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King Jack Powers To Gallant Bob Win

Michael Stinson’s King Jack flattered Pennsylvania Derby favorite Improbable with a powerful off-the-pace victory in Saturday’s 28th running of the Grade 2 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing. Second to Improbable in the 1-mile Shared Belief Stakes last time out at Del Mar and shortening up to 6 furlongs, King Jack rolled past fellow Southern […]

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Omaha Beach Targeting One-Turn Ack Ack Handicap

Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach was being targeted for a comeback in Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar before a slight illness took him out of training. Now, the 3-year-old son of War Front has returned to galloping and will instead target the Grade 3 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs on Sept. 28, […]

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‘His Class Carried Him’; Improbable Returns With Victory In Del Mar’s Shared Belief

Improbable, who went postward the 4-1 favorite in the Kentucky Derby last spring, returned to competition Sunday with an easy victory in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for 3-year-olds.at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Improbable, out of action since the May 18 Preakness Stakes in which he was sixth behind […]

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Improbable Taken On By Lightly-Raced King Jack In Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes

Lightly-raced King Jack and Triple Crown series experienced Improbable were closely-listed as the top choices on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line for Sunday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar. King Jack, undefeated in two starts, drew the No. 3 post and was listed at 8-5. Improbable drew the outside No. 6 post and was […]

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Awesome Again The New Target For Mandella-Trained Omaha Beach

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella provided an update on Omaha Beach and United, who have had recent setbacks due to illness. Plans for Omaha Beach to run in next Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes were scuttled and United was scratched from Saturday’s Del Mar Handicap. “The good news is that his bloodwork looks good, which […]

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Omaha Beach, United Affected By Virus, ‘Mucus And Congestion’

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella was dealing with a virus in his stable that forced him to scratch United from Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association, and reconsider plans for Omaha Beach in the Shared Belief or Pat O’Brien Stakes next weekend. “They both have symptoms of […]

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Omaha Beach ‘A Go’ For Aug. 25 Shared Belief Stakes

The early favorite for this year’s Kentucky Derby before he was scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis, Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach is nearing his return to racing. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old War Front colt breezed six furlongs at Del Mar on Monday in 1:13.60, putting him on track for the Aug. 25 Shared Belief […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Brilliant’ In Latest Work Toward Shared Belief

Roughly 15 hours after riding McKinzie to an impressive and emotionally-charged victory in the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, N.Y., on Saturday afternoon, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was back at Del Mar riding workouts Sunday morning. Work as usual, but not the usual works. During the 6 o’clock hour Smith was aboard […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Back On The Road’ With Three-Furlong Workout

Pre-Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach, scratched the week of the race with an entrapped epiglottis, executed his first breeze since returning to the track this Tuesday. The 3-year-old War Front colt completed three furlongs at Del Mar in :36.60, fastest of 20 at the distance. “We’re back on the road,” trainer Richard Mandella told drf.com. […]

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Omaha Beach At Del Mar To Be ‘Legged Up,’ Targeting Breeders’ Cup This Fall

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella led Omaha Beach, recovered from an entrapped epiglottis that required a late scratch of the Kentucky Derby favorite and surgery, to the Del Mar oval Monday morning for a gallop, then took time to comment. “I don’t have big plans with him other than the Breeders’ Cup in the […]

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