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Beholder’s First Foal Arrives At Santa Anita Park To Begin Training

The first foal out of four-time champion racemare Beholder arrived at Santa Anita Park on Friday, and made his first trip out to the racetrack on Saturday morning. The 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt, christened Q B One, underwent an easy gallop and appeared to take everything in stride, trainer Richard Mandella said in an XBTV […]

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‘The Basics Are The Most Important Things’: Mandella Reflects On Hall Of Fame Career

Richard Mandella built his Hall of Fame career on consummate horsemanship, a no-frills, all-class approach to training Thoroughbreds that has produced enduring success spanning more than four decades. “It’s always amazed me,” and Mandella, who saddled his first horse in 1974 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. “Since I first started […]

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‘Couldn’t Be Doing Any Better’: Champion Beholder Delivers War Front Filly

Four-time champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder delivered a dark bay filly by War Front Wednesday night at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. “Beholder foaled a very nice War Front filly last night on the farm,” said Ned Toffey, General Manager at Spendthrift. “This filly is a good-sized, well-made foal, with a great shoulder and […]

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‘A Mating We’ve Been Excited About For Some Time’: Champion Beholder To Visit Bolt d’Oro In 2020

Spendthrift Farm’s four-time champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder will be bred to Bolt d’Oro in 2020. “We strongly considered breeding Beholder to Bolt d’Oro this past season, so it’s a mating we’ve been excited about for some time. Frankly, Bolt d’Oro has been so tremendously in-demand that we decided to wait until 2020,” […]

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Pope Secures Record-Priced American Pharoah Filly, Half to Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn, For $8.2 Million

Everything has to go right for a horse to command a record price at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the filly wearing the Hip 498 sticker on Wednesday was the perfect storm to make that happen. On the top side of her page was Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, a stallion defying all rules […]

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‘We Are On The Edge Of The Cliff’: B. Wayne Hughes Joins WHOA

B. Wayne Hughes becomes the latest industry leader to join the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) in support of the Horseracing Integrity Act (HR1754/S1820). Passage of the bill would create a uniform standard for drug rules and testing through a national program overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), a private, non-governmental entity. “I wholeheartedly […]

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Revisiting ‘Favorite Horses’ Next Up In TVG 20th Anniversary Celebration

TVG, America’s horse racing network and industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, will be continuing its summer celebration of its 20th anniversary with a nod to the equine athletes as the on-air talent reflect on their favorite horses through a series of specially-produced vignettes that are scheduled to air during TVG’s regular programming beginning Thursday, July 25 […]

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Champion Beholder Scans In Foal To War Front

Four-time champion Beholder was confirmed in-foal to prominent sire War Front, Spendthrift Farm confirmed Friday on social media. The pregnancy is the third for Beholder, who produced an Uncle Mo colt in 2018, and followed up with a Curlin filly on Jan. 19. Beholder, a 9-year-old Henny Hughes mare, carried the Spendthrift Farm colors to […]

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Beholder Foals ‘Healthy’ Bay Daughter Of Curlin At Spendthrift Farm

Four-time champion & three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder delivered a bay filly by Curlin Saturday afternoon at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. “Beholder had a very nice Curlin filly this afternoon, and we’re happy to report both mother and foal are doing really well,” said Ned Toffey, General Manager at Spendthrift. “We couldn’t be prouder of […]

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