First foal a colt for Omaha Beach
January 31, 2021
Spendthrift Farm’s Omaha Beach, War Front’s brilliant three-time Grade 1-winning 3-year-old of 2019, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 27th when a colt was born at Burleson Farms in Midway, KY.
“We are thrilled with our first Omaha Beach foal and excited to have 3 more coming here on the farm,” said Lyn Burleson. “This colt has all the right angles and a great frame to go with it. Very athletic.”
Bred by Nice Guys Stable, the gray colt is the first foal out of the young Scat Daddy mare Two Sugars, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Calculator and stakes winner Arms Runner.
Omaha Beach retired to Spendthrift after a decorated 3-year-old campaign in 2019. He jumped onto the Triple Crown trail with three consecutive victories including the Rebel S. (G2) over 2-year-old champion Game Winner and Arkansas Derby (G1) over Improbable and eventual Kentucky Derby winner Country House.
That fall, Omaha Beach defeated older horses and leading sprinter Shancelot when winning the Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. (G1), running six furlongs in 1:08 3/5, and he posted an easy 2 ¾-length victory over Grade 1 winner Roadster in the Malibu S. (G1) to close out his campaign. He was also runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1).
An earner of $1,651,800, Omaha Beach is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Charming, making him a half-brother to 2014 Breeders’ Cup winner and Champion Two-Year-Old Filly, Take Charge Brandi. He covered 215 mares from his popular first book in 2020 and will stand his second season in 2021 for a fee of $35,000 S&N.