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Awesome Again The New Target For Mandella-Trained Omaha Beach

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella provided an update on Omaha Beach and United, who have had recent setbacks due to illness. Plans for Omaha Beach to run in next Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes were scuttled and United was scratched from Saturday’s Del Mar Handicap. “The good news is that his bloodwork looks good, which […]

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Omaha Beach, United Affected By Virus, ‘Mucus And Congestion’

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella was dealing with a virus in his stable that forced him to scratch United from Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association, and reconsider plans for Omaha Beach in the Shared Belief or Pat O’Brien Stakes next weekend. “They both have symptoms of […]

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Omaha Beach ‘A Go’ For Aug. 25 Shared Belief Stakes

The early favorite for this year’s Kentucky Derby before he was scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis, Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach is nearing his return to racing. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old War Front colt breezed six furlongs at Del Mar on Monday in 1:13.60, putting him on track for the Aug. 25 Shared Belief […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Brilliant’ In Latest Work Toward Shared Belief

Roughly 15 hours after riding McKinzie to an impressive and emotionally-charged victory in the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, N.Y., on Saturday afternoon, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was back at Del Mar riding workouts Sunday morning. Work as usual, but not the usual works. During the 6 o’clock hour Smith was aboard […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Back On The Road’ With Three-Furlong Workout

Pre-Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach, scratched the week of the race with an entrapped epiglottis, executed his first breeze since returning to the track this Tuesday. The 3-year-old War Front colt completed three furlongs at Del Mar in :36.60, fastest of 20 at the distance. “We’re back on the road,” trainer Richard Mandella told drf.com. […]

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Handicapping The Race For Broodmare Of The Year At Its Halfway Point

The first six months of the year can do a lot to shape the Eclipse Award forecasts for several divisions, but it can also lay the foundation for strong arguments toward the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Broodmare of the Year title. Whoever emerges from the 2019 racing season with the award will join […]

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Omaha Beach At Del Mar To Be ‘Legged Up,’ Targeting Breeders’ Cup This Fall

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella led Omaha Beach, recovered from an entrapped epiglottis that required a late scratch of the Kentucky Derby favorite and surgery, to the Del Mar oval Monday morning for a gallop, then took time to comment. “I don’t have big plans with him other than the Breeders’ Cup in the […]

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Suburban Win Vaults Preservationist To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farms’ 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes) , runaway winner of Saturday’s Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin’s 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings Unchanged: McKinzie On Top, Thunder Snow Second

For the fourth consecutive week, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (258 votes) has been voted the top horse in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, won the Alysheba Stakes (G3) at Churchill and most recently was second in the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park on June […]

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BC Classic: Omaha Beach May Point For Return At Del Mar Or Saratoga

Omaha Beach’s connections are most likely going to point the colt to the Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar later this summer, but the Allen Jerkens Memorial Stakes at Saratoga in late August is also on the table, trainer Richard Mandella told the Daily Racing Form. “I’d probably just stay home and get a race […]

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