With up to two inches of rain expected Jan. 31 in Southern California, trainer Doug O'Neill moved Nyquist's regular Sunday work up a day to Jan. 30, and the champion 2-year-old male of 2015 impressed on the track once again.
The connections of Beholder, La Verdad, and Glen Hill Farm also accepted honors with quote-worthy responses Jan. 16 at the 45th annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park.
Who else were awarded honors in the year of American Pharoah? view slideshow
Beholder was named champion older dirt female Jan. 16, collecting her third career Eclipse Award, following her titles as champion 2-year-old female and champion 3-year-old female.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a finalist in the Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male categories for the 2015 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing.
Still turned out and getting some much-deserved rest at Peacefield Farm in Temecula, Calif., Spendthrift Farm's Beholder is expected to return to Richard Mandella's barn soon, the trainer said Dec. 30 at Santa Anita Park.
Voting for 2015 NTRA Moment of the Year is underway via Twitter through Jan. 3, 2016.
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey have won the fifth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2015 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Voting in the online poll, which can be found at Secretariat.com, ends Dec. 6, with the public presentation to the 2015 winner scheduled for Jan. 9, 2016, at Santa Anita Park.
Liam's Map and Honor Code, multiple grade I winners this year, are both settling in at Lane's End Farm where they are taking up residence as new stallions of 2016 after their respective efforts in the Breeders' Cup.
The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) field was reduced to eight horses after the scratch of Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) winner Smooth Roller the morning of Oct. 31.
Following the scratch of Beholder from the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has lowered Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's morning-line odds from 6-5 to 4-5.
Claire Novak updates us on the status of Beholder following her scratch of the Breeders' Cup Classic. Claire also mentions American Pharoah and other news of the day. video
Trainer Richard Mandella said Beholder will not run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) after being scoped the morning of Oct. 29 and discovering the mare had bled.
Claire Novak delivers the news of the day, including the activities of American Pharoah, Beholder, Honor Code, Frosted, Wedding Toast, and Tonalist. Watch Video
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah walked the shedrow and did not go to the track Oct. 28, his first morning at Keeneland after arriving Oct. 27.
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) offers no shortage of interesting storylines in a 10-horse field that includes nine group I/grade I winners.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak updates us on horses appearing at Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup Monday. How did Beholder look in her workout? Watch to find out. watch video
Beholder completed her serious training for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with a :59 2/5 five-furlong move Oct. 26 at Keeneland.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak briefs us on the day's works, cancellations, and who to expect on the track tomorrow. Hear about Beholder's visits to the Keeneland training track and paddock as well as Wesley Ward's turf workers. watch video
When an overnight rain left the main track at Keeneland sloppy and sealed Oct. 25, Richard Mandella trained champion racemare Beholder over the synthetic training track and schooled in the paddock.
- By Ron Mitchell
Trainer Richard Mandella and Beholder in Keeneland's paddock Oct. 25. watch video
Beholder, wearing earmuffs to block noise, schools in the Keeneland paddock on October 23, 2015. Watch Video
Owner B. Wayne Hughes talks about his extraordinary star. read blog
Champion Beholder took to the track in Lexington as dawn was just creeping over the Keeneland grandstand, getting a long-awaited look at the site of her Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) run.
|Date||Race||Position / Horse / Points|
Vision.ae Middle Park Stakes
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Almost an Angel||Mohamed Jehaludi||
|Beholder||Richard E. Mandella||
|Ceiling Kitty (GB)||Thomas Dascombe||
|Hightail||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Kauai Katie||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Merit Man||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||
|South Floyd||Karl Broberg||
|Super Ninety Nine||Bob Baffert||
|Sweet Shirley Mae||Wesley A. Ward||
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