Black-type winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Sweetontheladies (Twirling Candy–Whataclassybroad, by Yankee Gentleman) will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida for the 2021 breeding season with a $2,500 fee, the farm announced Monday. Sweetontheladies placed in five graded events and eight black-type races, finishing his career with earnings of $408,012 in 31 starts.
“Helen and I are excited to have the black-type winning and graded stakes-placed sprinter, Sweetontheladies, join our roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions,” said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres Stallions. “He has retired sound and brings stamina and consistency as a tenacious sprinter on dirt to our stables. Sweetontheladies is the only Twirling Candy stallion in Florida, which gives breeders the opportunity to expand the Candy Ride (Arg) bloodline in our state.”
Originally bought for $25,000 at OBS April, the gray captured the Juvenile Sprint S. at Gulfstream West as a 2-year-old and added Gulfstream's Crystal River H. the following year. He was third in the GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. at Saratoga in 2018, one of four graded placings he earned that year.