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Candy Ride colt ensures a sweet start to day two

A yearling colt by Candy Ride ensured a good start to the second day of the Keeneland Januaryhorses of all ages sale when  sold to Brian Graves for $300,000.

“I stuck my neck out and we’ll see how it goes,” said Graves. “I thought he was a standout. I was prepared for $225,000-$250,000, and I was walking away at $275,000, and then I went back one more time.”

The chestnut colt is out of the winning Gentlemen mare Gentlemen’s Crown, who is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Chocolate Candy (also by Candy Ride). He was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.

“His mother is a half-sister to a good Candy Ride, and it’s already worked in the pedigree,” said Graves. “He’s got everything you would want to see.”

The colt is likely to be sold as a breeze-up juvenile. “I plan on taking him to the farm and taking as good a care of him as possible until next year,” Graves said. “I think he is the type that the highest calibre people in this game like to have, and that’s why I took the risk.”

 

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