Smith Chooses Omaha Beach; Geroux Picks Up Roadster
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has chosen to ride Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, trainer Richard Mandella confirmed to drf.com.
“I just got the call,” Mandella said. “We’re good. Mike Smith. I’m very happy.”
Smith was also the regular rider for Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster, trained by Bob Baffert. That colt will now be ridden by Florent Geroux, announced Baffert.
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