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!



  • shirley cook says:

    What tender sweet photos. It is clear Queen B and Richard love each other.

  • Ashton Montgomery says:

    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.

  • Vickie Schoenhoff says:

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

  • Oh, they look so beautiful together. Beholder is simply beautiful and the Q B one is amazingly tall and sharp looking Thank you Very interesting.

  • Monica R says:

    These are so amazing.

  • Lori Stein says:

    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 ❤️

  • Delrene Sims says:

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

  • Delrene Sims says:

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

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