Beholder Dominates Field in Las Virgenes

Beholder bounced back to her winning form with a sharp 3 3/4-length victory in the $250,000 G1 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita March 2. Ridden confidently by Garrett Gomez, the 3-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes took the lead a few strides out of the gate and never looked back, earning herself 50 points toward […]

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Beholder Hopes to Bounce Back in Las Virgenes

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Champ Beholder, America’s Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly for 2012, will try to avenge her odds-on defeat at the hands of longshot Renee’s Titan in the Grade II Santa Ynez stakes on Jan. 21, as they’ve both been engaged to square off at Santa Anita in Saturday’s Grade I, $250,000 Las Virgenes […]

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Beholder works toward G1 Las Virgenes

Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Sunday in 59.60 under regular rider Garrett Gomez as the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner prepares for next Saturday’s Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile. “Beautiful” is how Richard Mandella termed the work. Beholder was upset […]

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Shanghai Bobby, Beholder top Experimental Free Handicap

Shanghai Bobby, last year’s champion 2-year-old male and undefeated winner of the Breeders’ Cup Grey Goose Juvenile, received the high weight assignment of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2012 Experimental Free Handicap, released today by The Jockey Club. Beholder, who won the Breeders’ Cup Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies, was the high weight filly with […]

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Renee’s Titan upsets champ Beholder

Zillah Reddam’s Renee’s Titan took advantage of a blazingly fast early pace, rallying up the rail from last under Tyler Baze to catch Beholder, the 2012 2-year-old filly champion, and win the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita Park on the Martin Luther King Day holiday program. Baze, who lost his riding crop […]

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Beholder eyeing Santa Ynez Stakes

Richard Mandella and his entourage will head to Florida shortly in advance of the Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park next Saturday. The Hall of Fame trainer is expected to be one of the recipients when it is announced that Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Beholder is best of her division for 2012. It won’t be […]

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Watchmaker: What is a Breeders’ Cup win worth?

In his latest blog post for the Daily Racing Form, Mike Watchmaker submits his own entry in the Eclipse Awards debate – this time the focus is on the juvenile fillies. Executiveprivilege, already with two grade 1 wins to her credit, seeks a third this weekend in the Hollywood Starlet. Watchmaker asks, ‘should she win, […]

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Beholder wires field in Juvenile Fillies

Beholder took the lead at the start and never looked back as she held off Executiveprivilege to win the $2,000,000 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. Trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder (Henny Hughes – Leslie’s Lady, by Tricky Creek), entered the race off an 11-length romp in a […]

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BC Juvenile Fillies: Beholder, My Happy Face likely

The majority of the juvenile filly prep races are out of the way, but the field for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) still remains somewhat in flux. According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, the connections of My Happy Face, the determined runner-up to Dreaming of Julia in the Frizette Stakes […]

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