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Omaha Beach Team To Host ‘Meet And Greet’ For Veterans At Breeders’ Cup

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company, pioneer in private aviation, and passionate supporter of the thoroughbred racing community, is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with the American Thoroughbred racehorse Omaha Beach as part of its continued support of Homes For Our Troops, a Veteran nonprofit that builds and donates specially adapted custom […]

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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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Spendthrift Farm Acquires Breeding Rights To Omaha Beach

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has entered into an agreement with Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm to acquire the breeding rights to Grade 1 Arkansas Derby winner and Kentucky Derby contender Omaha Beach. “First, I’d like to thank Rick Porter for the opportunity to stand such a special horse as Omaha Beach,” said Hughes. “We […]

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Mandella: Omaha Beach ‘Acts Like A Professional Racehorse’

It was work day for Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach Saturday at Churchill Downs and that was just fine with him. The big War Front colt, the apparent favorite for next Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby, was ready to do his thing when the special 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. Derby/Oaks training period came up and trainer […]

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Omaha Beach Will Van To Kentucky; Improbable Likely ‘Upset’ By Blinkers

Six Oaklawn-raced horses have enough points to run in the Kentucky Derby, including Omaha Beach and Improbable, the top two finishers in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1). Omaha Beach exited his one-length victory in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday morning, adding the War Front colt, owned by Rick Porter’s […]

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‘Ageless’ Jon Court Hopes For Continued Success With Horton’s Long Range Toddy

The Rebel was actually a rebel-lion last month at Oaklawn, with experience trumping youth in both divisions of the $750,000 Grade 2 race for 3-year-olds March 16. The winner of the first division was Long Range Toddy, owned by Willis Horton, 78, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, 53, and ridden by Jon Court, […]

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