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What a Sight to Behold

Photo Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation

Beholder has developed into one of the greatest mares of modern times with earnings of $4.4 million dollars, and 15 wins in her remarkable career including 9 grade one stakes victories and 2 Breeders Cup wins. Even more remarkable then her stellar race record is a list of horses she has beaten, and not just beaten, but thoroughly embarrassed most of the time. The list includes millionaires multiple grade one winners, and horses that were undefeated. Here is the amazing list of horses Beholder has conquered there are plenty others, but these are the ones that really stand out.

Royal Delta- 2 time Breeders Cup Distaff winner also won the Gr.1 Alabama earned $4.8 million in her remarkable career.

Princess of Sylmar- Kentucky Oaks, Alabama, CCA Oaks, Beldame, and earner of just over 2 million dollars in her career.

Close Hatches- Mother Goose, Cotillion, Apple Blossom, Ogden Phipps, and Personal Ensign Stakes winner and earner of $2.7 million in her career.

FiftyShadesOfHay- multiple graded stakes winner and earner of just over 1 million dollars.

Executiveprivilege- was undefeated until Beholder beat her in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2012 she won such stakes as the Sorrento, Del Mar Debutante, and the Chandelier she would make close to a million dollars in her career.

Include Me Out- Multiple graded stakes winner and earner of $956,530

Authenticity- Multiple graded stakes winner and earner of $883,362

Joyful Victory- Multiple Graded Stakes winner and earner of $1.2 million dollars

Iotapa-Multiple Graded Stakes winner and earner of just over a million dollars

Warren's Veneda-Multiple Graded Stakes winner and earner of $931,862  

My Sweet Addiction-Grade one stakes winner and earner of $408,106  

Catch a Flight-Multiple Graded stakes winning stallion with earnings of $773,239  

Red Vine- Multiple Graded Stakes placed stallion who just beat Honor Code last out. Earnings of $565,715  

Hoppertunity-Multiple Graded stakes winning Stallion with earnings of $1.4 million dollars

Imperative- won the Charles Town Classic a few years ago over Game On Dude. This gelding has earned $1.6 million dollars in his career

Hard Aces- won the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and has earned $592,645 in his career 

 Bayern- Won the Breeders Cup Classic, Haskell, Pennslyvania Derby, and Woody Stephans Stakes. Has earned $4.4 million in his career
Dreaming Of Julia- Was undefeated till Beholder beat her in the Juvenile Fillies of 2012. She won the Gr1 Frizette, and the Gr2 Gulfstream Park Oaks she earned $874,500 in her career. 

Unlimited Budget- Was undefeated until the Gr1 Kentucky Oaks. She won the Gr2 Demoiselle, Gr3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, and the Gr2 Fairgrounds Oaks. She earned $758,837 in her career. 

Midnight Lucky- Was undefeated until the Gr1 Kentucky Oaks. She won the Sunland Park Oaks, and the Gr1 Acorn, and Humana Distaff. She earned $565,022 in her career.

Kauai Katie- was undefeated until Beholder beat her in the Juvenile Fillies in 2012. She was a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of $716,500. 

That's 20 individual graded stakes winners she has conquered that is one remarkable feat. Among them are horses that have beaten Game On Dude, California Chrome, Shared Belief, and many others. Whether or not Beholder wins the Classic she certainly has nothing left to prove she  already has her place in history as the first female to win the Pacific Classic. If she captures the Classic though she will add her to name alongside Zenyatta as the only females to win the Classic. Many greats have tried including Azeri, and Havre De Grace they both couldn't pull it off. Beholder certainly seems up to the challenge, and I look forward to seeing what else is in store for this incredibly remarkable mare.  

Beholder's 2012 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies victory 

Beholder's 2013 Breeders Cup Distaff 

Beholder's amazing 2015 victory in the Pacific Classic over males. 


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