2011 Californian (G2)

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For the second straight year, Acclamation followed up a win going a mile and a half on Hollywood Park’s turf course in the Jim Murray Handicap (Grade II) with a victory going a quarter mile less in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (Grade I).Read More
Pulling and rank going down the back stretch despite taking the blinkers off for the first time, 2-to-5 on Twirling Candy might as well have been 15-to-1. However, in a dynamic display of superstardom, the four-year-old son of Candy Ride overcame the trouble he brought upon himself to storm by the r...Read More
Although there were some anxious moments in his first start without blinkers, heavily-favored Twirling Candy got the job done in the $150,000 Californian Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park.   Wrangled off the pace immediately by jockey Joel Rosario, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride seemed to re...Read More
Saturday’s Pick 6 from Hollywood Park includes a carryover of more than $312,000. The  feature race is the Grade 2 Californian Stakes for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and an eighth on Cushion Track. Overwhelming morning line favorite Twirling Candy tries to get back on the beam after a d...Read More
Asked if he had his six opponents in the Californian Stakes Saturday at Hollywood Park surrounded with his two entrants, trainer Paddy Gallagher Thursday replied, “They have me surrounded. There are a lot of nice horses in that race.”           &nbs...Read More
Defeated as the odds-on choice in the Santa Anita Handicap in his last start March 5, Twirling Candy will seek his third win over Cushion Track in the $150,000 Californian Saturday at Hollywood Park.Read More
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  • Jerry12929 · O yeah I always like twirling candy since his debut he's run huge at Hollywood park and I think will have no problems winning by 5+ lengths it's a weak field for a horse who has alot of potential · 1050 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · I remember thinking he would be the top older horse this year after his Malibu win in December. I hope he gets back in the winners circle. · 1050 days ago ·
Twirling Candy and Setsuko, two of the prime participants in a series of bumping incidents through the stretch of a roughly run Santa Anita Handicap March 5, are ready to resume their rivalry in the $150,000 Californian at Hollywood Park Saturday. The Grade II test at 1 1/8 miles on Cushion Track s...Read More

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