11/23/2016 2:26PM

Beholder settles in at Spendthrift

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Susie Raisher
Trainer Richard Mandella escorts Beholder to the winner's circle following her final start, a stirring victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder is settling into her new life as a broodmare prospect after arriving at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky this week.

Beholder, based in California with trainer Richard Mandella throughout her career, had been unwinding there since bowing out with a nose victory over the previously unbeaten fellow champion Songbird in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 4. That capped her ontrack career with a record of 26-18-6-0 and earnings of $6,156,600. Her 11 Grade 1 victories also included the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, the 2013 BC Distaff, and the 2015 Pacific Classic against males. She was honored with Eclipse Awards as champion juvenile female of 2012, champion 3-year-old female of 2013, and champion older female of 2015, and is favored to earn the latter for a second time this year.

Beholder has been booked to the outstanding young sire Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky, for her initial season as a broodmare. The Indian Charlie stallion produced Kentucky Derby winner and champion Nyquist from his first crop.

Breeding sheds in Kentucky traditionally open in mid-February.