Keyword: Richard Mandella

  • Beholder dominates the Pacific Classic.

    Beholder Blows Away Pacific Classic Foes

    The Spendthrift Farm runner toyed with the field of nine other males and pulled away to win by 8 1/4 lengths in her first start against the boys and her first start at 1 1/4 miles. She is the first female to win the race.

  • The Pacific Classic draw.

    Beholder Tagged Favorite in Pacific Classic

    Trainer Richard Mandella said he'd try two-time champion Beholder against males in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), as long as she showed she was ready three weeks after her romp in the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I).

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    Beholder Shows Readiness for Pacific Classic

    If her workout at Del Mar Aug. 17 was any indication, two-time champion Beholder is ready for the challenge when she faces males for the first time and runs farther than she's ever run in the Aug. 22 TVG Pacific Classic.

  • New Del Mar Surface 'Coming Together'

    Just more than three weeks into Del Mar's summer meet, opinions still vary on the seaside track's new dirt surface, but most seem to agree the track is beginning to show what could be its lasting form.

  • Beholder dominates the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar.

    Beholder All Class in Easy Hirsch Score

    Spendthrift Farm's Beholder again showed her talent in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 1, toying with the field to win by open lengths without feeling the whip from Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens.

  • Beholder

    Top West Coast Mares Ready for Clement Hirsch

    Spendthrift Farm's two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder and Benjamin Warren's upstart 5-year-old Warren's Veneda will take another run at each other in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 1 at Del Mar.

  • Catch a Flight catches Appealing Tale to win the San Diego Handicap.

    Catch a Flight Finds Just Enough in San Diego

    Dialing back in distance proved to be the winning formula for Haras Santa Maria de Araras' Catch a Flight, who wore down longshot Appealing Tale in the final strides to take the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 25.

  • Finnegans Wake, a grade I winner on turf, switches to dirt for the Gold Cup.

    Finnegans Wake Moves to Dirt for Gold Cup

    Finnegans Wake has found success running on grass late in his career, but trainer Peter Miller feels it is time to send him back to dirt for the $500,000 Gold Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park June 27.

  • Bal a Bali won the American Stakes at Santa Anita on May 9.

    Bal a Bali to Try Grade I in Shoemaker Mile

    Just months after Bal a Bali beat a case of laminitis, the Brazilian Triple Crown winner's connections will continue to ask him for more in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 13 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Breezing Steadily For Return

    Beholder, the two-time champion and six-time grade I winner, went out for an easy six furlongs in 1:14 March 13, still preparing for a likely appearance in the $350,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland.

  • Flavien Prat

    At Santa Anita, Prat Delivers at a Price

    French import Flavien Prat is one of many up-and-coming young jockeys hoping to take the reins from the sport's best. He rides Pain and Misery in the San Felipe (gr. II) and Silentio in the Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) March 7.

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    Hopes of Calderon, Peru With Valiant Emilia

    Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru.

  • Beholder

    Beholder to Remain With Trainer Mandella

    Two-time Eclipse champion Beholder will remain with Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella for the time being as she recovers fully from a fever that forced her out of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

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    Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

    Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said.

  • Beholder was among those prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Oct 18.

    Bevy of Breeders' Cup Workers Hit Santa Anita

    The countdown to the upcoming 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park intensified Oct. 18 with a bevy of workers out at the Southern California track on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning.

  • Moulin de Mougin

    Moulin de Mougin to Miss BC With Bone Bruises

    There will be no Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) this year for Moulin de Mougin, winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT), who is scheduled for a 60-day break to get over bone bruising suffered in a spill.

  • Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella

    Trainers Discuss Euro Dominance of BC Turf

    With defending champion Magician likely to be among Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's contingent for the 2014 World Championships, Europe appears to be in a good position to continue its dominance in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

  • Beholder makes her return in the Zenyatta Stakes.

    Beholder, Iotapa Lock Horns in Zenyatta

    Beholder, who loves racing at Santa Anita but will be making just her third start of the year, will have to outkick dual grade I winner Iotapa to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27.

  • Moulin de Mougin wins the John C Mabee Stakes.

    Moulin de Mougin Makes Right Move in Mabee

    Moulin de Mougin secured the biggest win of her career and gave jockey Mike Smith a reason to celebrate his 49th birthday in the $250,000 John Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Bal A Bali

    Mandella Awaits Brazilian Crown Winner

    Trainer Richard Mandella is relishing the prospect of having Bal A Bali, winner of the Brazilian Triple Crown in 2013 and already qualified for a spot in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1, in his barn soon.