Grade 1-winning millionaire Sidney's Candy will remain at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina to take up permanent residence and stand stud during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
The 9-year-old son of Candy Ride (Arg) had been shuttling to Haras La Pasion, which is located in the Providence of Buenos Aires, the last five Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons after standing each Northern Hemisphere breeding season at WinStar Farm.
From his first crop of 3-year-olds in 2016, Sidney's Candy is led in South America by his filly Pluja (Arg), winner of the Grade 2 Polla de Potrancas S. at La Plata. In America, he's led by first-crop 3-year-old colt Converge, winner of the Grade 3 Palm Beach S. earlier this year at Gulfstream, and Santa Anita Graded stakes-placed filly Sheeza Milky Way.
During his decorated racing career, Sidney's Candy set a Del Mar track record in his 5 1/2-furlong, maiden-breaking performance as a 2-year-old, and nabbed his second record when setting the 1 1/16-mile mark around two turns in the La Jolla H. (G2) over the Del Mar turf course as a 3-year-old. Sidney's Candy nearly added a dirt track record to his resume when he won the Sir Beaufort S. (G3) as a 3-year-old in 1:33 3/5, just 1/5 of a second off Santa Anita's track record at a mile.
Sidney's Candy scored his biggest win in the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby (G1), defeating a field that included champion Lookin At Lucky by 4 ½ lengths. He went on to capture six graded stakes wins in all, from California to Saratoga, and earning $1,104,810.
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