Candy Ride

Aug. 23 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency EXPENSIVE DAUGHTER OF JACARANDA DEBUTS AT THE SPA 3rd-SAR, $72K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, 2:20 p.m. Peter Brant went to $925,000 at KEESEP for AMERICAN WEST (Curlin), the second foal and first to make the races out of GSW Jacaranda (Congrats), who makes her career bow in this test. Jon Clay's Alpha Delta Stable went to $2 million to acquire Jacaranda, in foal to Candy Ride (Arg), at the 2016 FTKNOV sale. The Grade III winner is a half-sister to MGISW and hot young sire...

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First-Crop Gun Runner Yearlings Sweep Into Sales Season

  Although it will look quite different this year, the start of the yearling sales season is finally around the corner and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner would appear to be poised at the head of his class if stud fee and weanling average are anything to be. The son of Candy Ride (Arg) led all sires of first weanlings with an average of $275,923 with 13 of 14 sold, including a filly out of two-time Grade I winner Love and Pride (A.P Indy) who was the highest-priced...

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Vekoma to Stand at Spendthrift

B. Wayne Hughes's Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to multiple Grade I-winning millionaire Vekoma (Candy Ride {Arg}--Mona de Momma, by Speightstown). The chestnut captured the prestigious GI Runhappy Metropolitan H. Saturday, four weeks after dominating the GI Runhappy Carter H. "We are extremely excited about Vekoma and his future as a stallion. It's not often you see an elite racehorse that is by a Grade I winner and out of a Grade I winner," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. "Vekoma is a terrific blend of his sire...

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Wednesday's Insights: Stidham Unveils Candy Ride Colt at Tampa

4th-TAM, $20k, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 2:30 p.m. ET BRANCO MARIA (Candy Ride {Arg}) faces seven rivals in this unveiling for trainer Mike Stidham. The sophomore, a $385,000 FTSAUG yearling purchase by Phoenix Thoroughbred III, worked five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 (3/7) at Tampa Bay Downs May 7. The son of two-time Canadian stakes winner Heidi Maria (Rockport Harbor) hails from the extended female family of 'TDN Rising Star' Sweet Whiskey (Old Fashioned), heroine of the 2014 GIII Old Hat S. and runner-up in the GI TVG Acorn S. TJCIS PPs

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Two Fresh Horses Riding the Candy Carousel

The fact that he has only just broken into the six-figure club, at the age of 21, tells you how strong a curve Candy Ride (Arg) is taking into the evening of his career. His current sophomores, representing his 12th crop, were the first to be conceived at $60,000, up from $40,000 the previous year; while his yearlings were the first bred at $80,000, immediately following Gun Runner's Horse of the Year campaign. With his status as a sire of sires ever strengthening, moreover, Candy Ride must be counted one...

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Pricey Candy Ride Colt Takes Salty Gulfstream Allowance

9th-Gulfstream, $44,000, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($75,000), 3-27, 3yo, 1m, 1:35.30, ft. MONEY MOVES (c, 3, Candy Ride {Arg}--Citizen Advocate {MSW & GSP, $327,450}, by Proud Citizen), a debut winner sprinting in the slop here Feb. 15, handled the stretch out to a mile successfully Friday while besting a salty bunch in the process. Attending the pace along the fence through splits of :23.04 and :45.66, he opened a narrow advantage at the top of the lane as 'TDN Rising Star' and fellow second timer Edge of Fire (Curlin) revved up...

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Friday's Insights: Gun Runner Full-Brother Debuts at Fair Grounds

2nd-FG, $45K, Msw, 3yo, 6f, 6:28 p.m. FORTUNE TICKET (Candy Ride {Arg}), a full-brother to Horse of the Year Gun Runner, makes his debut for Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen. The Three Chimneys homebred, tabbed as the 7-2 morning-line favorite, worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 (3/35) at Fair Grounds Mar. 1. Established (Constitution), a $400,000 KEESEP yearling and half-brother to GISW Sweet Loretta (Tapit), has been assigned post one in this debut run for trainer Mike Stidham. TJCIS PPs

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Notable US-Bred Runners in Japan: Feb. 22 & 23, 2020

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kyoto and Tokyo Racecourses, featuring the 4-year-old debut of the extremely talented Mont Perdu (Cairo Prince) Saturday, February 22, 2020 1st-KYO, ¥9,680,000 ($87k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m ABUL HAUL (c, 3, American Pharoah--Kitten's Dumplings, by Kitten's Joy), the first foal from...

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Pricey Candy Ride Colt Figures Things Out Late in Gulfstream Debut

MONEY MOVES (c, 3, Candy Ride {Arg}--Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen), a $975,000 OBS April purchase last year after a :10 flat breeze, figured things out late in his Saturday unveiling to begin repaying his owners' investment. Slowly away, he advanced some down the backside and on the turn but still had his work cut out for him as longshot Sagamore Mischief (Into Mischief) headed for home well in front. Money Moves found his stride down the center of the muddy stretch, however, and inhaled the pacesetter to score by...

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Saturday's Insights: $975K Candy Ride Colt Debuts at Gulfstream

1st-AQU, $68K, Msw, 3yo, 6.5fT, 1:00 p.m. ET Gary Barber and ERJ Racing LLC's PATROL (Liam's Map) debuts for trainer Mark Casse. The second highest-priced juvenile of 2019 for Liam's Map (the sire's third highest-priced 2-year-old overall last year), the grey was secured for $350,000 at Keeneland last April. Dylan Davis gets the mount. TJCIS PPs 2nd-FG, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 9f, 1:29 p.m. ET Triple Crown nominated AIRSTREEM (Tapit), a half-brother to champion and Classic heroine Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d'Oro), closed from off the pace to be fourth going six...

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What's In a Name? Odysseus

Editor's note: What's in a name is a new feature where we give a shout-out to owners and trainers whose cleverness might have gone right over our heads the first time... by Andrea Branchini ODYSSEUS, (c, 4, Candy Ride {Arg}--Charm the Giant {Ire} {GSW, $336,309}, by Giant's Causeway. Santa Anita, $56,500, Msw, 1-17, 4/up, 5 1/2fT, 1:03.49, gd. O-Cheyenne Stables LLC, Perry R Bass II & Ramona S Bass; B-Ron & Deborah McAnally (KY); T-Richard E Mandella. "Charming the giant" is exactly what the hero of the Odyssey did with...

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