Indiana Derby (gr. II)
(gr. II , 8.5f ,)
Candy Ride (ARG) Beyond Perfection , by Quack
BBob Baffert, KY.; OBaffert, Natalie J. and Jacobs, George; TBob Baffert
Giant's Causeway Crafty Oak , by Crafty Prospector
BVirginia H. Tarra Trust, IL.; OVirginia H. Tarra Trust; TChris M. Block
Macho Uno Royal Confection , by Candi's Gold
BDavid Whelan, FL.; OMalih Al Basti Racing Stable; TKellyn Gorder
Margins: ½, 2¼, 2¾. Others: Weslinn 117($29,556) , Win Willy 124($14,778) , Fundy 121($5,000) , Sumo 121($5,000) , Despite the Odds 124($5,000) , Flat Bold 121($5,000) . Winning Jockey, Victor Espinoza.
There will be few stallions whose stud fees will increase in 2010. One who might buck the trend is Candy Ride, who stood for $12,500 the past four years and has out nine stakes winners this year, five of them graded. Most recently, his 3-year-old son Misremembered won the Oct. 3 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park.
The success of Candy Ride has not gone unnoticed; his 34 yearlings sold at public auction so far this year (through Oct. 4) have averaged $55,136.
Candy Ride, by Ride the Rails, was unbeaten in six starts, his first three in his native Argentina and his last three in Southern California for Sid and Jenny Craig and trainer Ron McAnally. He capped off his career by winning the 2003 Pacific Classic (gr. I) in his final start.
Misremembered had also been running in Southern California until the Indiana Derby. He was bred in Kentucky by Bob Baffert, who also is his trainer. The colt races for BaffertÕs wife, Jill, in partnership with George Jacobs.
The colt is the second stakes winner bred by Baffert, who in August became a member of the industryÕs Hall of Fame.
Misremembered, like his sire, ran in the Pacific Classic, but had his worst finish, coming home 10th. Prior to that, he had won the Swaps Stakes (gr. II) and finished second in the Affirmed Handicap (gr. III).
Misremembered is out of the Quack mare Beyond Perfection, who was sold as part of the dispersal of horses owned by the late John Franks. Consigned by Hill ÔnÕ Dale Sales Agency, agent, to the 2005 Keeneland January sale, she was purchased by Baffert for $7,000 in the name of Bode Moss.
Beyond Perfection also ran in California, winning three stakes in the early 1990s including the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. II). Before Misremembered, her best runner was The Griff, by Housebuster, who won five races and earned $201,960.
Before producing Misremembered, Beyond Perfection had produced just one foal in six years, and she has not had another since foaling the colt in 2006.
The second dam of Misremembered, the Black Beard mare Miss Imorullah, was a stakes winner in Ohio and produced the good Ohio stakes winner True West, by Buffalo Lark.
Candy Ride stood at Hill ÔnÕ Dale Farms but has been relocated and will stand in 2010 at Will FarishÕs LaneÕs End Farm near Versailles, Ky. His other 2009 graded stakes winners are Capt. Candyman Can (gr. I), Evita Argentina (gr. II), Chocolate Candy (gr. III), and El Brujo (gr. III).ÑD.M.L.