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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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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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Las Cienegas: Brazilian-Bred Jolie Olimpica Makes The Grade In Her U.S. Debut

Bet to favoritism in her U.S. debut, Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica was equal to the challenge, as she tracked the early leader and went on to an impressive 1 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Richard Mandella, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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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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