Omaha Beach and Vino Rosso shuttle to Spendthrift Australia

August 24, 2020

VICTORIA, Aus. – New shuttle stallions Omaha Beach and Vino Rosso have arrived from Spendthrift Farm to Spendthrift Australia on August 6 looking in great order. They both have settled in perfectly.

Omaha Beach is an athletic superstar with the rare ability to mix brilliant sprinter speed with stamina and toughness

The most exciting stallion prospect to date by superstar stallion War Front. The son of Danzig has made his mark as a sire of sires in Australia this season through the deeds of Declaration of War. Super sire Danzig is responsible for Danehill & Green Desert lines, among others.

Elite sire power, tremendous physical makeup and mental disposition, he was the first horse in 30 years to win a G1 at 1200m and 1800m in the same year

A multiple G1 millionaire earning $1,651,800, Omaha Beach was a leading 3-year-old, an Eclipse Finalist and one of only three multiple G1-winning 3-year-old males in 2019.

He exhibited a brilliant win in the G1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn to become the early favorite for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. Omaha Beach was the dazzling winner of the G1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship over older horses & leading 3-year-old sprinter Shancelot. Omaha Beach easily won the G1 Malibu at Santa Anita, defeating G1 Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster by 2 3/4 lengths.

Omaha Beach hails from the best current American family in the stud book including two champions and six G1 horses under his first two dams alone.

Omaha Beach stands for AU$22,000 Inc. GST.

Having Earned $4,803,125, Vino Rosso is the most accomplished horse ever by leading sire Curlin.

A multiple G1 winner in the mold of elite sire Curlin, Vino Rosso is arguably his closest-resembling son by looks, quality, style & type.

Undefeated as a 2-year-old and a G2 winner at 3, he was the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero at age 4 by 4-1/4 lengths over nine G1 winners, including McKinzie, Higher Power, Elate, Code of Honor, Yoshida, Seeking the Soul, Math Wizard and War of Will.

Vino Rosso also won the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), defeating 2019 G1 winners Gift Box, Mongolian Groom and Higher Power.

The chestnut colt ran the fastest Breeders’ Cup Classic on record by THORO-GRAPH: -6 ¼ (Arrogate -5, Saint Liam -4 3/4, Ghostzapper -4 1/2, California Chrome – 4 1/2, Curlin -4, American Pharoah -3 1/2, Mucho Macho Man -3 1/2, Invasor (Arg) -3 1/2).

Vino Rosso is out of the multiple stakes-producing Street Cry (Ire) mare Mythical Bride, a half-sister to Belmont S. (G1) runner-up Commissioner (G2) and Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) runner-up Laugh Track (G3) – with 18 stakes performers under his first four dams.

The Mr. Prospector/Street Cry cross is familiar to Australian breeders with significant success in recent years, having produced fast G1 winners Con TePartiro, Lyre, Trekking and The Quarterback.

“He’s spectacular looking and about as well-bred a horse as there is. He and Justify were our best yearlings (in 2016).” John Gunther, 2018 Eclipse Award Winner for Outstanding Breeder.

“I think he’s got a big future. He’s a very good-looking horse. He was able to win at 2, 3 and 4 and is a classy type of horse which is what the people are looking for. He has a great disposition, he’s healthy and sound and has all the attributes you look for in a stallion.” Todd Pletcher, Hall of Fame Trainer.

Vino Rosso stands for AU$13,750 Inc. GST

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Photos: Omaha Beach (right) at Spendthrift in Kentucky in January 2019. Credit: Anne M. Eberhardt

Vino Rosso (left) arriving at Spendthrift in Kentucky November 2018. Credit: Autry Graham

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