Multiple Grade I winner Omaha Beach (War Front–Charming, by Seeking the Gold), forced to miss his expected career finale in Saturday’s GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, is scheduled to arrive at Spendthrift Farm late Monday to begin his stud career. The 4-year-old will briefly be available for viewing at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
“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 carry on as an important sire for decades to come,” said Ned Toffey, General Manager at Spendthrift. “The response we’ve had from the breeding community has been overwhelming and very positive. We plan to show Omaha Beach at the farm for a brief period at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Then, we want to allow him to settle into his new surroundings and new lifestyle as we prepare for the upcoming breeding season.”
Campaigned by Fox Hill Farms and trained by Richard Mandella, Omaha Beach won last year’s GI Arkansas Derby, GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship S., and GI Malibu S. He will stand his first season in 2020 for a fee of $45,000 S&N.