Omaha Beach's Stallion Rights Sold for Insane Sum Ahead of Kentucky Derby Scratch

By Dan O'Shea
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If you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, enter the business of breeding racehorses.

We all know how lucrative it is owning a horse that wins big races like Saturday's Kentucky Derby, but it seems like the real money is in breeding rights. That's right, we're already seeing some massive sums of money changing hands for the potential offspring of a horse that won't even compete this year's Kentucky Derby.

The breeding rights of Omaha Beach were sold for $22 million.

It makes sense that the breeding rights of this horse were so expensive as Omaha Beach was originally the favorite to win Saturday's race at 4/1 odds, according to TVG. However, this horse was scratched from racing at this year's Kentucky Derby after trainers believed the horse was having trouble breathing.

Spendthrift, the company that purchased these breeding rights, now has to deal with a potential "what-if" scenario. If Omaha Beach won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, there's speculation the value of this horse's breeding rights could've been boosted by $15 million.

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