Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach stunningly scratched due to ailment

By Jesse Reed

In a stunning turn of events, Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from Saturday’s race with entrapped epiglottis.

Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports shared this shocking news on Wednesday.

Heading into the Kentucky Derby, Omaha Beach was a 4-1 favorite to win and had drawn the No. 12 post for the race.

Epiglottic entrapment is an ailment that can “cause respiratory noise and exercise intolerance,” per the Merck Manual.

With Omaha Beach out of the Kentucky Derby, Game Winner is likely to be the new favorite, with 5-1 odds prior to the breaking news.