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Breeders' Cup, KTDF
Candy Ride's Most Brilliant Son
Millionaire Grade 1 winner Sidney’s Candy is the most brilliant and versatile son of Champion Candy Ride (Arg) to enter stud.
Six-time Graded stakes winner and multiple record-setter, Sidney’s Cindy trounced Champion Lookin At Lucky by six lengths in a Grade 1 on the main track, and beat Wise Dan at level weights in a Grade 1 on turf. Now, his first yearlings are being snapped up by a wide range of international buyers. Career highlights include:
- Won Santa Anita Derby (G1), San Felipe S. (G2), San Vicente S. (G2), Fourstardave H. (G2), La Jolla H. (G2), Sir Beaufort S. (G3)
- Set two records at Del Mar: 5 1/2f in 1:02.71, 8 1/2f in 1:39.52
- Exceptional miler: 8f in 1:33.70 at 3, 1:33.55 at 4
- Triple Digit Beyers coast to coast, on dirt, turf, and synthetic
- Highest Beyer at a mile on turf in 2011
- First progeny have sold in 2013/2014 for $160,000, $150,000, $140,000, $140,000, $140,000, $130,000, etc.
Sidney’s Candy is from the second crop of Champion Candy Ride, who was undefeated and untested on two continents. Candy Ride set a New World Record for the mile – 1:31 flat – and a New Track Record for 1 ¼ miles – 1:59.11. As a sire, Candy Ride adds brilliance and toughness to his progeny. He has already sired eight U.S. Grade 1 winners, eight 2014 Graded stakes winners.
Sidney’s Candy bred 116 mares his first season, and 104 his second. His first weanlings averaged $85,786; now, his first 2014 yearlings are averaging $87,833 - nearly eight times the stud fee. The future looks mighty sweet.
Sidney's Candy News
Monday, August 11, 2014
A pair of six-figure yearlings from the first crop by Sidney's Candy buoyed a very good Fasig-Tipton New York Preferred Yearling sale held Aug. 9-10 at Saratoga...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
For the second straight year, WinStar Farm will hold drawings to give away 13 free 2014 stallion seasons through the farm’s “Breed To Win” promotion. This year’s drawings will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th, and breeders who have signed and returned a 2014 live foal contract to one of WinStar’s participating 13 stallions by Feb. 7 at noon will be eligible to win...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
WinStar Farm announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 S&N, and emerging top sire Speightstown, whose fee will be $80,000 S&N following another stellar year...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
WinStar President & CEO Elliott Walden sits down with WinStar GM Chris Baker and WinStar Director of Bloodstock David Hanley for a round-table discussion on first foals from Drosselmeyer & Sidney's Candy...
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sidney's Candy, the Grade 1-winning and two-time track record-setting son of Candy Ride (Arg), sired his first foal Friday, Jan. 11 when a dark bay or brown colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, KY.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Drosselmeyer and Sidney's Candy, a pair of Grade 1-winning millionaires new to the WinStar Farm stallion ranks for 2012, each had their first respective mares pronounced in foal...
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Making his first start for WinStar Farm, Sidney's Candy gave his new owners plenty to smile about with a front-running, 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Fourstardave S. (G2)...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
WinStar Farm sold an interest in Sidney's Candy to Rubio B Stable, and plans to shuttle him to Haras La Pasion in Argentina for the 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding season...
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Grade 1 winner Sidney's Candy has been purchased by a partnership headed by WinStar Farm and turned over to trainer Todd Pletcher for the remainder of the colt's racing career...
Won at 2
A maiden special weight race at Del Mar (5.5f, AW, by 4, defeating Who's Up, Oceanographer, Indian Firewater, Magic Max, Royal F J, The Program).
Won at 3
Santa Anita Derby (gr-IA, 9f, by 4 1/2, defeating Setsuko, Lookin At Lucky, Caracortado, Skipshot, Alphie's Bet, Thomas Baines, Posse Power, Who's Up, Cardiff Giant).
La Jolla H (gr-IIT, 8.5f, by 5 1/2, defeating Kid Edward, Alphie's Bet, Summer Movie, Face and an Ace, Leroy's Dynameaux, Golden Itiz, Macias).
San Vicente S (gr-IIA, 7f, by 4 1/4, defeating Tiny Woods, Classical Slew, Runaway Bandido, Quiet Invader, Gilligan, Raging Wit).
San Felipe S (gr-IIA, 8.5f, defeating Interactif, Caracortado, American Lion, Stephen's Got Hope, Dave in Dixie, Erbeia).
Sir Beaufort S (gr-III, 8f, by 7 1/4, defeating Indian Firewater, Nextdoorneighbor, Stephen's Got Hope, Blue Panis).
2nd at 3
Swaps S (gr-IIA, 9f, to Skipshot, by a head, defeating Summer Movie, Alphie's Bet).
Won at 4
Fourstardave H (gr-IIT, 8.5f, defeating Moryba, Beau Choix, Blues Street, Turallure, Paris Vegas, Voodoo Swinge).
2nd at 4
American H (gr-IIT, 8f, to Ryehill Dreamer, by a nose, defeating The Usual Q. T., Leroy's Dynameaux, Liberian Freighter, Goldwaki).
Mervyn LeRoy H (gr-IIA, 8.5f, to Crown of Thorns, defeating Spurrier, Honour the Deputy).
3rd at 4
Shadwell Turf Mile S (gr-IT, 8f, to Gio Ponti, Get Stormy, defeating Wise Dan, Dance And Dance, Tajaaweed, Society's Chairman, Zoffany).
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