Updated on 08/25/2015 8:15AM

Beholder becomes first female to win Pacific Classic

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The Pacific Classic celebrated its silver anniversary on Saturday at Del Mar with a platinum-level performance, as Beholder, the only mare in the 10-horse field, became the first female to win the Grade 1, $1 million race with an authoritative, 8 1/4-length victory that immediately brought forth questions to trainer Richard Mandella if the Breeders’ Cup Classic was possible.

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