Jenny Craig

Bill Gates Picks Up Jenny Craig’s Rancho Paseana for $18 Million

Jenny Craig’s Rancho Paseana, a 228-acre facility once home to her Thoroughbred operation, has been sold to Bill Gates for $18 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The property, near Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., had been listed for sale at $30 million several years ago but was not publicly for sale when Gates bought it […]

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Pace Makes the Race in Both Divisions of Del Mar Derby

Utilizing opposite styles to achieve the same result, Gabriel Charles and Ethnic Dance won divisions of the featured Grade II Del Mar Derby Sunday, championship event of the summer season for three-year-olds. Gabriel Charles came from off the pace to win the first division of the nine-furlong contest over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course, […]

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Craig Pens Children’s Book About Horses, Will Sign at Del Mar

Jenny Craig, the lady who not only helped revolutionize the health and weight management industry, but also has been one of racing’s most prominent owners and breeders for several decades, will take part in a special book signing at Del Mar next Sunday, September 1. Craig has written a book titled “I Believe in Genevieve,” […]

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Jenny Craig’s Rancho Paseana Shutting Down

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that diet guru Jenny Craig will be closing her 200-acre Rancho Paseana facility by May 31 due to financial constraints. “Frankly I’ve been putting it off for … years, after my husband died,” Craig said. “I tried to make it work. I tried everything I could without reducing the quality […]

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Chocolate Candy dies after stud farm accident

Bar None Ranches in Canada reports that new stallion Chocolate Candy died this week after suffering injuries from crashing into a paddock fence.  Thoroughbred Manager Mike Vanin said the five-year-old was playing in his paddock at the Alberta farm when he slid and suffered a fatal trauma. “I believe the snow on the ground and […]

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Twirling Candy to stand at Lane’s End when racing career ends

Multiple graded stakes winner Twirling Candy will join his sire, Candy Ride, at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky., at the end of his racing career after the Farish family’s farm and Martin Wygod purchased an interest in the 4-year-old colt from Jenny Craig, who bred Twirling Candy in partnership with her late husband, Sidney Craig. […]

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TWIRLING CANDY: TO DQ OR NOT?

By Ray Paulick Jenny Craig’s Candy Ride colt Twirling Candy wired the Del Mar Derby field as the 1-5 favorite to run his record to 4-for-4 for trainer John Sadler, but this victory was not without incident. Early in the run down the backstretch, Twirling Candy ducked out sharply under Joel Rosario, causing Summer […]

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JENNY CRAIG APOLOGIZES TO TRAINER ART SHERMAN OVER DEL MAR DERBY SCUFFLE

After a controversial non-disqualification of Twirling Candy in Sunday’s Del Mar Derby, it appears that trainer Art Sherman’s Summer Movie has come up a little sore. “He’s a little warm in one ankle, but he’s more body-sore than anything,” said Sherman. But feelings were still a bit sore after the result. “I’ve always felt […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A ‘MOTT’ MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

By Ray Paulick Nineteen eighty-four was a big year for trainer Bill Mott. In the space of eight days in April he won the first and second Grade 1 races of his career, taking the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park with John Franks’ Heatherten and the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland with William Lucas’ […]

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