Candy Ride (Arg)

2021 Fees for Lane’s End; Quality Road Down to $150,000

On the heels of the announcement Friday that top three leading second-crop sire Daredevil will return to the U.S. from Turkey to stand at Lane's End Farm, the Versailles nursery and stallion station released its full roster and stud fees for 2021. A total of 21 stallions will make up the roster, led again by stalwart Quality Road, who gets a fee cut from $200,000 to $150,000. A majority of key breeding sheds are cutting 2021 stud fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candy Ride (Arg) will also see his...

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Thursday’s Pedigree Insights: Well-Bred Firsters Spice Up Salty KEE Finale

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 9th-KEE, $70K, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, post time: 5:30 p.m. ET A number of juveniles with strong established form take on some well-bred newcomers in a salty Keeneland finale Thursday. Juddmonte homebred American Patrol (American Pharoah) will be sent out by Bill Mott, who trained his half-sister Emollient (Empire Maker) to local all-weather wins in the 2013 GI Central Bank Ashland S. and GI Juddmonte Spinster S. as well as a pair of highest-level victories going 10 panels on the grass. Emollient has already produced...

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Champion Game Winner Retired to Lane’s End

Champion Game Winner (Candy Ride {Arg}--Indyan Giving, by A.P. Indy) has been retired from racing and will stand the 2021 season at Lane's End in Versailles, Kentucky. A stud fee will be forthcoming. During his championship juvenile season, 'TDN Rising Star' Game Winner was undefeated in four starts--a 5 3/4-length score in his career unveiling at Del Mar followed by the GI Del Mar Futurity, GI American Pharoah S. and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. After earning the champion 2-year-old title for the 2018 season, he returned at...

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Candy Ride Homebred Runs Away to Rising Stardom at Keeneland

Therideofalifetime (Candy Ride {Arg}) built on a promising debut with a sharp wire-to-wire score early on the blockbuster Saturday card at Keeneland to become the latest 'TDN Rising Star'. Rallying to be runner-up behind the sharp Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) when unveiled June 19 at Churchill, the chestnut was backed down to 3-2 favoritism here and easily outbroke the field. Showing the way in the clear through splits of :22.45 and :46.02, Therideofalifetime faced a brief challenge to his outside from second choice Swill (Munnings) in early stretch, but made...

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Tom’s d’Etat to WinStar Farm

Leading GI Breeders' Cup Classic contender Tom's d'Etat (Smart Strike--Julia Tuttle, by Giant's Causeway), hero of the 2019 GI Clark S. and an impressive last out winner of the GII Stephen Foster S. with a career-best 109 Beyer Speed Figure, will stand at WinStar Farm upon the conclusion of his racing career. Campaigned by Gayle Benson's G M B Racing and trainer Al Stall, Jr., he has compiled a record of 18-11-2-1 and earnings of $1,627,272. Tom's d'Etat is currently on a four-race winning streak and has his sights set...

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Candy Ride’s Vekoma All the Way in Runhappy Met Mile

Given a positive ride by Javier Castellano, R A Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable's Vekoma (Candy Ride {Arg}) dared them to catch him in Saturday's GI Runhappy Metropolitan H. at Belmont, and catch him they could not, as the immaculately bred chestnut made every yard of the running to best perfect-trip Network Effect (Mark Valeski) by 1 1/4 lengths. Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}) was forced to cover ground on the turn, but plugged on gamely to be third, while favored 'TDN Rising Star' McKinzie (Street Sense) had little...

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Market Proves Resilient in Timonium

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, delayed two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, opened Monday with trepidation in the air, but the clouds of fear and doubt dissipated and, for two days at least, there was a feeling of a return to normalcy in the industry. The auction featured solid demand for horses at all levels and concluded with a remarkable 19.2% buy-back rate. "We had a terrific day Monday and I said I hoped and prayed that we could keep the momentum going and...

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Candy Ride Colt Hammers For $875K

A son of top sire Candy Ride (Arg) summoned $875,000 from bloodstock agent Gary Young in Timonium Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old Sale. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Hip 443 breezed in :10 1/5. The colt was purchased by Superfine Farms for $175,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale.

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Sunday’s Insights: Royal Flag Goes for Third Straight

9th-CD, $83K, OC 62k/N2X, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 5:12 p.m. W.S. Farish homebred ROYAL FLAG (Candy Ride {Arg}), an impressive winner of two straight by a combined margain of 17 lengths, including a runaway optional claiming tally at Gulfstream with a 95 Beyer Speed Figure in her two-turn debut most recently Feb. 7, looks to keep the streak alive here. The 4-year-old half-sister to the talented MGSW and young sire Catalina Cruiser (Union Rags) is the 6-5 morning-line favorite. She is trained by Chad Brown. TJCIS PPs

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Zenyatta Foals a Filly by Candy Ride

Horse of the Year and GI Breeders' Cup Classic heroine Zenyatta (Street Cry {Ire}-Vertigineux, by Kris S.) foaled a chestnut filly by Lane's End resident Candy Ride (Arg) Sunday morning at 5:40 a.m. at the Versailles, Kentucky farm, www.Zenyatta.com announced. The three-time Eclipse Champion Older Mare and her latest offspring, her sixth, are both doing well following the delivery. This 148-pound filly is her first foal since the unraced Zellda (Medaglia d'Oro) was foaled in 2017. Her first foal, Cozmic One (Bernardini), and her second, Ziconic (Tapit), failed to win....

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