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Saratoga Sale opener yields strong numbers for Omaha Beach

August 11, 2022

Omaha Beach’s $500,000 filly, Hip 196, at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale – photo by Z

After some some very good results during Monday’s opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling sale, First-Crop sire Omaha Beach turned in even better numbers during Tuesday’s closing session of the prestigious auction.

Tuesday’s excellent results were led by hip No. 196, a filly consigned by Eaton Sales and purchased for $500,000 by Lael Stables. The bay filly is out of Glory Gold and is a half-sister to multiple stakes winners Espresso Shot and Venti Valentine.

Omaha Beach followed that result shortly after with a $400,000 filly, hip No. 205 consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent, with Taylor Creek the winning bidder. The dark bay Kentucky-bred is out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Hot Water, whose prior runners include Grade 3 winner Scalding, stakes winner Tracksmith, and stakes-placed Tortuga.

Monday’s results were topped by a $350,000 filly purchased by White Birch Farm.

Sequel, the agent for Chester and Mary Broman, consigned hip No. 93, who is out of multiple stakes-placed Stolen Star. Among the mare’s five winners is $1.3 million earner and multiple graded winner Highway Star and multiple stakes winner Captain Bombastic.

Omaha Beach’s first lot to sell was hip No. 67, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent. The winning bidder at $200,000 was L S I Stables. The dark bay colt is out of Savannah Sky, whose dam Diaphanous is a sister to champion Banshee Breeze.

Omaha Beach, who earned more than $1.6 million in his racing career, won the Arkansas Derby, Santa Anita Sprint Championship and Malibu S., all Grade 1 events, during his 3-year-old campaign. He covered 215 mares in each of his first two seasons and stood for $30,000 live foal this year.

Overall at the auction, Omaha Beach had 4 lots sell for an average of $362,000.