Candy Ride's Sire, Ride the Rails, to Pegasus in California
Ride the Rails, sire of 2003 sensation Candy Ride, will stand in 2004 at Tom Bachman's Pegasus Ranch near Petaluma, Calif. His fee will be $7,500.Ride the Rails has sired eight stakes winners and a dozen stakes-placed runners while standing in Argentina. Sent there in 1995 after a U.S racing career in which he was a stakes winner and grade I stakes-placed, Ride the Rails currently stands at Haras Abolengo Farm near Buenos Aires.Candy Ride, a champion miler in Argentina, is unbeaten in his career. His U.S. record includes a track record 1:59.11 in the 1 1/4-mile Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) and a score in the American Handicap (gr. II).Ride the Rails, a 12-year-old son of Cryptoclearance out of the Herbager mare Herbalesian, won or placed in 10 of 14 starts and earned $255,096. He took the Foolish Pleasure Breeders' Cup Stakes and ran second in the What a Pleasure Stakes (gr. III) as a 2-year-old and placed in the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at three.