Bred: Lazy Lane Farms, LLC. (Va.)
Dam: Cielo Girl, by Conquistador Cielo
Bond Holder made his debut finishing fifth in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes, before heading to Del Mar where he placed second. In his first Grade 1 run the Mineshaft son won the FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 1/4 lengths. Bond Holder finished out his season with two fourth place finishes in Grade 1 races.