Twirling Candy

Four Fillies Share Fastest Eighth Time At Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Breeze Show

Four fillies clocked an eighth-mile in :10 2/5 on Sunday at Lone Star Park during the under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be held this Wednesday at noon. The sale is sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. “We saw some […]

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Gift Box Noses Out McKinzie In Santa Anita Handicap

The Santa Anita Handicap was billed as a two-horse race and it became on at the top of the lane, when 4-5 favorite McKinzie hooked up with 2-1 second choice Gift Box. The pair battled the length of the stretch, and while Gift Box was slightly ahead on the wire, McKinzie got a perfect head […]

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Law Abidin Citizen Wins Injury-Marred San Simeon

Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider and John Xitco’s Law Aibidin Citizen came away victorious in the injury-marred running of Sunday’s G3 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita Park. A 5-year-old gelding by Twirling Candy, Law Abidin Citizen paid $15.60 to win by a length over Cistron while heavy favorite Conquest Tsunami faded to fifth after setting […]

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Favored Concrete Rose Holds On For Florida Oaks Triumph

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose had the lead at the top of the stretch and was able to hold on through the wire to win the G3 Florida Oaks by a half-length on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. The sophomore daughter of Twirling Candy paid $8.40 as the tepid favorite. Ridden by Julien […]

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Sadler Sees Potential For Back-To-Back Big ‘Cap Wins With Gift Box

Just about a year ago John Sadler was celebrating Accelerate’s victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, the trainer’s first ever in the track’s historic race. Now he is poised to win it again with Gift Box, who worked six furlongs Friday in 1:14 for the mile and a quarter classic next Saturday, March 9. “He […]

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Bob And Jackie Tops Baltas Exacta In Eddie Logan Stakes

It took little more than a minute and a half for lightly raced Bob and Jackie to go from maiden winner to stakes winner, as the Kentucky-bred colt by Twirling Candy forced the issue throughout and held off stablemate Rijeka late to take Friday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita by one length. Trained […]

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Concrete Rose Stamps Ticket To Breeders’ Cup With Powerful Kick In Jessamine

Concrete Rose left no doubters at Keeneland Wednesday, taking the Grade 2 Jessamine with a powerful closing kick mid-stretch. Jockey Jose Lezcano piloted the filly in her second career start, sitting on or just behind the early pace and drawing her to the center of the turf course at the top of the stretch and […]

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Lane’s End Releases 2019 Fees, Led By Quality Road At $150,000

Lane’s End has released the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, led by Quality Road at $150,000. The 12-year-old son of Elusive Quality heads up an 18-horse roster at the Versailles, Ky., farm. He stood the previous season for $70,000, and has been led in 2018 by runners including Grade 1 winners City of […]

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Pacific Classic: Sadler Hopes Accelerate Can Reel In The One That’s Gotten Away

Is this the year that trainer John Sadler takes home the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic? He’s won many of Del Mar’s premier stakes races, but it’s the one that keeps getting away. Not by much as was the case in 2011 when his Twirling Candy roared down the stretch to just miss catching Acclamation at […]

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Finley’sluckycharm Gets The Nod In Madison’s Blanket Finish

The very consistent Finley’sluckycharm needed some of that luck to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland, just nosing out four rivals in a photo finish at the wire to stay undefeated in the state of Kentucky. Carl R. Moore’s 5-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy scored her first top-level victory at odds of 5-1, […]

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