Happy Oaks Day!

Dear Fans,

Happy Oaks Day & Derby Eve! What a world wind the last month has been preparing for this weekend. We are excited to have future Spendthrift Stallions, Bolt d’Oro and Free Drop Billy, running on Saturday in the Kentucky Derby alongside Spendthrift-Sired Mangum Moon (Malibu Moon) and Audible (Into Mischief). Not to mention Queen B and Into Mischief’s half brother, Mendelssohn! Derby Week always brings exciting visitors to Lexington and this year is no exception – Beholder’s trainer, Richard Mandella, visited the farm a few days ago to catch up with Queen B and meet Q B One.

Beholder recognized her old friend immediately, armed with peppermints, and spent some time in her paddock with him. You’ll see some photos in the gallery below of the special moment! Q B One seems to be very interested in what Richard has to say.

We wish safe travels to everyone headed to Churchill!



Team Spendthrift


P.S. Queen B’s birthday is coming soon! Look for an exciting announcement on that day!



8 Responses

  1. What precious moments and photos. Thank you so much for sharing them. You made my day. Best of luck today and tomorrow at Churchill Downs.

  2. Awww Queen B looks like she remembers Richard. Is that her foal? If so, my goodness he has growm?!!!

  3. Just love these photos! It’s so apparent the bond Beholder and Richard have! Fantastic shots of how much they love each other! QB One sure is a curious little guy, well not so little anymore ❤️

  4. Just such an amazing connection between Mr. Mandella and Queen Beholder. Thank you for these photos. That fellow is just adorable.

  5. Referring to the colt. Cuteness overload. Mr. Mandella is a very distinguished looking fellow too.

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Champion Beholder

Truly Brilliant Filly.

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

Truly Brilliant Mare.

114 BEYER The fastest filly or mare this decade

Truly Brilliant Family.

Half to emerging top sire INTO MISCHIEF

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Joined AZERI & ZENYATTA as the only females to win 4 Eclipse Awards.