Kentucky Derby hopeful Omaha Beach gets a bath after a workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. On Wednesday, the colt was scratched from Saturday's race with a.
The end of another huge day or runners at this great race track. (5) HANABAAL TUN is one of several that can be fancied for outright honours. The four year old is in tremendous order at present and that has to count for a lot. (12) METEORITE and (3) LIGHTOLLER must come into play. (2) CHAMPENOISE and (9) QABOOS have chances also.
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Omaha Beach was one of the landing beaches of the allied forces on the D Day landings in France on June 6, 1944. The others were Utah, Gold, Juno and Sword. Omaha was the deadliest landing beach. Heavy German artillery guns in concrete bunkers are still there on the beach. Two and a half thousand Americans died on that beach. Young men, who fought for our freedom.
Today at Omaha jagged remains of the harbor can be seen at low tide. The shingle bank is no longer there, cleared by engineers in the days following D-Day to facilitate the landing of supplies. The beachfront is more built-up and the beach road extended, villages have grown and merged, but the geography of the beach remains as it was and the remains of the coastal defenses can still be visited.
The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby kicks off this year’s Triple Crown of horse racing Saturday, May 4, on NBC. Omaha Beach, the 4-1 early favorite for this year’s Run for the Roses.
Omaha Beach (4-1 favorite entering today) will not race at Churchill Downs on Saturday, and Bodexpress (30-1) will enter the field instead. The favorite was set to run in the No. 12 post position, but Omaha Beach's late scratch means Code of Honor (12-1) will run in the vacated post, the Kentucky Derby announced Wednesday on Twitter. In fact, all horses in posts 13 through 20 will move in one.
Omaha Beach. My Stable. Age 4 (Foaled 24th April 2016) Trainer R Mandella; Sex Colt; Sire War Front; Dam Charming; Owner Fox Hill Farms, Inc; All Results; Future Entries; Date Pos BHA Type Race.