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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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‘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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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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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: 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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Omaha Beach ‘Real Sharp’ In Bullet Work For Santa Anita Sprint Champinship

Omaha Beach, who has had more false starts in his comeback bid than an Olympic sprinter, worked four furlongs at 7:45 Friday morning for his much-anticipated return to the races in the Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs next Saturday, Oct. 5. With regular rider Mike Smith […]

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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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Omaha Beach ‘Slow In Healing’ After Throat Surgery, But Colt Finally Headed Back To California

The pre-Kentucky Derby favorite had to miss the race due to an entrapped epiglottis which required surgery, and now five weeks later Omaha Beach is finally heading back to trainer Richard Mandella’s barn in Southern California. “Mandella wanted to make sure that we scoped him before we put him on the plane, and he scoped […]

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‘Emotional’ Mandella Returns To Santa Anita; Omaha Beach To Follow

This morning, Richard Mandella was back at the last place he expected to be four days ago—his home base of Santa Anita. It was late Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky when it was announced that the three-year-old he trains, Omaha Beach, who happened to be the favorite to win today’s 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, would […]

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