(HOT SPRINGS) Six Oaklawn-raced horses have enough points to run in the Kentucky Derby, including Omaha Beach and Improbable, the top two finishers in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby.
Omaha Beach garnered a one-length victory, led by Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella.
The War Front colt, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, will probably be shipped on Tuesday to Churchill Downs to begin preparations for the May 4 “Run for the Roses”.
The Arkansas Derby represented the third consecutive victory for the rapidly improving Omaha Beach, who has found a home on dirt after losing his first three career starts on turf.
Before an estimated crowd of 45,000, Omaha Beach ran 1 – 1/8 miles over a sloppy track in 1:49.91.