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Beholder’s Yearling Filly Gets A Name: Karin With An I

Beholder and her 2019 daughter of Curlin

The second foal out of four-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, a filly by Curlin, has been given the name Karin With An I, owner Spendthrift Farm announced on Monday.

The name was chosen in honor of the later mother of Spendthrift president Eric Gustavson.

”My mom died the same year the filly was born,” Gustavson said. “Wayne (Hughes) so graciously suggested we name the filly after my mom. I tried her name, which is Karin, with the Jockey Club. There was already a Caren (Canada's 2016 Horse of the Year), so they rejected it. That's how I chose 'Karin With An I.”'

The name follows in the footsteps of Beholder's first foal, an Uncle Mo colt named Q B One who is training toward his debut start in Southern California. Beholder delivered her third foal, a War Front filly, on Jan. 12 at Spendthrift Farm, where the 10-year-old Henny Hughes mare resides, and she visited fellow Spendthrift resident Bolt d'Oro during the 2020 breeding season.

Curlin, a 16-year-old son of Smart Strike, stands at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $175,000. The two-time Horse of the Year is the sire of Breeders' Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso, Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator, and Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, among many others.

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