential In Pegasus

When owner Ron Winchell and Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen came to the Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy two years ago, they were armed with reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and Horse of the Year Gun Runner. It’s a much different scenario this year when they run Tenfold, who has flashed […]

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‘The Basics Are The Most Important Things’: Mandella Reflects On Hall Of Fame Career

Richard Mandella built his Hall of Fame career on consummate horsemanship, a no-frills, all-class approach to training Thoroughbreds that has produced enduring success spanning more than four decades. “It’s always amazed me,” and Mandella, who saddled his first horse in 1974 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. “Since I first started […]

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‘Like A Porsche’: Omaha Beach Cruises Through Final Pegasus Breeze

Omaha Beach cruised through a five-furlong work in 1:00.72 Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park, his final breeze for Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Entries will be taken Wednesday for the $3 million Pegasus and Omaha Beach, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, is expected to be the heavy morning-line favorite for the 1 […]

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‘Upsetting And Surprising’ Call From Irad Ortiz Leaves Spun To Run Riderless For Pegasus World Cup

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero suddenly has to deal with an unforeseen issue a week before the $3 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. According to drf.com, the trainer got a call from Irad Ortiz, Jr. on Saturday morning that the jockey had decided to take a different mount in the race, leaving Guerrero’s trainee Spun […]

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‘Don’t See Why We Can’t Beat Him Again’: Guerrero Confident Spun To Run Can Defeat Omaha Beach

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero is enjoying the lead-up to the Pegasus World Cup with contender Spun to Run, he told drf.com, even though Omaha Beach, who Spun to Run defeated in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, is getting the majority of the media coverage. “Sometimes the less attention the better,” Guerrero told drf.com. “We don’t mind […]

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Omaha Beach Breezes Five Furlongs In Preparation For Jan. 25 Pegasus

Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Omaha Beach breezed five furlongs in 1:00.42 Sunday morning in preparation for the $3-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 25. Jockey Julien Leparoux was up for the work, the 4-year-old son of War Front’s first since he completed his very successful 2019 season with a decisive victory in the Malibu […]

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Omaha Beach Returns To The Track, ‘Looking Good’ For Pegasus

Fox Hill Farms Inc.’s Omaha Beach galloped at Gulfstream Park Friday morning in preparation for his highly anticipated career finale in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 25. “He galloped about a mile and a half this morning and looked good,” trainer Richard Mandella said. Omaha Beach’s training for the Pegasus had […]

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Report: Porter Has A Bit Of Seller’s Remorse With Omaha Beach

As Omaha Beach ticks down the last days of his racing career before he goes to stud at Spendthrift Farm, many racing fans have bemoaned his hasty exit, which seems to be coming just as the colt began running his best. Fox Hill Farm owner Rick Porter told Horse Racing Nation this week that he […]

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Omaha Beach’s Gulfstream Work Pushed Back As He Battles A ‘Hot Foot’

Omaha Beach’s first work at Gulfstream Park in preparation for the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup later this month has been postponed, according to a report from Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman. Trainer Richard Mandella said the colt is battling a “hot foot,” and the horse has had his shoe removed to give it a […]

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