09/24/2014 4:21PM

Champion Beholder to sell at Fasig-Tipton November

Barbara D. Livingston
Two-time champion Beholder will be offered for sale in November.

Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder will be offered at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale on Nov. 3.

The 4-year-old Henny Hughes filly will race Saturday in the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes on her campaign toward a defending her victory in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. That win earned her champion 3-year-old filly honors a year after earning the Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly.

Beholder is owned by Spendthrift Farm, which will consign the filly at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.

“Beholder will be one of the most accomplished horses ever to be offered at a Fasig-Tipton sale,” said Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning Jr. “She is truly the complete package. We appreciate Mr. Hughes and the Spendthrift team for providing us the opportunity to sell this remarkable filly.”

Beholder has won nine of 14 career starts for earnings of $3,188,300, highlighted by victories in the 2013 Distaff and the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, making her the only filly in history to accomplish that double. Her other marquee victories include the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks, Las Virgenes Stakes, and Zenyatta Stakes, as well as a runner-up finish in the 2013 Kentucky Oaks. She is trained by Richard Mandella.

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Bred in Kentucky by Clarkland Farm, Beholder is out of the stakes-winning Tricky Creek mare Leslie’s Lady, who was a finalist for Kentucky Broodmare of the Year in 2013. Her five winners from six foals to race also include Grade 1 winner Into Mischief, who has become a popular young sire at Spendthrift Farm.

“Beholder is a truly special filly,” Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey said. “Her conformation is both flawless and spectacular. As a half-sister to one of the most exciting young stallions [Into Mischief] in the world, her pedigree really is unique and her race record quite simply speaks for itself.”