Mar. 18, 2016
Juveniles by TWIRLING CANDY brought $850,000 and $825,000 at the recently concluded OBS March Sale in Ocala, confirming the son of CANDY RIDE (ARG) as one of the most exciting young sires in North America.
Leading the duo was Hip 222, a colt from the Henny Hughes mare Sage Mist who was hammered down to Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm and China Horse Club for $850,000. That was the second-highest price of the sale’s opening session. The colt was consigned by Eisaman Equine, who sent him out to a :10 1/5 breeze during the under-tack preview.
“He turned out to be a wonderful young horse,” consignor Dr. Barry Eisaman told the TDN. “He’s everything everyone looks for in young athletes. The sire is hot. The horse is sound, correct, had great veterinary work, and is a great mover with a lot of speed. It all just came together for him. Everyone that’s here liked him. He was looked at probably more than any horse we’ve ever brought to a 2-year-old sale.”
The colt, a half to SW Highway Boss from the family of Electronic Unicorn, was bred in Kentucky by Ernest C. Frohboese.
On Day 2 of the March Sale, another 2-year-old by TWIRLING CANDY became the auction’s highest-priced filly when Hip 558 was knocked down to Solis/Litt for $825,000. From the mare Felicitee (Menifee), the New York-bred filly was consigned by Nick de Meric.
“That was a great filly,” said Jason Litt. “She did everything right, and we are elated to have her.”
With two of North America’s premier 2-year-old in training sales in the books, TWIRLING CANDY is the #2 sire in the nation by juvenile average.