Trainer calls Omaha Beach’s Kentucky Derby scratch ‘devastating’

“I have done this for 45 years, so, I have seen the movie and starred in it,” Mandella, 68, said. “You know, that’s part of training horses. But I had a nice message from Arthur Hancock [of Claiborne Farm] and he said: ‘Charlie Whittingham was 73 when he won his first one.’ So, who am I to think I should be doing this now?”

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