Twirling Candy

Baffert Pair Of Nadal, Ra’ad Take On Champion Storm The Court In Sunday’s San Vicente

Two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert has two horses set to take on Eclipse Award champion Storm the Court in his three-year-old debut Sunday in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes over seven furlongs at Santa Anita. They are debut winner Nadal, who won a 6 ½ furlong maiden allowance race at Santa Anita by […]

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O’Neill Trainee Fore Left Will Represent USA In Thursday’s UAE 2000 Guineas

Reddam Racing’s multiple stakes winner Fore Left will look to land a few ‘firsts’ in Thursday’s Group 3 $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas. Already part of the first American string at the Dubai World Cup Carnival, the Doug O’Neill trainee seeks to become the earliest-ever American victor at the Carnival. Within his own career, a win […]

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Gift Box May Skip World Cups, Stay Home For Santa Anita Handicap

Gift Box, who worked four furlongs Friday in 49.20, “might stay here” for the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, trainer John Sadler said Saturday morning. The 6-year-old gray son of Twirling Candy won the Big ‘Cap by a nose last April but also has been listed as under consideration for the […]

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Sham Stakes Set To Kick Off California’s 2020 Road To The Triple Crown

California’s road to the 2020 Triple Crown begins Saturday at Santa Anita with the running of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes, a mile test for youngsters that just turned 3 years old and offering 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third-place finisher and one to the […]

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Fore Left Does It All Right In Sunny Slope Stakes

Reddam Racing’s Fore Left relished a return to sprinting as he rocketed from the gate and was all heart late in holding off stablemate Strongconstitution to take Sunday’s $70,000 Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Fore Left, a Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy, got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.54. Seventh, beaten […]

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‘Not Much Left For Her To Do’: Morticia Retires A Millionaire

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Morticia closed the book on a stellar career Friday afternoon with a runner-up effort to Oleksandra (AUS) in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) at Keeneland. “I’m pretty sure that’s it. There’s not much left for her to do and I think now she will go to the farm where she […]

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Twirling Candy, Kitten’s Joy See Biggest Jumps In Average At Keeneland September Sale

In addition to being a top-to-bottom test of the Thoroughbred market’s stability, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale also provides a solid snapshot of which stallions’ stocks are going up and whose are plummeting. Running parallel to his ascension on the racetrack, the sire who took the biggest step forward at this year’s September sale was […]

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Morticia Caps Arnold’s Big Day With Ladies Sprint Triumph

What will likely go down as the penultimate start of Morticia’s race career is also a leading candidate to stand as the most impressive outing the 5-year-old mare has ever uncorked. Always consistent and never off the board on the turf in her home state of Kentucky, Morticia earned her second career graded stakes victory […]

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Hairline Fracture Sidelines Concrete Rose For Remainder Of 2019 Season

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose will miss the remainder of the 2019 season due to a hairline fracture in her right foreleg. The Rusty Arnold-trained daughter of Twirling Candy was training towards a start in the $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational, final leg of the Turf Tiara, following wins in the first two […]

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