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Santa Anita: Nine Fillies And Mares Stretching Out In Santa Ana Stakes

In what will be her initial stakes assignment, Little Red Feather Racing’s Opus Won, who has won two allowance races in a row and has won three out of her last four starts, heads a field of nine older fillies and mares at a mile and one quarter on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 […]

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Beholder’s First Foal Arrives At Santa Anita Park To Begin Training

The first foal out of four-time champion racemare Beholder arrived at Santa Anita Park on Friday, and made his first trip out to the racetrack on Saturday morning. The 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt, christened Q B One, underwent an easy gallop and appeared to take everything in stride, trainer Richard Mandella said in an XBTV […]

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Racing’s Newest Millionaire, United Digs In To Take San Marcos

LNJ Foxwoods’ United scored a popular victory  at odds of 4-5 in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita, digging in for the stretch run to win by a half-length on the wire. It marks the first stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, whose last two starts in the G2 […]

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Oscar Dominguez, United Rematched In San Marcos On Santa Anita Turf

Separated by a neck when last they met, top turf marathoners Oscar Dominguez and United head a field of seven older horses going a mile and one quarter on turf in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Claimed seven starts back for $40,000 on Feb. 7, 2019, the […]

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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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‘Truly Special’ Omaha Beach Will Continue To Be Evaluated Ahead Of Breeding Season

Scratched from his career swansong in the Pegasus World Cup after x-rays revealed the beginnings of a fracture in his right hind ankle, Omaha Beach is scheduled to ship to Spendthrift Farm on Monday. According to drf.com, additional x-rays will be performed when the 4-year-old son of War Front arrives, in order to ensure that Omaha Beach […]

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Omaha Beach Scratched From Pegasus Swan Song Out Of ‘Abundance Of Caution’

Heavy favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from this weekend’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational after trainer Richard Mandella was alerted Thursday morning to slight swelling in the colt’s right hind fetlock. Radiographs, which were reviewed by Dr. Larry Bramlage, revealed Omaha Beach had a small spot in his cannon bone that could signal […]

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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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