Led by no fewer seven 3yo stakes winners, as well as the top-level California performer Kettle Corn, CANDY RIDE (ARG) is again proving to be one of North America’s premier stallions in 2013.
Through the end of August, CANDY RIDE (ARG) is:
#15 Sire on the Leading Sires List
#2 Kentucky Sire by All-Weather Earnings
#7 General Sire by Stakes Winners (10)
#15 Sire on the Average Earnings Index Rankings (AEI – 2.01)
The evergreen Kettle Corn, on the board in 19 of his 25 lifetime starts, has kept stellar company this season, and always comes through with a game performance. He beat the likes of Paynter in the G2 San Diego H. at Del Mar in July, ran Game On Dude to a length in the G1 Hollywood Gold Cup, and was second to that esteemed foe again recently in the G1 Pacific Classic.
To have seven 3yo stakes winners by August of their sophomore years is an impressive feat–8.5% of his runners from the crop are already stakes winners, and 13.% are stakes performers–and it underscores the promise of CANDY RIDE (ARG)’s upcoming crops. His 3yo standouts include:
• Looking Cool – 3yo colt won the $250,000 G3 Iowa Derby
• Walkwithapurpose – 3yo filly won the $140,000 Caeser’s Wish S. and $100,000 Wide Country S. at Laurel; placed in G2 Gazelle S.
• Omega Star – 3yo gelding won $200,000 Echo Eddie S. at Santa Anita
• Grand Tito – 3yo colt won the $75,000 Showing Up S. at Gulfstream
• Railtown Girl – 3yo filly won the $75,000 Dearly Precious S. at Aqueduct
• Candy Bites – 3yo cot won the Howard B. Noonan S. & Babst/Palacios Memorial H.
• Lolo Forever – 3yo colt won the Clásico Lutz
CANDY RIDE (ARG) is also the sire of the California standouts Clubhouse Ride, runner-up in this year’s G1 Santa Anita H.; and Sugarinthemorning, runner-up in the G2 Santa Monica H.; as well as the stakes winners Sweet Luca and Candyman E.
Now, CANDY RIDE (ARG)’s next crop of stars is emerging, the first two-years-olds from his breeding time at Lane’s End. They’re led by the exciting Candy Dandy, a 2yo colt from Steve Asmussen’s barn who romped by five lengths in a 6f Msw at Churchil in late June.
CANDY RIDE (ARG) has seen just three yearlings go through the ring so far this year, but they included a Lane’s End-consigned, $250,000 half-brother to GSW Elusive Warning who sold to Grey Goose Stable at FTSAUG. The colt was bred by Glenna J. Salyer DVM
At FTKJUL, Bradley Throughbreds went to $120,000 for a CANDY RIDE (ARG) son of MSW Flashy Four (Storm Cat) who was bred by Bluegrass Hall.
Keep an eye out for yearlings by CANDY RIDE (ARG) at Keeneland September, including 21 hailing from the Lane’s End Sales draft!