Omaha Beach colt storms Day 5 at KEESEP for $725,000
September 17, 2022
Omaha Beach’s popular first crop of yearlings were in the spotlight again to start Book 3 at the annual Keeneland September sale in Lexington, with a well-bred colt making $725,000 – the third highest price overall during the session – after a feverish pursuit that concluded with agent Michael Wallace signing the ticket on behalf of Vinnie Viola’s St. Elias Stables.
From the esteemed program of breeder and consignor Clearsky Farms, the classy chestnut colt is out of the Distorted Humor mare Color Me Flying, who hails from an important Phipps family. Through as Hip 1370, the colt’s third dam is Grade 1 winner My Flag, who is the dam of champion Storm Flag Flying among other stakes performers and graded stakes producers.
Omaha Beach is far and away the No. 1 freshman sire by average with his first yearlings in 2022, and currently sits atop through five sessions at Keeneland September with 38 sold for an average of $255,395 and approaching $10 million in gross receipts.