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Yearlings dominate Keeneland day 3 as prices surge

Yearlings dominated the Wednesday session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, accounting for the day’s top three prices, led by the $180,000 paid by Glen Hill Farm for a filly by leading sire Kitten’s Joy. Out of the stakes-placed Danzig mare Garden Spot, the session-topping filly is from the family of Horse of the […]

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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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Smart Strike, Candy Ride head stud fee list at Lane’s End

Lane’s End Farm has announced 2012 stud fees for its stallion roster.  Heading the group is Smart Strike, who gets a $10,000 bump from his 2011 stud fee to $85,000.  Candy Ride’s fee is set at $50,000, also a $10,000 increase from 2011.  Curlin will once again stand for $40,000, while Lemon Drop Kid and […]

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Santa Anita Handicap winner Misremembered retired

Misremembered emerged with a tendon injury from his second-place finish to Win Willy as the favorite in last month’s Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park and has been retired. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride raced for Jill Baffert and George Jacobs and was trained by Jill’s husband Bob Baffert, who also bred the […]

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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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Barretts Sale median down 21.9%

Smoothe as Candy, daughter of Candy Ride, helped increase the foothold the stallion is earning amongst the California ranks when she topped the Barretts January mixed sale at $70,000. But indices were down including average (27.6%) and median (21.9%).

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Sidney’s Candy scratched, Twirling Candy ‘MIA’ since track record win

Sidney’s Candy, impressive winner of the Sir Beaufort Stakes on Santa Anita’s opening day program on Dec. 26, has been scratched from Saturday’s Grade 2 San Fernando Stakes, the Arcadia, Calif., track’s racing office confirmed on Friday. Winner of last year’s Santa Anita Derby on the track’s Pro-Ride synthetic surface, Sidney’s Candy sizzled one mile […]

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Quality Road to Stand for $35,000; Lane’s End Sets 2011 Stud Fees

Lane’s End has established a $35,000 live foal stud fee, payable when the foal stands and nurses, for multiple Grade 1 winner Quality Road, whose career ended on a disappointing note when last of 12 runners in the $5-million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 6. The fee for the 4-year-old son of Elusive Quality–Kobla, by […]

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American Graded Stakes Standings brought to you by Keeneland: Grade 1 Winners

Let’s take a look at Grade 1 winners in the U.S. this week in several key categories, beginning with trainers. It’s no surprise that Todd Pletcher, the runaway leader in overall American Graded Stakes wins and winners, is also the leader among the winners of G1 races. So far this year, he’s won 10 of […]

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