Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

War Front's Best

$35,000 S&N
War Front – Charming, by Seeking the Gold
2016, Dark Bay, 16.1¾h | Entered Stud: 2020 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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No. 1 Freshman Covering Sire in 2020 – $165,800 Avg. – and one of the most popular first-season stallions with 215 mares bred.

No. 1 First Season Sire in 2020 by Class Performance Index – 3.21 CPI – representing far and away the highest quality of race mares bred from his first book.

True breed-shaping potential: an athletic superstar with brilliant sprinter speed and the rare ability to carry it over a route of ground, elite sire power, #1 American dirt family, tremendous physical makeup and mental disposition.

War Front’s only multiple G1 millionaire on dirt — $1,651,800.

A Leading 3-Year-Old: Eclipse Finalist and one of only three multiple G1-winning 3yo males in 2019.

“I think he’s as good as they come. They don’t get any better.”
—Richard Mandella

Brilliant winner of the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn to become the early favorite for the KY Derby, earning a 101 Beyer and defeating G1 winners Improbable & Country House (KY Derby winner in his next start).

Dazzling comeback winner of the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) over older horses & leading 3yo sprinter Shancelot, running 6 furlongs in 1:08 4/5.

Easy winner of the $300,000 Malibu (G1) at Santa Anita, defeating Santa Anita Derby-G1 winner Roadster by 2 3/4 lengths under wraps at the wire.

Ascended to the top of the class with a win in the $750,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn, defeating 2yo champion Game Winner-G1 in 1:42 2/5 for 1 1/16 miles.

Runner-up in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita after a poor start, earning a 4 1/2 Ragozin — a faster fig than the winner Spun to Run.

“Value, the top price of the intake? But really, he just can’t miss… the sky really is the limit.” —Chris McGrath, who rated him as the top “Value” in his class in 2020

“Really, the gold standard: priced fairly starting out, and even easier to stick with him now.”—Chris McGrath, who again rated him a top “Value” in his class in 2021

Runaway 9-length MdSpWt winner at Santa Anita in 1:21 flat for 7 furlongs, starting a four-race win streak on dirt.

104 Beyer, 1 ½ Ragozin, -2 ¼ Thoro-Graph (twice): The fastest G1 performer of his crop from 6f (1:08 4/5) to 9f (1:49 4/5).

The only horse in 30 years to win a G1 at 6 furlongs & 1 1/8 miles in the same year.

Hails from the best current American dirt family in the stud book, including recent champions TAKE CHARGE BRANDI & WILL TAKE CHARGE, Broodmare of the Year TAKE CHARGE LADY, etc.

The most exciting stallion prospect to date by WAR FRONT, who’s the best American son of influential sire DANZIG — responsible for the DANEHILL & GREEN DESERT lines, among others.

“Such an amazing horse. He’s a throwback to those classic horses. He can do anything. Three quarters to a mile and a quarter. He’s extremely fast and he’s got tremendous stamina. When you need him to be quick, he is. He can do it all.”
—Mike Smith



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 0 2 1 $27,800
3 7 5 (4) 2 (1) 0 $1,624,000
Totals 10 5 (4) 4 (1) 1 $1,651,800
 

Racing Highlights

2nd at 2

  • Maiden Special Weight race at Santa Anita (8f turf, to Flying Scotsman, defeating Power Player, etc.)
  • Maiden Special Weight race at Del Mar (8.5f turf, to Bob and Jackie, defeating Shining Through, etc.)

3rd at 2

  • Maiden Special Weight race at Del Mar (8f turf, to More Ice and Alleva)
Won at 3
  • Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park ($1 million, G1, 9f in 1:49.91, defeating Improbable, Country House, Laughing Fox, Galilean, Long Range Toddy, etc.)
  • Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. at Santa Anita ($300,000, G1, 6f in 1:08.79, defeating Shancelot, Flagstaff, etc.)
  • Malibu S. at Santa Anita ($300,000, G1, 7f in 1:22.33, handily by 2 3/4 lengths, defeating Roadster, Manny Wah, Complexity, Much Better)
  • Rebel S. at Oaklawn Park ($750,000, G2, 8.5f in 1:42.42, defeating Game Winner, Market King, Gunmetal Gray, etc.)
  • Maiden Special Weight race at Santa Anita (7f in 1:21.02, defeating One Bad Boy, Nolde, etc.)
2nd at 3
  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita (G1, 8f, to Spun to Run, defeating Blue Chipper, Snapper Sinclair, Improbable, Coal Front, Mr. Money, Diamond Oops, Ambassadorial and Giant Expectations)
  • Maiden Special Weight race at Santa Anita (8f, to Nolo Contesto)

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G1 WINS ON DIRT
No other War Front has more than 1
YEARS
Since a horse won a G1 at 6f & 9f in same year
CHAMPIONS
& 6 G1 horses under first two dams alone

Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 6-17-13-0-0 (36) DI = 4.54 CD = 0.81

ALAN PORTER’S 2021 BREEDING ANALYSIS FOR OMAHA BEACH

Exceptionally talented and exceptional versatile, Omaha Beach defeated the Kentucky Derby winner over nine furlongs in a grade one Derby trial, and top-class sprinters, including older horses in a grade one over six furlongs. Omaha Beach is by War Front, the last great sire son of Danzig. He is half-sister to Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Take Charge Brandi, out of a daughter of Take Charge Lady, dam of Will Take Charge and Take Charge Indy.

War Front has enjoyed tremendous success with mares from the Sadler’s Wells line, including a trio of grade one winners out of mares by Sadler’s Wells himself. From mares by that horse’s son, Galileo (who is interesting here giving the three-quarters related Seeking the Gold and Miswaki), War Front and sons have no less than nine stakes winners, four of them graded. There are also graded stakes winners out of mares by Sadler’s Wells line sons Montjeu and El Prado,  a grade one winner out of a mare by Kitten’s Joy, a son of El Prado, and a stakes winner out of another son of that horse, Medaglia d’Oro (also suggesting Artie Schiller). War Front also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Theatrical (by Sadler’s Wells’ three-quarters brother Nureyev), and sons of War Front have a grade one winner out of a mare by Pivotal and stakes winners out of mares by Stravinsky, Fasliyev and Atticus, all from the Nureyev line, which is also available through Unusual Heat, Atticus and Spinning World.

Omaha Beach is bred on a cross of War Front with a Mr Prospector line mare, and should do well when bred back over mares from that line. There are War Front grade one winners out of mares by Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair; grandsire of Formal Gold) and Woodman, who are both three-quarters related to Seeking the Gold, the broodmare sire of Omaha Beach. The cross with mares from the Forty Niner has been a grade one-producing one and has worked through Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed), Coronado’s Quest and Trippi, and can also be found through Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Banker’s Gold, Roar and Twining. Mares by Fusaichi Pegasus – a horse bred like Distorted Humor – have also met with success under War Front line stallions.

There is a grade one winner out of a mare by Smart Strike, whose sons include Curlin, Lookin at Lucky and English Channel. There are graded stakes winners out of mares by Street Cry and his son Street Sense, with Street Boss being another source. A son of War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by City Zip, a son of Carson City, and a stakes winner out of mare by Five Star Day, which also suggests daughters of Pollard’s Vision or Cuvee.

There is a War Front stakes winner out of a mare by Gone West as well as stakes winners from mares by that horse’s sons Speightstown (sire of Munnings) and Mr. Greeley, which would encourage trying mares by Grand Slam (sire of Limehouse), Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Proud Citizen.

Omaha Beach is inbred to Champion Sprinter Rubiano, and should do very well with other strains of that horse’s sire, Fappiano. War Front has been extremely good with mares from that line particularly through Unbridled, via Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister), Broken Vow, Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Cross Traffic, Rockport HarborOld FashionedHalf Ours, Dunkirk, Even The Score, Graydar, First Defence and Songandaprayer). It could also be worth considering mares from the Quiet American branch, including through Midnight Lute.

War Front and sons have enjoyed tremendous success with mares by A.P. Indy and sons. Particularly effective has been the cross with daughters of Pulpit, which has produced at least 12 stakes winners, and there is already also a grade one winner out of a mare by that horse’s son, Tapit (sire of Tapizar and Trappe Shot). Other sons of Pulpit include Sky Mesa (broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner) and Stroll. There are also War Front stakes winners out of mares by Malibu Moon, Flatter (brother to Congrats, Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In) and Old Trieste, which also suggests trying daughters of Bernardini.

The cross of War Front and sons with Roberto line mares has proved to be a very profitable one. There are six stakes winners – three grade one winners – out of mares by Arch, the sire of Blame. He is by Kris S. also sire of Brocco (broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner), Kissin Kris, Prized and Rock Hard Ten. There are two grade one winners by War Front out of mares by Roberto son Red Ransom, and two stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer.

War Front carries Moon Glitter, sister to the influential sire, Relaunch, there are already three War Front line grade one winners with Relaunch in the dam. Omaha Beach has a double of that mare, so should particular like Relaunch. We can note that War Front has grade one winners out of mares by Relaunch line stallions Officer and Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Gemologist and Tizway).

From the Blushing Groom line, War Front has a champion out of a mare by Rahy and a grade two winner out of a mare by Housebuster (by Mt. Livermore, also the sire of Orientate), a champion out of a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Super Saver and Monarchos) and grade one winner out of a mare by Known Fact.

AnalysisCatalog Style

ALAN PORTER’S 2021 BREEDING ANALYSIS FOR OMAHA BEACH

Exceptionally talented and exceptional versatile, Omaha Beach defeated the Kentucky Derby winner over nine furlongs in a grade one Derby trial, and top-class sprinters, including older horses in a grade one over six furlongs. Omaha Beach is by War Front, the last great sire son of Danzig. He is half-sister to Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Take Charge Brandi, out of a daughter of Take Charge Lady, dam of Will Take Charge and Take Charge Indy.

War Front has enjoyed tremendous success with mares from the Sadler’s Wells line, including a trio of grade one winners out of mares by Sadler’s Wells himself. From mares by that horse’s son, Galileo (who is interesting here giving the three-quarters related Seeking the Gold and Miswaki), War Front and sons have no less than nine stakes winners, four of them graded. There are also graded stakes winners out of mares by Sadler’s Wells line sons Montjeu and El Prado,  a grade one winner out of a mare by Kitten’s Joy, a son of El Prado, and a stakes winner out of another son of that horse, Medaglia d’Oro (also suggesting Artie Schiller). War Front also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Theatrical (by Sadler’s Wells’ three-quarters brother Nureyev), and sons of War Front have a grade one winner out of a mare by Pivotal and stakes winners out of mares by Stravinsky, Fasliyev and Atticus, all from the Nureyev line, which is also available through Unusual Heat, Atticus and Spinning World.

Omaha Beach is bred on a cross of War Front with a Mr Prospector line mare, and should do well when bred back over mares from that line. There are War Front grade one winners out of mares by Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair; grandsire of Formal Gold) and Woodman, who are both three-quarters related to Seeking the Gold, the broodmare sire of Omaha Beach. The cross with mares from the Forty Niner has been a grade one-producing one and has worked through Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed), Coronado’s Quest and Trippi, and can also be found through Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Banker’s Gold, Roar and Twining. Mares by Fusaichi Pegasus – a horse bred like Distorted Humor – have also met with success under War Front line stallions.

There is a grade one winner out of a mare by Smart Strike, whose sons include Curlin, Lookin at Lucky and English Channel. There are graded stakes winners out of mares by Street Cry and his son Street Sense, with Street Boss being another source. A son of War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by City Zip, a son of Carson City, and a stakes winner out of mare by Five Star Day, which also suggests daughters of Pollard’s Vision or Cuvee.

There is a War Front stakes winner out of a mare by Gone West as well as stakes winners from mares by that horse’s sons Speightstown (sire of Munnings) and Mr. Greeley, which would encourage trying mares by Grand Slam (sire of Limehouse), Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road) and Proud Citizen.

Omaha Beach is inbred to Champion Sprinter Rubiano, and should do very well with other strains of that horse’s sire, Fappiano. War Front has been extremely good with mares from that line particularly through Unbridled, via Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister), Broken Vow, Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Cross Traffic, Rockport HarborOld FashionedHalf Ours, Dunkirk, Even The Score, Graydar, First Defence and Songandaprayer). It could also be worth considering mares from the Quiet American branch, including through Midnight Lute.

War Front and sons have enjoyed tremendous success with mares by A.P. Indy and sons. Particularly effective has been the cross with daughters of Pulpit, which has produced at least 12 stakes winners, and there is already also a grade one winner out of a mare by that horse’s son, Tapit (sire of Tapizar and Trappe Shot). Other sons of Pulpit include Sky Mesa (broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner) and Stroll. There are also War Front stakes winners out of mares by Malibu Moon, Flatter (brother to Congrats, Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In) and Old Trieste, which also suggests trying daughters of Bernardini.

The cross of War Front and sons with Roberto line mares has proved to be a very profitable one. There are six stakes winners – three grade one winners – out of mares by Arch, the sire of Blame. He is by Kris S. also sire of Brocco (broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner), Kissin Kris, Prized and Rock Hard Ten. There are two grade one winners by War Front out of mares by Roberto son Red Ransom, and two stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer.

War Front carries Moon Glitter, sister to the influential sire, Relaunch, there are already three War Front line grade one winners with Relaunch in the dam. Omaha Beach has a double of that mare, so should particular like Relaunch. We can note that War Front has grade one winners out of mares by Relaunch line stallions Officer and Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Gemologist and Tizway).

From the Blushing Groom line, War Front has a champion out of a mare by Rahy and a grade two winner out of a mare by Housebuster (by Mt. Livermore, also the sire of Orientate), a champion out of a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Super Saver and Monarchos) and grade one winner out of a mare by Known Fact.

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Omaha Beach | 2019 Malibu S. G1
Omaha Beach | 2019 Santa Anita Sprint G1
Omaha Beach | 2019 Arkansas Derby G1
Omaha Beach | 2019 Rebel S. G2
Omaha Beach | 2019 Maiden Special Weight
Omaha Beach | 2019 Malibu-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Malibu-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach wins the 2019 Malibu-G1 in hand | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Omaha Beach wins the 2019 Malibu-G1 in hand | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G2 Rebel S. finishing ahead of Game Winner | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G2 Rebel S. finishing ahead of Game Winner | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach | 2019 Santa Anita Sprint Championship-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Santa Anita Sprint Championship-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Arkansas Derby-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G2 Rebel S. finishing ahead of Game Winner | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G2 Rebel S. finishing ahead of Game Winner | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G2 Rebel S. finishing ahead of Game Winner | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G2 Rebel S. finishing ahead of Game Winner | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach | 2019 Santa Anita Sprint Championship-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Santa Anita Sprint Championship-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Malibu-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Malibu-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Malibu-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach | 2019 Malibu-G1 | Benoit photo
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Omaha Beach takes the G1 Arkansas Derby finishing ahead of Improbable | 2019 | Coady Photography
Giant's Causey 21 filly | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Tami Bobo | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Giant's Causey 21 filly | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Tami Bobo | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Giant's Causey 21 filly | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Tami Bobo | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Giant's Causey 21 filly | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Tami Bobo | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Star Super 21 filly | pictured at 52 days old | Bred by Jody Huckabay | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Star Super 21 filly | pictured at 52 days old | Bred by Jody Huckabay | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Star Super 21 filly | pictured at 52 days old | Bred by Jody Huckabay | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Star Super 21 filly | pictured at 52 days old | Bred by Jody Huckabay | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Sweet Awakening 21 filly | Pictured at 4 months old | Bred by Ron Kirk & Michael Riordan | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Sweet Awakening 21 filly | Pictured at 4 months old | Bred by Ron Kirk & Michael Riordan | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Sweet Awakening 21 filly | Pictured at 4 months old | Bred by Ron Kirk & Michael Riordan | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Sweet Awakening 21 filly | Pictured at 4 months old | Bred by Ron Kirk & Michael Riordan | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Queens Wood colt | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Haymarket Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Queens Wood colt | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Haymarket Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Queens Wood colt | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Haymarket Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Queens Wood colt | Pictured at 3 months old | Bred by Haymarket Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Maybellene 21 colt | Pictured at 2 months old | Bred by Clarkland Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Maybellene 21 colt | Pictured at 2 months old | Bred by Clarkland Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Maybellene 21 colt | Pictured at 2 months old | Bred by Clarkland Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Maybellene 21 colt | Pictured at 2 months old | Bred by Clarkland Farm | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Galloping Ami 21 filly | Bred by Briarbrook Farm (Nick Lotz) | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Galloping Ami 21 filly | Bred by Briarbrook Farm (Nick Lotz) | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Galloping Ami 21 filly | Bred by Briarbrook Farm (Nick Lotz) | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Galloping Ami 21 filly | Bred by Briarbrook Farm (Nick Lotz) | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Quiet Hour 21 colt | Pictured at 33 days old | Bred by Mulholland Springs Farm | Spendthrift farm Photo
Quiet Hour 21 colt | Pictured at 33 days old | Bred by Mulholland Springs Farm | Spendthrift farm Photo
Spring Ring 21 colt | Pictured at 1 month old | Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Spring Ring 21 colt | Pictured at 1 month old | Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Spring Ring 21 colt | Pictured at 1 month old | Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Spring Ring 21 colt | Pictured at 1 month old | Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III | Spendthrift Farm Photo
Omaha Beach Walking Video