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XBTV Introduces Breeders’ Cup Portal With Over 260 Contender Workouts

XBTV, the premier online destination for exclusive video workouts, handicapping insights and analysis, has unveiled its 2019 Breeders’ Cup Portal providing racing fans, horsemen and handicappers free access to exclusive videos and blogs in advance of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 1 & 2, 2019 at Santa Anita Park. Sorted by Breeders’ […]

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Mandella: Dirt Mile A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Omaha Beach, But He Deserved The Classic

In a perfect world, Omaha Beach would be running in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. As it is, and after negotiating through mazes just to get to this point, Richard Mandella will have to settle for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile the same […]

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Mandella: Omaha Beach Bound For Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

The envelope, please . . . (Dramatic pause for suspense . . .) “And the winner is, the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile!” So said Richard Mandella at 10 a.m. Thursday regarding the $1 million Breeders’ Cup race in which Omaha Beach will run at Santa Anita on Nov. 2, after days of contemplation, speculation and deliberation by […]

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Omaha Beach: Malibu, Pegasus Named As Post-Breeders’ Cup Targets

While trainer Richard Mandella has not announced a final decision on a Breeders’ Cup race for Omaha Beach, the 3-year-old son of War Front is expected to race after the Nov. 2 World Championships. According to horseracingnation.com, the Grade 1 Malibu over seven furlongs on Dec. 26 is the current mid-range target, while the G1 […]

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Spendthrift Farm Announces 2020 Stud Fees, Led By Into Mischief At $175,000

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2020 fees for most of its roster of 24 stallions set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season, spearheaded at the top by North America’s current number-one general sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved to $175,000 S&N and is booked full. Spendthrift is bringing in […]

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Mandella: No Decision Yet On Which Breeders’ Cup Race Omaha Beach Could Enter

Richard Mandella had “no decision today” in which Breeders’ Cup race Omaha Beach will run–the $2 million Sprint at six furlongs, the $1 million Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile, or the $6 million Classic at a mile and a quarter, all on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, which hosts the championship events for a record […]

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McKinzie, Code Of Honor Retain Tops Spots In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie maintains his lead over William S. Farish’s 3-year-old Code of Honor and Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s 4-year-old Vino Rosso in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, with each horse holding onto the same positions as last week. Trained by Bob Baffert, McKinzie (261 votes), […]

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Omaha Beach Vaults Back Into NTRA’s Top Thoroughbred Poll

The dazzling effort Omaha Beach put forth to capture the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes this past weekend launched the son of War Front back in the race for divisional honors and landed the Fox Hill Farms colorbearer on this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. In his first start since capturing the Grade […]

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Forced To ‘Improvise,’ Papa Mandella Over The Moon With Omaha Beach

Like Bill Mazeroski’s home run that won the World Series, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the Belmont, the mythic return to glory by Omaha Beach in Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship will grow in lore through the ages. The pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 4 finally returned to […]

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‘Anything’s Possible’; Mandella Ponders Breeders’ Cup Options After Returning Omaha Beach Wins Santa Anita Sprint Championship

The morning line favorite for this Kentucky Derby and idle since April 13, Richard Mandella-trained Omaha Beach put on a tremendous exhibition in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, as he gradually overhauled heavily favored eastern invader Shancelot to prevail by a head in an astonishingly fast 1:08.79 under Mike Smith. The question […]

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