'Another beautiful effort by Beholder'; War Front filly arrives

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January 16, 2020 11:55am
'Another beautiful effort by Beholder'; War Front filly arrives
Photo: Autry Graham/Spendthrift Farm
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.

“This filly is a good-sized, well-made foal, with a great shoulder and plenty of bone," said Ned Toffey, general manager at Spendthrift. "She couldn’t be doing any better. The delivery was very smooth and uneventful. It was another beautiful effort by Beholder.”

The filly was born around 8:30 p.m. and “stood up within 20 minutes,” Toffey added.

She’s the third foal out of Beholder, who has a 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt – now named Q B One – and a yearling filly by Curlin. Beholder will visit Spendthrift stallion Bolt d’Oro in 2020.

Beholder retired from racing in 2016 after an illustrious career that saw her win 18 of 26 starts with earnings of $6,156,600. She earned Eclipse Awards as the outstanding 2-year-old filly of 2012, 3-year-old filly of 2013 and older dirt female of 2015 and 2016.

Among her 11 Grade 1 victories were three Breeders’ Cup triumphs, including the 2012 Juvenile Fillies, 2013 Distaff, and – in dramatic fashion – the 2016 Distaff over Songbird in her final career start before retiring to Spendthrift Farm. Beholder also scored a memorable win in the 2015 Pacific Classic (G1), facing and defeating males in dominating fashion by 8 1/4 lengths at Del Mar.


 

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