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.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Brady Blue Eyes||Ernesto Alcoverde||
|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||
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.
- By Pete Denk
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.
Twirling Candy, who was being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 5, has been retired from racing because of an injury.
Acclamation, with a patented front-running ride from veteran jockey Patrick Valenzuela, held off favored Twirling Candy in the final furlong to win the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) by a head at Del Mar Aug. 28.
The top spot is on the line in the 3YO division. read blog
Twirling Candy, two-for-two on the Del Mar turf, will seek his first victory on the Southern California racetrack's synthetic surface when he faces nine others in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 28.
With ownership partners Jenny Craig and Marty Wygod looking on from a grandstand box, potential TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) favorite Twirling Candy worked a mile in 1:37 4/5 over the main track at Del Mar Aug. 21.
The Travers, King's Bishop, and Pacific Classic could be must-see races. read blog
Potential Pacific Classic (gr. I) favorite Twirling Candy posted a bullet work Aug. 7 when he covered six furlongs in 1:11 3/5 at Del Mar. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was the fastest of 20 horses at the distance.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin revisits Blind Luck and Invisible Ink and other stories. read blog
A full field of 10 3-year-olds will clash in the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes July 20 as Del Mar opens for its 72nd season.
Two dudes from trainer Bob Baffert's barn proved better than heavy favorite Twirling Candy in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) when First Dude came from off the pace to defeat Game On Dude by a nose July 9.
Who will win the 2011 Hollywood Gold Cup? Will Awesome Gem repeat? Or will it be a Dude? Or will a Candy horse prevail? How will the rest finish? Predict the Order
Hollywood Gold Cup is chance to stamp himself as division leader. read blog
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