William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm and California breeder/owner Martin Wygod have purchased an interest in grade I winner Twirling Candy .
Four-year-old Twirling Candy has won six of seven starts, including four stakes on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces, and has earned $579,900.
At 2, he won at Hollywood Park in his only start at that age. As a 3-year-old, he captured his first three starts including the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) by 3 1/4 lengths and the Oceanside Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths. In his final start at 3, he broke Spectacular Bid’s track record in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita, winning the seven-furlong stakes in 1:19.70
In his only start this year, Twirling Candy romped by 4 1/2 lengths in the Strub Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 5. Twirling Candy is scheduled to start next in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5.
Twirling Candy, who was bred by Jenny Craig and her late husband Sid, races for Jenny Craig in the name Craig Family Trust. Twirling Candy is by Argentine champion Candy Ride , who stands at Lane’s End and was the leading sire of grade I winners last year. Twirling Candy is out of House of Danzing, by Chester House, and is from the female family of Triple Crown winner and two-time Horse of the Year Affirmed.
“We look forward to his continued success on the race track and his next career as an exciting new addition to the Lane’s End stallion roster,” said Farish, whose farm is located near Versailles, Ky.