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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Candy Ride...

It’s the Golden State vs. the Bluegrass State Saturday.Read More
Kobe’s Back jumped into the Kentucky Derby 2014 picture with a visually impressive late running tally in Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park.Read More
Every year, sons of the popular sire Candy Ride make headlines as they win and place in Kentucky Derby preps, but are they Classic caliber horses? Read More
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  • travel_vic · A sustained horse runs fairly even fractions so in putting two horses together with the same final times, one an early/presser and the other a sustained/presser, the early would be out front a good bit of the way as the sustained gained fraction by fraction running their STYLE and beatend lenghts would mean nothing between them · 65 days ago ·
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  • JohnNicoletti1 · I would underestimate Candy Boy's distance and pedigree issue'sCandy Ride,Ride The Rails, and Cryptoclearnce, blood lines will allow him to negotiate the Derby distance. He has a Hall of Famer rider,Gary Stevens, who is the master at getting a horse to relax. If he remains healthy and sound, i believe he will be a legitimate contender for the Roses in May. · 62 days ago ·
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Candy Boy is one of the more intriguing sophomore colts on the Kentucky Derby trail.Read More
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  • Waya · Yes, I'd say Gary is sitting on a good one! When will the next Down and Derby be coming out, Brian? · 67 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · The next one will be up on Tuesday. · 66 days ago ·
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Currently, he’s mane and tail above anything California has to offer and his performances have made the East Coast horses look boring. Is Shared Belief a true contender or just hyped?Read More
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  • hannahWTC · I have never been super impressed with him. I am doubting his ability to run on dirt. And the 2 horses I had my money on in the CashCall had rough trips (Kobes back and Tap it Rich). He most likely will not last going a mile and a quarter. My choice for next years derby is Strong Mandate and Kobes back · 116 days ago ·
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  • https://www.facebook.com/jake.bennett.756 · I love it! The fact that you mentioned he could have the X-Factor gene! Anyone who loves this sport will be cheering for the horse because he is a superstar! No one finished races like he did last year, I know that he could be an excellent sprinter, but he proved alot going the distance he did in the Cashcall. He had plenty left in the tank and I honestly think he will be just fine on dirt. · 83 days ago ·
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Shared Belief burst onto the Kentucky Derby 2014 scene on Sunday, leaving highly regarded returnee Kobe’s Back in the dust in the Grade III Hollywood Prevue Stakes.Read More
  • equineplay · Two races, looks like the real deal. Hope he doesn't peak too early. It would be a good west coast rep. · 153 days ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · He is supposed to look good on the poly,let him show the ability to handle the dirt.Then maybe he can generate some excitement. Just like all the Candy Rides,except a little bit of Sidneys Candy who fizzled on the dirt ,Misremembered who was a nice horse and Chocolate Candy who is good.This sire has not done anything on the dirt. I for one will wait this guy out. Like i said, he is supposed to run over the carpet or turf. · 153 days ago ·
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With afterburners ignited, Shared Belief treated his competition badly down the Hollywood Park lane to the tune of an 7 ¾ length dismantling of the Hollywood Prevue field.Read More
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  • hannahWTC · I think people are over rating him. Until he races against a kobes back that isn't off a 4 month lay off he's not on my derby list · 155 days ago ·
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  • vodkak · Not to mention the rest of the field was WEAK!! · 155 days ago ·
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Update on 14 colts & fillies selected from the 2013 Keeneland Yearling Sale.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · That just shows how tough it is to actually get the horse you want with all the outs and RNAs. It will be fun to follow your picks to see how they run. I look forward to seeing you again at BC13! · 205 days ago ·
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  • CauseForConcern · Laurie, I have not been one to anticipate yearling sales in the past, but your article drew some interest. I was disappointed in the early retirement of Majesticperfection. He had beaten the eventual BC Sprint Champ, Big Drama, with ease, prior to his retirement due to injury. He was bought by Airdrie Stables, and, I think, this might be his first crop. Did you, by chance, spot any offspring of his at this sale? · 205 days ago ·
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Not all of tomorrow's stars will cost huge money. Let's take a look at some of the diamonds in the rough selling at this year's Keeneland September sale.Read More
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  • rl.studfarmpk · il lie good horses · 207 days ago ·
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  • CauseForConcern · Laurie, I have not been one to anticipate yearling sales in the past, but your article drew some interest. I was disappointed in the early retirement of Majesticperfection. He had beaten the eventual BC Sprint Champ, Big Drama, with ease, prior to his retirement due to injury. He was bought by Airdrie Stables, and, I think, this might be his first crop. Did you, by chance, spot any offspring of his at this sale? Otherwise, thanks for enlightening me with your insight, and educating me in an area where I have not had any experience. · 207 days ago ·
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candy ride is awesome. every time i'm around him, i just, i can't control myself. sorry! just a rly big fan...
Great horse. Doesn't get the credit he deserves.
Carrying 134 pounds, Dr. Fager set the then world record for a mile in the Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park.Read More
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  • travel_vic · visited him as a pensioner at Claiborne. Still had the look of eagles. · 600 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Krone still gets credit for the very WORST ride I ever witnessed and that is saying something after 40 plus years of races watched · 600 days ago ·
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Trainer John Sadler declared his 3-year-old Holy Candy fit for passage on the Kentucky Derby trail Friday, following his impressive maiden special weight score at Santa Anita. Read More
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  • AprilDoornbos · i said DERBY horse the moment i saw this huge gray colt and at first thought he was by HOLY BULL but he is out of a depute minister mare , same blood as CHAMPION GO FOR WAND ,was tall to trainer BAGDET WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR BARN SO I SAW THE ILL-FATED CHAMPION EVER DAY · 736 days ago ·
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  • AprilDoornbos · well i think HOLY CANDY ran an incredible game race coming from last to finish agame 4th and only after braking his maiden , its a good thing he didn't read the racing form · 732 days ago ·
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Candy Ride just ran 3 races?
Dr. Fager set the then-world record for a mile in the.......Read More
Enigma…the word means to be of puzzling or contradictory character. That word is the only one needed to describe Twirling Candy.Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · Twirling Candy should win this easy if he runs his race this time. It looked like he got intimidated and dropped back in the SA Handicap with all the bumping going on. · 1049 days ago ·
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  • DeadHeat · I think he rebounds as well. The sharp take back in the SAH may have been a combo of just having nothing left after playing pinball and intimidation. It's hard to say who was the true cause of all of that. GOD did shift out and brushed him, TC way overreacted. He should do much better this time out. · 1049 days ago ·
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Why couldn’t the horse that is the farthest from a lock, the one that nobody expects, be the one to rise to the occasion? Read More
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  • DeadHeat · Bearing our can indicate inexperience also. Most horses running in the Derby exert an effort that they have never had to do before, and bearing out in the stretch is also not uncommon, especially for a horse who was in his fifth lifetime start. He got ahead and probably lost focus, which a lot of horses will do. · 1065 days ago ·
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  • Mike in SB · I think he has a big shot at the Triple Crown. The Preakness winner usually comes out of the Derby and Mucho Macho Man looks like the only horse from the Derby that could beat him. The Belmont will be tough, but it seems to be a riders race and Animal Kingdom will have a great jockey for the Belmont This could be the year! · 1065 days ago ·
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Candy Ride expanded his California influence from the racetrack to the sale ring Jan. 24, when his daughter Smoothe as Candy topped the Barretts January mixed sale at $70,000. That exceeded the 2010 sale’s top price of $65,000 for the filly’s half sister Gentlemen’s Crown, in foal to Candy Ride.The ...Read More
A strapping Candy Ride colt became the highest-priced yearling sold so far during the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington when he brought $300,000 during the second session’s first hour Jan. 11.Brian Graves, the director of sales for Gainesway Farm, purchased the flashy chestnut i...Read More
The winter meet highlighting the new dirt track at Santa Anita is a week old and certain trends are forming. I’ve kept spreadsheets to determine which running styles are most prominent, which sires are getting the most winners, and if horses that breezed over the dirt had an advantage over those who...Read More

Candy Ride - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video08/24/03Candy Ride1stDmr51 1/4 mDPacific Classic-G1 3+ MCandy RideMedaglia d'OroFleetstreet Dancer1:59.11
View DetailsView Video07/04/03Candy Ride1stBHP71 1/8 mTAmerican Handicap-G2 3+ MCandy RideSpecial RingIrish Warrior1:46.20
View Details06/07/03Candy Ride1stBHP71 1/16 mDAlwOC 4 MCandy RidePrimericaBonus Pay Day1:41.28
View DetailsView Video12/14/02Candy Ride1stSIs121 mileTGran Premio Joaquin S. De Anchorena-G1 3+ MCandy RideEclipse WestIron Halo1:31.01
View Details10/12/02Candy Ride1stSIs81 mileTGran Premio San Isidro-G1 3+ MCandy RideJamelaoEclipse West1:32.16
View Details08/09/02Candy Ride1stADP76 fDMaiden  3 MCandy RideFreak PowerCrest Boy1:09.31