Progeny of Candy Ride, who
won the 2003 $1-million Pacific Classic, swept the final three races on
Saturday's race card at Del Mar, highlighted
by the runaway and record performance by Sidney's
Candy in the La Jolla Handicap.
the brilliant display by Sidney's
Candy were Clubhouse Ride in the eighth race, a $50,000 maiden special weights
event for 2-year-olds that was packed with classic pedigrees, and
Sugarinthemorning in the 10th, a race for Cal-bred 2-year-old filly maidens,
also with a $50,000 purse. Trainer Ron McAnally said this morning
Sugarinthemorning could show up next in the Grade I Darley Debutante on
Saturday, September 4, a race to which the filly is nominated.
triple gave Candy Ride six winners at the meet after19 days. Joining Sidney's Candy, who was bred by Jenny Craig and her late
and races for the Craig Family Trust, as a stakes winner this meet is Twirling
Candy, who won the track's opening-day $100,000 Oceanside Stakes at a mile on
not a winner, another Candy Ride stakes runner came close when Thisoneforyou
finished second in the Fleet Treat Stakes.
Ride stands at Lane's End Farm in Versailles,
Ky., for a fee of $25,000. The
undefeated Argentine-bred was bought by Sidney and Jenny Craig just prior to
the Pacific Classic. Jenny Craig remains a majority owner in the stallion.
prominent runners for the sire include Chocolate Candy, who was fifth in the
2009 Kentucky Derby for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer; Evita Argentina, who won Del Mar's 2008 Sorrento Stakes for trainer
John Sadler, and Misremembered, winner of the 2010 Santa Anita Handicap for
breeder-owner-trainer Bob Baffert.