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Candy Ride's Most Brilliant Son
Millionaire Grade 1 winner Sidney’s Candy is the most brilliant son of Champion Candy Ride (Arg) to enter stud.
Six-time Graded stakes winner and multiple record-setter, Sidney’s Candy was a leading Triple Crown prospect of 2010, who trounced Champion Lookin At Lucky by six lengths in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), and then beat Horse of the Year Wise Dan at his own game at level weights, in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). Race 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 Keeneland November weanlings are selling for $150,000, $140,000, $140,000, $140,000, etc.
Sidney’s Candy is from the second crop of Champion miler 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. Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally said Candy Ride was “the most talented horse” he ever trained.
Candy Ride has already sired seven U.S. Grade 1 winners from his first three crops. The grandson of Fappiano adds brilliance and toughness to his progeny. Sidney’s Candy bred 116 mares his first season in 2012, and 104 in 2013. His first weanlings are averaging $85,786, more than 5 1/2 times the bred-on fee.
Sidney's Candy News
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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