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Omaha Beach gets first mare in foal

March 4, 2020

Omaha Beach poses for onlookers at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

Omaha Beach poses for onlookers at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

Spendthrift Farm’s newly-retired Omaha Beach, the three-time Grade 1-winning 3-year-old by War Front, had his first mare confirmed in foal Tuesday, March 3rd.

Theyskens’ Theory, a Grade 3-winning juvenile and multiple Grade 1-placed daughter of Bernardini, checked in foal at Claiborne Farm in Paris, KY. A half-sister to champion 2-year-old Stevie Wonderboy, Theyskens’ Theory is owned by Andrew Rosen’s AR Enterprises LLC.

Omaha Beach retired to Spendthrift last month after a decorated 3-year-old campaign in 2019. He jumped onto last year’s 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.

This past 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 posted an easy 2 ¾-length victory over Grade 1 winner Roadster in the Malibu S. (G1). 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. Omaha Beach stands for $45,000 S&N and is booked full.