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Beholder

Beholder

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
Gary Stevens
Trainer: 
Richard Mandella
Owner: 
Spendthrift Farm LLC
Breeder: 
Clarkland Farm

In 2013, Beholder became just the second horse to win two different Breeders’ Cup races.

Following her one-length victory at 4-1 in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies under jockey Garrett Gomez at Santa Anita Park, Spendthrift Farm's Beholder, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Henny Hughes, embarked on a 3-year-old campaign, which featured back to back victories in the Las Virgenes (G1) and the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) before running second by a half-length to Princess of Sylmar in the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Trainer Richard Mandella rested Beholder until the late summer where she returned at Del Mar to win the Torrey Pines Stakes by 2 ½ lengths under new rider Gary Stevens, who again rode her to victory in the Zenyatta Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita.

In the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Beholder faced one of the toughest fields ever assembled, including two-time defending Distaff champion Royal Delta and Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar. But they were no match for Beholder on this day. Under a relaxed pace around the backstretch Stevens forged Beholder to the front, taking the lead with 3/16 of mile remaining and powering home to a 4 ¼ length victory. Beholder joined Zenyatta, who won the Distaff (then Ladies’ Classic) in 2008 and the Classic in 2009, as the only horses to win two different Breeders’ Cup races.

The next day Secret Circle would become the third horse to win two different Breeders’ Cup races.

Replay

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  • 2016 Longines Distaff
  • 2013 Longines Distaff
  • 2012 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2016 Longines Distaff
2013 Distaff
2012 Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Beholder
Henny Hughes
Hennessy
Storm Cat
Island Kitty
Meadow Flyer
Meadowlake
Shortley
Leslie's Lady
Tricky Creek
Clever Trick
Battle Creek Girl
Crystal Lady (CAN)
Stop the Music
One Last Bird

Career Highlights

May 9, 2010
Born
July 22, 2012
Wins first career race
November 2, 2012
Wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
January 19, 2013
Named Champion 2-Year-Old Filly of 2012
May 3, 2013
Finishes second by half-length in Kentucky Oaks.
November 1, 2013
Wins Breeders’ Cup Distaff by 4 ¼ lengths.
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
May 9, 2010
Born

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