By Hank Wesch
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder is scheduled to make her first Del Mar appearance in nearly two years in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Clement L Hirsch Stakes.
Trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella and ridden by Gary Stevens, Beholder was voted Eclipse Awards as top 2-year-old filly of 2012 and 3-year-old filly of 2013, clinching them with triumphs in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and Breeders’ Cup Distaff in the respective years. But last year she was hurt and missed the Summer Meet and then got sick and missed Del Mar’s inaugural Fall Meet.
The 5-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes is two-for-two in 2015 with wins in the Santa Lucia and Adoration Stakes at Santa Anita in April and… Read the rest of this entry >>