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    Beholder Makes Eastward Trek for Ogden Phipps

    A sporting gesture put two-time champion Beholder on a plane to Belmont Park last week for the brewing rematch between her and 2013 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Princess of Sylmar in the $1 million Ogden Phipps (gr. I).

  • Beholder breezes at Belmont Park June 2.
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    Beholder, Close Hatches Work for Ogden Phipps

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders weren't the only ones catching attention June 2 at Belmont Park. Champion filly Beholder and rival Close Hatches both turned in final pre-race preparations for the Ogden Phipps (gr. I).

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    Santa Lucia Attracts Two-Time Champ Beholder

    Two-time Eclipse Award champion filly Beholder towers over six older fillies and mares in the Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles April 20, her first start since winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Spellbound wins the La Canada Stakes.

    Spellbound Works Magic in La Canada Surprise

    Spellbound made trainer Richard Mandella's quick cross-country trip worthwhile when she came from far out of it to capture the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) by a neck at 16-1 odds Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.

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    Beholder's Cup Win Earned Eclipse

    Beholder's smashing victory in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) ensured her a second consecutive Eclipse Award. She was voted champion 3-year-old filly of 2013 over finalists Princess of Sylmar and Close Hatches.

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    3-Year-Old Filly Division Balanced in 2013

    Perhaps no Eclipse Award category overflowed with more talent than among the 3-year-old fillies of 2013. They performed admirably against each other and then went out and defeated the best of their older counterparts.

  • Setsuko makes his first start since the 2012 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Records on the Line in Final Native Diver Run

    Trainer Richard Mandella takes a shot at his own record Dec. 14 in the $150,000 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III), a 7-year-old longshot could become the oldest winner in the final running, and Slim Shadey tries Cushion Track.

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    Stellar Team Behind Beholder's Success

    Beholder not only brings her stellar record into the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), she has a first-class team behind her. It begins with her Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella, and extends to the rest of his barn.

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    Fort Larned Sharp in Breeders' Cup Work

    Defending Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned worked at Churchill Downs on Oct. 22 while fellow Classic contender Game On Dude and Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) runner Beholder breezed at Santa Anita Park.

  • 30 Years in 30 Days: Cup First Ladies

    A relatively few number of women's names crop up on trainer and jockey rosters in general, but in the 30 years of Breeders' Cup history the numbers are smaller still.

  • Garden City winner Alterite heads a field of nine in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
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    Alterite Heads Loaded Lineup for QE II Cup

    Alterite, a 1 1/2-length winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in her North American debut last month, heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).

  • Indy Point wins the John Henry Turf Championship.

    Stevens Guides Indy Point to John Henry Win

    Rebounding from a dismal try in the Arlington Million (gr. IT), Indy Point charged to victory in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park for red-hot jockey Gary Stevens.

  • Beholder is all alone at the finish of the Zenyatta Stakes.

    Beholder Dominates Foes in Zenyatta Stakes

    Beholder left no doubt that she is ready to take on the best distaffers on the continent after easily going gate-to-wire in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) against a salty group of shippers and older fillies and mares.

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    Jimmy Creed Retired, to Stand at Spendthrift

    Top sprinter Jimmy Creed has been retired from racing and will stand stud in 2014 at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm. A grade I winner by Distorted Humor, he sustained a minor injury to a sesamoidean ligament.

  • Little Mike led the way in last year's Arlington Million.

    Million Day: Little Mike Against All Others

    If Little Mike makes Arlington Million history, it will be over the likes of Grandeur, Indy Point, The Apache, and Hunter's Light as top international turf contenders gather at Arlington Park for the oval's marquee event.

  • Arlington Million: Indy Point

    Arlington Million (gr.I) contender Indy Point gets a bath at Arlington Park with Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella standing by Aug. 16.

  • Rumor wins the Las Flores Stakes.

    Rumor Runs True in Las Flores Surprise

    Rumor put it together for the Hall of Fame tandem of trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Mike Smith to register her first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Beholder cruises to victory in the Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Champ Beholder Back in Form for 'Virgenes Win

    Compromised by a throat ulcer in her first start of the year, the real Beholder showed up in the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) March 2 at Santa Anita Park, romping over seven 3-year-old filly opponents.

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    Beholder Tries to Make Amends in Las Virgenes

    Champion filly Beholder will try to avenge her odds-on defeat to longshot Renee's Titan when they square off at Santa Anita Park in the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I)

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    Beholder Drills Sharply for Las Virgenes

    Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked five furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track Feb. 24 in :59 3/5 under regular rider Garrett Gomez in preparation for the upcoming Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies.

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    South American Star Indy Point Joins Mandella

    Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, who campaigned Argentine champions Gentlemen and Refinado Tom in North America, has added that country's leading 3-year-old colt, Indy Point, to his Southern California stable.

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    Jimmy Creed to Skip San Carlos

    Malibu Stakes winner Jimmy Creed, who was being pointed to the San Carlos Stakes after missing the Strub Stakes on Feb. 2 due to a cough, will miss the San Carlos on Feb. 23 due to the same malady.

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    Small Ulcer Detected in Beholder's Throat

    Beholder, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2012, likely had an excuse when she was second in her sophomore debut Jan. 21 as the 1-5 favorite in the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II).

  • Beholder earned her Eclipse Award in the Breeders' Cup.
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    Beholder Champion 2-Year-Old Filly

    Blessed with speed and the ability to extend it around two turns against the best in her division, Beholder earned her Eclipse Award as the top 2-year-old filly on racing's biggest weekend during the Breeders' Cup.

  • Jimmy Creed wins the Malibu Stakes.

    Jimmy Creed Gives Mandella 5th Malibu Win

    Jimmy Creed, a disappointment in last month's Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), rebounded with an emphatic victory in the $301,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day of the winter meet at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

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    My Miss Aurelia Works Half-Mile for La Brea

    Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic runner-up My Miss Aurelia worked a half mile in :48 3/5 on Santa Anita's fast main track on the morning of Dec. 20 in preparation for next week's La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at seven furlongs.