Mandella Talks Beholder, Her 2-Year-Old Teena Ella

Mandella Talks Beholder, Her 2-Year-Old Teena Ella

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Only a fast look at her résumé is proof sufficient that Beholder belongs within the Corridor of Fame. Anybody who noticed her run between 2012 and 2016 would haven’t any downside placing the daughter of Henny Hughes  among the many biggest. And a short chat together with her Corridor of Fame coach, Richard Mandella, will persuade any second-guessers.

Beholder took her place within the Corridor of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Aug. 5, alongside fellow inductees Tepin , Hillsdale, and Royal Heroine, as properly coach Oscar White, and Pillars of the Turf James Cox Brady, Marshall Cassidy, and Ben James Ali Haggin.

“I want I used to be there,” Mandella stated, again at Del Mar after a latest bout with COVID-19. “The filly was so good to us for therefore a few years. She’d be a favourite in anyone’s thoughts. Simply heat emotions eager about her.”

Mandella skilled Beholder her whole racing profession for Spendthrift Farm. It included 4 Eclipse Awards, three Breeders’ Cup wins, and 13 graded stakes, 11 of them grade 1s, together with a trouncing of the boys within the $1 million TVG Pacific Basic (G1) in 2015 at Del Mar. Mandella says it is among the finest reminiscences he has of Beholder.

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She completed her profession with 18 victories and 6 runner-up finishes from 26 begins with earnings of greater than $6.1 million.

“It was a whole lot of enjoyable,” Mandella stated, “but it surely was additionally a whole lot of accountability. For those who ever obtained her beat, which we did a couple of instances, you are feeling fairly responsible about it when one’s that good.”

In fact, that did not occur fairly often.

“No, she all the time ran properly,” Mandella famous. “A couple of beats, had a couple of excuses, however she did not want a whole lot of excuses, she was actually nice.”

Her ultimate Breeders’ Cup win got here in what’s arguably the most effective Breeders’ Cup race of all time, a nail-biting stretch-long duel with Songbird within the 2016 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). It was the ultimate race of her illustrious profession.

Mandella at present has a few of Beholder’s produce in coaching, together with a 2-year-old filly named Teena Ella (Battle Entrance  ).

“She’s as much as a half-mile,” Mandella stated. “She’s not able to run, however she’s proven good promise.”

Owned and bred by Spendthrift Farm, Teena Ella went 4 furlongs July 30 in :47 3/5 at Del Mar, recording one of many quickest gate breezes of the morning. That was her first half-mile breeze after a trio of three-furlong breezes at Santa Anita Park and Del Mar.

Two different foals for Beholder have raced: Q B One  (Uncle Mo  ) and Karin With an I  (Curlin  ). Neither has received, although Karin With an I, now 3, has stored an energetic exercise schedule this summer season. She ran seventh in her debut at Santa Anita April 2 for Spendthrift Farm and Mandella.

Beholder additionally has a yearling filly by Bolt d’Oro  , and she or he foaled a Curlin colt earlier this yr.

 

This press launch has been edited for content material and magnificence by BloodHorse Workers.

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