Three Chimneys announced today that future Hall of Famer Beholder will be bred to Leading Sire Gun Runner for the 2022 breeding season. One of the greatest race mares of all time and the recipient of the coveted Eclipse Award four times – Champion 2YO Filly, Champion 3YO Filly, and Champion Older Mare twice compiled a record of 18 wins and 6 seconds from 26 starts with career earnings of $6,156,600. The remarkable mare notched an unprecedented 10 Grade 1 wins and is one of only two mares in the history of the Breeders’ Cup to win three times. A singular performer on the track, she boasts perhaps the most prominent pedigree currently in the stud book. She is a half sister to both Super Sire Into Mischief as well as to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner and promising young sire Mendelssohn.
“Beholder is the crown jewel of an extraordinary book for Gun Runner. The whole Gun Runner team is excited and appreciative that she is coming. Three Chimneys will be rolling out the red carpet for her,” said Doug Cauthen, managing partner at Doug Cauthen Thoroughbred Management LLC., and Vice Chairman at Three Chimneys.
Horse of the Year Gun Runner is off to one of the most remarkable starts to a stud career in recent memory. He is the sire of 5 individual Stakes winners. The undefeated and unchallenged Echo Zulu distinguished herself as the best of her generation compiling Grade 1 wins in the Spinaway, the Frizette and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Gun Runner’s other standout performers among his 20 first crop winners include Grade 1 Hopeful Winner Gunite, Grade 2 Best Pal winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) runner-up Pappacap, Grade 2 Adirondack Winner Wicked Halo and Stakes Winner Concept.