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Prince of the Paddock

Dear Fans, It’s been raining for weeks here in the Bluegrass but we are finally seeing some sunshine! With that said, Beholder and Prince B have greatly enjoyed their time rolling around in the mud. The duo have officially been upgraded and moved to their large paddock with a buddy, Coup de Coeur. In the […]

Queen B and her Prince!

Dear fans, It’s a colt! Beholder welcomed her first foal, a bay colt by Uncle Mo, on January 23rd in the late evening. Both mare and foal are doing great and Queen B has taken to motherhood like the champ she is. They spent the first week in our foaling barn but have now graduated […]

Full Circle Moment

Dear Fans, Wow, what a year 2017 was for Beholder and our incredible team around her! From the joy of announcing her in foal to Uncle Mo to hosting Friday morning Beholder tours, we’ve been very busy. As we kick off 2018, we are reminiscing on this full-circle moment. Beholder became an integral part of […]

Beholder Settling in Well.

Retirement looks good on Beholder. Since her arrival at Spendthrift on November 21st, Queen B has been adjusting quite well to farm life. Though she may no longer be in the winter warmth of California, Kentucky suites her well. The rolling pastures set with dark fences act as the perfect backdrop to the life of […]

Fairytale Ending for Beholder.

Fairytale endings, especially in horse racing, are rare events. Beholder is, as she always is, an exception to the norm. Her swan song in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff will perhaps go down as one of the greatest races of all time. To relive greatness, Beholder entered the gates with one of the most historic fields […]

Beholder’s Breeders’ Cup Final Bow.

In the 31 runnings of the Breeders’ Cup, Santa Anita has held host duties eight times, with this year marking its ninth. Over the years, some historic battles have determined year end honors and a horse’s place in the history books on the storied grounds. Breeders’ Cup Distaff winners at Santa Anita include many of […]

Rematch Looms for Beholder, Stellar Wind

A rematch awaits as the reigning Champion Older Mare, Beholder, will line up against the reigning Champion Three Year Old Filly, Stellar Wind on Saturday at Del Mar in the G1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes. The pair last met in the G1 Vanity Mile on June 4 th , when Beholder won by a length and a […]

One for the Record Books – Vanity Mile

“I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.” – Jane Smiley Truer words could not be said about the horse, and specifically, Beholder. After her disappointing scratch last year from her […]

An Early Birthday Present

May 9th marks the day that Beholder was brought into the world and the legacy began. She blessed us with another gift yesterday when easily winning the G3 Adoration Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Her first start since September of 2015, she did not disappoint. Beholder had an outside stalking trip before moving up in the back stretch […]

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

beholder champion | be·hold·er | \bi-‘hol-der\ Meaning: the perception of beauty is subjective. Alternative meaning: A 3x Champion, 9x Grade 1 winning, 2x Breeders’ Cup winning mare What is in a name? Beholder the racehorse didn’t originate from a place of beauty, to outside observers. Her dam, Leslie’s Lady, was a minor stakes winner, taking the Hoosier […]