PR Special Keeneland September: Candy Ride’s Argentinian Connection

by | 09.13.2017 | 7:40am

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer its special print publication available online and on the grounds of the Keeneland Association in Lexington, Ky., during the annual September Yearling Sale, which runs through Sept. 23.

In this edition of the PR Special – the third of four during the September sale – Frank Mitchell's “Stallion Spotlight” focuses on Candy Ride, the Argentinean-bred who has had a very productive career at stud in Kentucky, most recently as sire of multiple Grade 1 winner Gun Runner. Mitchell also pores through the catalogue to find some of Wednesday's top hips in “Five to Watch.”

Natalie Voss continues her “Kentucky Farm Time Capsule” series, this time recounting the story of Maine Chance Farm, which for part of its history was owned by the somewhat eccentric cosmetics magnate Elizabeth Arden Graham.

In “Ask Your Veterinarian,” Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital's Dr. Kathleen Paasch explains how some orthopedic issues can delay a yearling's entry into training for the spring 2-year-olds in training sales. And in the “Honor Roll,” Chelsea Hackbarth talks to Mike Ryan, who as agent purchased eventual G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and G1 Belmont Oaks winner New Money Honey from Taylor Made Sales Agency at the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Click here to read this edition of the PR Special.

  • LongTimeEconomist

    Frank Mitchell, for South American horses that were successful sires here, how about *Forli?

  • Wendy Averill

    I’m convinced that if Candy Ride had remotely acceptable Kentucky bloodlines, he’d be standing at $100,000. And you’re right, Long Time Economist. Forli was one of the greats and appears in the pedigrees of many outstanding horses. The reason South American sires aren’t as successful is that even after they come up with top runners (Gun Runner, Mastery, Shared Belief, etc.) , they usually are bred to less than average producing mares. And breeders continue to breed their top mares to new, unproven stallions in the hope of hitting it big in the yearling/two-year old market.

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