Exercise rider Taylor Cambra rides Kentucky Derby entrant Omaha Beach during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday in Louisville. "He's OK. It's nothing life-threatening, which is the most important thing". They checked him out with a scope and found the problem.
The Preakness Stakes are just under three weeks away on May 19. He also hit the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta at this year's Arkansas Derby, the final Kentucky Derby prep race. Baffert, who is looking to tie trainer Ben Jones for most wins in Kentucky Derby history, even called Omaha Beach the "horse to beat".
The revised morning-line odds from track oddsmaker Mike Battaglia issued shortly after Wednesday's announcement have priced Game Winner as the favorite at 9-2, while Roadster and Improbable are the joint second choices at 5-1. We can't fix it this week so we'll have to have a procedure done in a few days and probably be out of training for three weeks. "Then we'll have to figure out a whole new game plan".
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A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling comes into the Kentucky Derby 2019 on a mind-blowing streak: He has hit the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs nine of the last ten years.
The colt galloped Wednesday morning without any problem and Mandella said everything was fine.
Handsome horse Omaha Beach sports two neat white blazes on his face. He will move into post position 20 and the rest of the field will move down to make up for the opening in post 12, which had been Omaha Beach's starting position. Morning line favorite. Different race now. McLaughlin said if Haikal can't train on Friday morning, he'd take the colt out of the race.
The 2019 Kentucky Derby will begin at 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th, on NBC. NBC will televise the race.