And the winner is…

Dear Fans,

We have a winner! In fact, we loved the entries so much, we have TWO lucky winners! BOTH of you will receive Richard Mandella signed Beholder hats. All winners have been contacted via email. Thank you to everyone who shared their favorite Beholder memory, we enjoyed reminiscing with you.


Winner 1: Sherrie Baker

Sherrie’s favorite memory is “I’ve loved her from the beginning, have been to see her while in foal with Q B One. She is my absolute favorite and what a thrilling ride she gave us..
Was thrilled to no end with her 8 1/4 length win in the (2015) Pacific Classic and how Gary and Richard said it was all her, her idea. She missed the track record by 3/8’s of a second, she made histoty as the first mae to enter and win.
Her undefeated campaighn in (2015).
Her speeds for 1/16), (1 1/4), and (1 1/4) miles in (2015) were faster than American Pharoah’s.
She a once in a lifetime horse.
Also, when Richard Mandella was interviewed prior to Paradise Woods’ G1 Beholder Mile this year and he got sentimental when it came to Beholder (She’ll never forget Papa).
He stated In the interview without hesitation his favorite of her races the (2015) G1 Pacific Classic.
It was her brilliance and dominance on display that day….still think about and watch.”


Winner 2: Ashlynn

Ashlynn’s favorite memory is “Its sooooo hard to pick just one moment. But mine would have to be when QB1 was born. All of racing fans were united waiting for that day and were overjoyed when she gave birth to a little colt. I remeber seeing those “It’s a colt!” Post everywhere on Instagram. And definitely after that too with the naming contest and stalking the Beholder blog for pictures of her and QB1 together. Especially as I was (and still am!) newly into racing and had recently gone back and watched some of Queen B’s races it made the moment 10x more special to me as QB1 was the first colt to be born that I was really excited about. That moment will always be special to my heart :).”


Look for our next blog post the first Friday in August!


See you then!



Team Spendthrift


3 Responses

  1. Congrats to the winners! I grew fond of horse racing in the USA simply I was at first taken by the name – Beholder! I thought that is such a magnificent name for a race horse. And then i began following her exploits, and man, what a ride its been! Thanks Beholder for all those beautiful memories. Your speed, stamina and guts are unforgettable. Who can ever forget the Pacific Classic!! Wow! She blew the sock off the guys!!! God bless you and all those who are taking care of you. You’re one for the ages…

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Truly Brilliant Filly.

108 BEYER at two – No juvenile filly has run faster this century.

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114 BEYER The fastest filly or mare this decade

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