'Such a professional,' Beholder delivers new Curlin filly

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January 12, 2019 07:28pm

Four-time champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder on Saturday afternoon delivered a bay filly by Curlin at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky.

The filly was born at 4:25 p.m. and “jumped right up,” said Spendthrift's general manager, Ned Toffey. She’s the second foal for Beholder, who had an Uncle Mo colt – now named Q B One – last year.


“We’re happy to report both mother and foal are doing really well,” Toffey said. “We couldn’t be prouder of Beholder. She is such a professional and continues to perform beautifully in her second career as a broodmare.

"We’ve been very fortunate. The delivery was as normal and straightforward as you could ask for. Our entire broodmare crew, led by broodmare manager Aimee Compton, deserves a lot of credit for the management and care of Beholder since her arrival on the farm.”

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 filly & mare 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 what would be her final career start before retiring to Spendthrift Farm. Beholder also scored a memorable win in the 2015 Pacific Classic, facing and defeating males in dominating fashion by 8 1/4-lengths at Del Mar.


Mating plans for Beholder in 2019 have yet to be finalized, Toffey said.


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