When Del Mar kicks off its 76th summer season July 16, the seaside California oval will be marking a return to a dirt main surface after eight years with a synthetic track as mandated by the California Horse Racing Board.
Queen of Silence scored a tenacious neck victory in her career debut May 25 in the second race at Gulfstream Park, fighting off rivals late and becoming the first winner for Twirling Candy.
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With no seven-figure horses this year, the numbers declined at the 2015 Barretts selected sale of 2-year-olds in training Feb. 23 in Pomona, Calif., with a $400,000 son of Twirling Candy topping the one-day auction.
Candy Ride continues the series of training offspring of sires, which can be found in the Jan. 17, 2015 issue of The Blood-Horse. view slideshow
Average and median increased Nov. 8 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale's fifth session, where a robust but select market continued into Book 3.
The top-selling horse the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale was a colt from the first crop of Central Kentucky stallion Twirling Candy.
The Keeneland September yearling sale's 10th session saw gains in gross and average, with a steady median, while cumulative average and median on pace to end higher than last season's comparable session.
Last at the top of the stretch, favored Enterprising unleashed a torrid closing kick on the far outside to win the $116,700 Oceanside Stakes on the opening day of the 2014 summer meet at Del Mar.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opens today and with it TwinSpires.com's $42,000 Beat the Caveman Challenge. read blog
Deep fields and handicapping challenges abound in the opening-day races at Del Mar. read blog
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club kicks off its 75th season of racing a day later than usual July 17 with a new, wider turf course and plenty of full fields.
Gabriel Charles and Ethnic Dance used different tactics to get there, but both were winners in separate divisions of the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 1.
Gervinho grabbed the lead in deep stretch and prevailed gamely over the fast-closing Greeley Awesome to win the opening division of the Oceanside Stakes on opening day at Del Mar July 17.
Split divisions of the Oceanside Stakes and a 10-race card with 98 entries await racing fans July 17 as Del Mar kicks off its 74th summer season in northern San Diego County.
The first reported foal by record-setting grade I winner Twirling Candy is a bay filly out of the A.P. Indy mare Silent Moccasins.
Trainer John Sadler reported that Holy Candy, pulled up as the favorite in the second division of the opening day Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar July 18, has undergone successful surgery for a bone chip in his right front ankle.
Favored Holy Candy, pulled up in the final furlong as the favorite in the second division of the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar July 18, apparently was not seriously injured.
Images from the 75th opening day at Del Mar. View Slideshow
My Best Brother and Midnight Crooner tallied victories in divisions of the Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds before a record opening-day crowd of 47,339 at Del Mar July 18.
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Pete Denk says tread lightly early on at Del Mar. read blog
With 18 entrants, Del Mar will kick off its 73rd summer season with split divisions of the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes, the seaside track's traditional opening day feature.
Grade I winners Courageous Cat and Twirling Candy, who are standing their first year at stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., have gotten their first mares in foals.
Images from some of the Kentucky Farm Open Houses in January 2012. View Slideshow
Graded stakes winner Chocolate Candy has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Bar None Ranches near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Brady Blue Eyes||Ernesto Alcoverde||
|Domonation||Justin R. Evans||
|Face and an Ace||J. Paco Gonzalez||
|Gallant Gent||Craig Anthony Lewis||
|Hockley||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Just Magic||Janet Armstrong||
|Killer Bear||Jeff Mullins||
|Macias||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Twirling Candy||John W. Sadler||
|Very Fair||Dan L. Hendricks||
More Race Results
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|Bing Crosby S. (gr. I)|
|California Dreamin' S.|
|Race 10 (ALW) at DMR on 7/26/15|
|Race 9 (MSW) at DMR on 7/26/15|
|Race 7 (MSW) at DMR on 7/26/15|
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|California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S.||DMR||7/31|